"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The past few mornings,

just before the sun completely shows itself,
the sky has been in the most beautiful color ever! 
It is always different, every day.........and it's 
beauty is more stunning as each day arrives

The weather and temps have been pleasant, dry, 
and warm.  Christmas day was close to 70
I have not yet had to use my greenhouse heater and 
the little tomato plant that I moved inside in  early fall

is still producing tomatoes.

I have had this potted flower, going on 4 years now. 

It blooms constantly and brightens up the greenhouse.
Once in a while, it seems to die down........but within
just a few weeks, it's green and back to blooming.

These are flowers that I dug up and moved to the safety of 
the greenhouse in early fall.  They still have not bloomed, 
but remain sturdy thick and green. Anyone know
what they might be?

Sophie stayed outside with me as I removed all of the
Christmas decorations.  I never like to leave Christmas things 
up  after Christmas.  I like it all packed away before the new 
year comes.

Taboo is enjoying his new bed.  He has been stealing Sophie's 
bed and taking long leisurely naps.........much to 
Sophie's dislike.  So now, he is content and feels special.
I hope this finds that you all had a happy Christmas day with
friends and family, and that you are filled with goals and hopes 
for the new year to come!


Nancy J said...

With garden flowers, a doggie and a loving cat for company, the season would be filled with love. We had a very quiet daY, and now time to think of 2020 and what I really want to do. One goal is to join in with a group of ladies to play cards. I know one of them, and there is an other new person joining in too. Years since I played Canasta, poker will be a fun one to learn, and hope my brain keeps up with it all. Having a glass house to winter over spacial plants is a wonderful idea.

Granny Marigold said...

That was nice of Sophie to stay outside and keep you safe while you put away Christmas decorations. Unlike you I'm reluctant to put everything away. The house seems so bare afterwards. I don't know what your mystery flower is. I hope it blooms for you then it will be easier to identify.
Happy New Year!!

happyone said...

Such a beautiful sky.
Great cat bed.

Prims By The Water said...

Love those purple flowers. Hope you had a nice Christmas! Janice

Hill Top Post said...

I love Sophie's Christmas photo! Millie loves for me to stay outside with her; as I labored over the kitchen stove on a beautiful Christmas eve, she couldn't figure out why I didn't come out. I am sure Sophie enjoyed the day immensely.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What an awesome sunrise! Love the bright colors.

I also love the animal photos.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!

The Wykeham Observer said...

I wonder if your flower isn't a type of red clover. That is my input from a lover of clover in the yard!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Looks like calendula to me, but who knows? What is the purple flowering one? It looks interesting. Love your Sophie picture and Taboo looks like he's daring anyone to touch his new bed!

Connie said...

I enjoyed seeing all your photos. So wonderful to see flowers blooming at this time of year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best in the New Year.

A Casa Madeira said...

Good New Year!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We are having a cold and wet to the end of 2019, so it was nice to see your plants doing so well Kathleen, and to read of your warm weather. Happy New Year to you.🍾🥂

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful wreath! I'm enjoying looking at your blog this morning! Looks like we like many of the same things. Happy new year!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Lovely blogs you have. I’m especially fond of the embroidery. May 2020 be the most wonderful year for you!