Merry Christmas!

Christmas Day, and the kids are starting to arrive one by one. Precious memories being made. Blessings being counted. Hope the same is true for your family. God bless, and a very merry Christmas to you all!

Christmas in the air

Christmas has come to our neighborhood, especially now that we have snow on the ground and more in the forecast. This is the view from the kitchen window, and off our front porch tonight, December 16. If you listen closely, maybe you can even hear the Christmas music that's playing across the street. . .

A REAL snow!

December 16 and finally we get an honest-to-goodness snow. Beautiful and still gently falling! Isn't the red-twig dogwood gorgeous against the snow?

Four seasons of the garden

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First snow

It was just a dusting, but we got our first snow the day after Thanksgiving. I guess it's time to admit summer - and autumn - are really over and bring in the pillows and rugs. Time to get out last year's garden catalogs and dream of spring.