The gentle light of an autumn afternoon is reflected in the warmth of yellow roses with laurel cherry berries, nasturtiums, and coleus leaves. The roses are Shrub rose ‘Claudia Cardinale’ and English rose ‘English Garden’. The berries are from a large shrub, a Prunus lusitanica, commonly called Portugal laurel or laurel cherry. These stems were cut just before the migrating cedar waxwings would swoop in for their annual feast to fatten up for the trip further south. I have thought of this bouquet as a good fit for the month of Thanksgiving and kind of think the waxwings would give thumb’s-up to my thinking.