Saturday, November 29, 2014

Getting Ready For Christmas

The day after Thanksgiving begins our Christmas festivities around here. We are not much into shopping with the crowds. Decorating is our chosen pastime. Most of our treasures are passed down from grandparents or have other sentimental meaning. It's wonderful to open up the boxes and rediscover old friends!
My great grandmother's chair

Saturday, November 1, 2014

One Last Bloom

We are about to have our first hard freeze, which means saying goodbye to all things blooming.

So, I cut this last Hydrangea that was blooming so spectacularly while the rest of the blooms were dry and papery.  What a gift a late bloom is!