Bittersweet is always a sign of Autumn for me. My first introduction to bittersweet was when I was a guest at someone's house over the Thanksgiving holiday. The house was a beautiful antique Cape decorated with exquisite artwork and fine antiques.
Against the formality of the interiors and of the beautiful appointed Thanksgiving table, bittersweet draped the dining room fireplace mantle. Its simplicity was graceful and elegant. It taught me how the simplest of things, especially in nature, can be the most breathtaking.