I am dragging my holiday feet.
Oh yes I am.
A little snow in the desert made it linger.
I'd love a few more days to veg out, wouldn't you?
I am over the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but a vacation.
Oh yes, that's what I need, you?
It did snow a few days ago, but today it was sunny and delicious and I took some time to enjoy it.
Today it's back up in the 70's.
Silly silly bizarre ole place this is.
As promised, it took me a whole day or two, but I went through all my pics and chose some to share.
Like, of the fairy tree!
(which stays up year round)
And the fluffy white stuff!
And the mince meat pies and cookies.
Snow does make it more holidayish, doesn't it?
My boys went beyond bonkers.
Miles was born in one of the coldest winters we have ever had 4 years ago.
So, he seems to adoooooore the snow.
The Christmas Village is always fun to sit and look at.
I made lots of gifts, one in particular for Mombie, an angel...
She loves angels.
I think a snow angel sprinkled powdered sugar all over my veggie garden!
Our fruit trees will be so happy for the cold.
As will the poppies and others too.
As you know I traveled to the family pad for a couple days.
It was all decked out and lovely.
Mom and dad work very hard to make it happen, they love it and enjoy it so.
Decorating and putting up lights just everywhere you can imagine.
A gaggle of wooden swans look down from above, all decked out in their holiday ribbons.
And the black Halloween tree promptly turns Christmasy.
I think it could easily flip into a Mad Tea Tree, don't you?
The fairy tree does take the cake for all of us fairy lovers.
Drank, and were extra merry.
Well, I am a fuddy duddy, so I drank a very tart Italian lemon seltzer.
It was gooood :-)
Pretty things everywhere I turned.
I love gift packaging...
Brown kraft paper with silver dots and golds and black make me extra happy.
The wind kicked up like mad on Christmas.
We went to the cemetery on Christmas eve to visit my aunt and my dad's dad.
Then we went looking at people's crazily lit houses.
It was lovely.
As a storm blew in I headed home and was almost whisked off the highway from the winds.
A couple days later, this happened.
Just in time to ring in the new year at the country pad.
I LOVE the black sky and the white trees.
Its extra great to have a delivery boy when it's snowing.
Miles and Matty loved the snow in ways I can't even describe.
They were out morning noon and night.
Sniffing and searching and rolling.
I love my little Matty (also known as Brownie) and his curly tail, my little warrior guy.
Miles is a snow dog of the heart.
He loves it sooooo!
He even did a little yoga out there on the driveway.
Where the snow turned to hard ice.
Maybe that's the real downward dog pose, how would we know?
We went around our paths.
Playing and taking pics.
Stuffing noses in fluffy snow, just because it feels good.
Checking out the vegetable garden, where the arbor lost a piece :-)
Sneaking into the cottage loft and hunkering under fluffy quilts.
Watching everything turn shades of blue.
And then the next day, the sun...
Cactus pads plopping over everywhere.
I just love how snow coats everything so beautifully.
Snow dreams in the desert are soooo much fun!
So many plants adore the cold snap.
They needed it as there was no winter last year, which was strange.
Normally it snows here once a year at least.
My baby Christmas tree I planted 13 years ago is HUGE.
A real Christmas tree!
As it melted the fairy bower was just magical.
Hiding in the garden path tunnel :-)
It's so fun to see aloes and cacti covered in snow isn't it?
Oh desert snow!
It was fun and fabulous and a treat.
And now, it's gone, yay!
Just the way I like it, since I don't like to be very cold.
And here's a shot of a random house beyond decked out.
Gotta love the folks who do this.
It was a blur of a holiday season to me.
I am ready for a vacay in the sun rays!
Lovely times for all.
I hope yours were lovely as well!!
Nothing like ending the year and beginning a new one with...
At night they were pink, in the day dusty cotton candy clouds.
Gifts of nature all around.
There for the taking.
Reminding us to believe and dream and to not roll our eyes at being young hearted.
Wouldn't you say?
Happiest New Year Wishes!!!
I love a New Year, hooray!
How are you out there in your neck of the woods?
Do tell me won't you?
One sided tales are never gobs of fun.