Can you believe it?
The magic of Christmas has made its way to us.
Another bless-ed year.
Picking garden bits for the celebration.
Greens and reds from nature.
The birds ate all the pyracantha berries but the nandina (heavenly bamboo) has some for us.
Acorns and carnations in tiny glass bottles.
Mantle full and happy.
A lone coral rose popped up just in time.
It's bright and cloudy all at once.
Sun bobbing through clouds sending light streaming through the windows so beautifully.
I find a tattered peach rose.
I decided to use my miniature lemon tree as my Christmas branch this year.
The gophers ate the roots and it toppled over.
I saved it, and painted it matte gold.
Covering it in dried autumn roses, garden flowers and berries.
I had a longing for something more natural this year.
So, I waited and waited to see what I would do on the tree front.
I always put up a branch with baubles.
Filling my lost lemon tree with dried roses had some kind of hauntingly wonderful beauty to it.
For my heart at least.
A dried rose tree was just the thing this year it seems.
I wish you the most dreamy warm holiday season.
I am quite busy, so many visits and things.
But, I'm enjoying it.
I went on a quick road trip, did some shopping, returned to madness and plunged.
And now here we are.
I can't even believe it.
The spirit of Christmas has truly filled my soul.
I'll go to a beautiful mass this evening.
Never forgetting the true meaning.
Then off for merriment a plenty.
I hope you are doing wonderful beyond words.
This year has zipped by at speeds I can't even fathom.
So, I'll take deep breaths and savor these next few days.
Thanks for being out there.
May your dreams escape your wishes, flutter around you and morph into reality.
I have a funny feeling, they will ♥
Lots of Love,