Oh, dear readers, I fear I have left you in the lurch! Last post on the first??? How can that be?
It seems December is always a blur, not only with holiday preparations, but with birthdays in our family. My sister's was Thanksgiving, my oldest daughter's Dec 1st, and my twin daughters' Dec 10th...and then we are left basically with 2 weeks until Christmas.
I've been so behind, I didn't even get the November giveaway posted (after promising at the beginning of the month). Deb, my dear, you are the winner of a little tidbit of art, and I think I do have your address somewhere here, so will pop this in the mail to you.
Can you tell I am I am just trying to wade through through all the odds and ends of things that need taken care of here on the table?
Our weather continues mild, and we've had an inordinate amount of sun...and here we are nearly at solstice...."the watershed of the year" as Vita Sackville-West called it. Always a mental load-lifting time for me as I can look forward to spring and longer days, and yes...those daffodils, the early ones of which are already popping through the ground! One of the many reasons I love, love, love where I live.
A snowy photo from last year...just to get you in the holiday spirit.
Where I grew up, the first blizzard is predicted now, with months of possible snow and storms ahead. For 13 years I lived in MT where we basically had 9 months of snow and 3 months of bad skiing. Here, there is really only about one month where almost nothing is in bloom
Grandson Jake cut our holiday tree for us again and helped me decorate. It is a bit of a Charlie Brown tree, a wild tree cut from the forest, but it is the fun of going out and getting it and dragging it up to the house that makes it special. We've already spotted a new stand of moderate-sized trees for next year.
Granddaughter Gigi will be here with mom Kolya for our early Xmas on the 22nd, as will be the rest of the family. I'll get to enjoy 13-month-old Gigi for 2 whole days!
Have a blessed, healthy, contented, friend-filled holiday everyone. Back to art soon....
Oaxaca in December
5 weeks ago