I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, December 21, 2012

Welcome Winter

Hi! I see we are still here....

winter moon

What, no Apocalypse? But a dark and stormy day to welcome the new season....

I spent the day baking and wrapping gifts, calling friends, making lists. Yes, lists--- because the holiday falls right after the weekend, I want to do my grocery shopping at the last minute....

I put on my favorite striped baker's apron and I made a red velvet cake. No cookies this year, a nod to everyone's health consciousness, if a bit too politically correct for me. Less calories means less work though, so it's okay.

see the white beach  behind the gold ornament...?

The solstice often brings storms and this year of storms is no different. It is very windy, threatening my twig and seashell wreath!

...and these waves are bigger than I really want to see at this point.

The sun comes up only partway, it seems. Even at midday there's a hint of pink sunset in the clouds.

And it was very dark when I came home from my walk at 4.3o. This is my Christmas tree, from the beach....

And here it is inside...

Remember that big wire basket, hearthaped basket from the thrift shop? Here it is, just like I pictured, but the back door, filled with real greens... just like I imagined on that hot summer day last July.

Next I'll show you what's going on inside...very red and white and Nordic this year!



gone to the beach....


  1. Oh I do so love the pics of your beach and your tree is so pretty! Did your wreath stay put? LOL I am looking forward to a day of wrapping and breakfast out with my hubby and putting the final touches on my holiday. :) Enjoy your weekend! Kit

  2. Just finished wrapping gifts, and sweet potatoes are in the oven for tomorrow's potato and apple bake... I think I'm as ready as I'm going to get.

    Stormy clouds LOOK like appropriate weather for the end of the world, LOL! Makes the inside seem just that much cosier.

    Tree looks pretty, and the basket turned out great! Looking forward to more pictures today.

    Don't over-do, and have a great weekend!


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