The last of the autumn foliage comes inside where it's glorious golden color warms up our living room. I could sit back and stare at the beauty of these leaves for hours. Alas, the trees outside are bare now as we head into the grey days of winter. Now it becomes a challenge finding fresh color to bring indoors. In one corner of the garden a lonely peach rose blooms and I dare not pick it ; there it stands sentry like a beacon glowing in the dark. In other areas of the garden are camellias , chinese lanterns and a few sunny yellow jonquils, which I chose to make a little posy to bring inside today. These are the days of hibernation. Cosy get together s around the fire, books, various hand crafts, pots of tea, and, for a treat sometimes, a big wholesome cake.