Saturday, December 26, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Whatever else be lost among the years,
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing;
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering
Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men.
Let us get back our childlike faith again.
Grace Noll Crowell, "Let Us Keep Christmas," 1939
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
for your comforting words of support and your shared stories of grief in connection
to my latest post of
the mishaps that had come along. I still miss the crowing of the roosters and the cackling of the hens,
but I still need time on deciding about a new brood.
Our family member is doing well and looks to be continuing to do so.
It is a comfort to know that, although, we all do not know each other personally..........
we have come to be connected with our hearts all of these years ......through blog land.
I am thankful for all of you dear ones!
The month of November was just the prettiest fall month that I could ask for.
The little oak tree out back has donned on it's vibrant read and orange leaves and
seems to wave happily in the wind to me when I step out into the day.
I was surprised on one early morning when a young doe, came up to get a drink
just a little bit away from me.
I had not noticed her until I had stepped inside and
saw her through the window.
Grazing turkeys also came to into the yard and settled down underneath the
twisted old trees in the front part of the yard for a short rest.
One of the longest bullsnakes I have ever seen was slithering it's way across,
but kindly stopped and posed for a good photo.
I have the greenhouse prepared and stocked with the plants for the winter.......
It is filled with my plumeria , lemon trees, the ever loyal purple blooming flower that
I do not know the name of, and my cactus collection.
Also in the greenhouse , waiting for spring, are pails of planted tulip bulbs.
I decided to give a try at planting tulip bulbs in metal pails, in hopes that they
will sprout and bloom next spring. Any kind of bulb planted in the grounds here, do not do well.
. Something is always finding them and digging them up for a snack
I also planted dutch iris in a long metal container, and to my surprise, they have
already sprouted, due to the warm weather we have had in November.
They are in the safety of the greenhouse, so hopefully, I will have some pretty blooms soon.
December has arrived with the cold and chill of wind, rain, and the happiness of
the Christmas season in the air.
I have the Christmas tree up and the Christmas music on.........
it seems to make everyone......very happy!
Here's wishing you a sense of happiness and peace
during the holiday season!