The Winter Solstice

The days are getting longer! Well that’s what we all say but what it really means is that the amount of daylight will now begin to increase, albeit quite slowly. I like the light and don’t care for a sunset at 4:30 in the evening. I am always happy when the upswing happens. Its all upward from here. The garden is resting of course. The bluebirds and other birds visit constantly. The squirrels keep us entertained, the deer appear from time to time, and we have had a beautiful fox visit as well. We had a bit of snow but that melted, and now we are getting a big rainstorm instead of a snowstorm this week. Then it will get very very cold but dry, so it doesn’t look like we will have a white Christmas this year.

I thought perhaps I would share a bit of decor since there’s nothing in the garden to look at.

This is the front porch

Front Door

Porch arrangement

Grapevine tree, tools and a sled

Mantle

Twig sparkle tree – This goes up before the real tree and provides lots of light this time of year

Table decor with an antique decoy and natural materials.

We had garden visitors of course. We always battle the squirrels, and this one is quite clever.

These ladies were watching my every move

Gorgeous sunrise

I made this grapevine tree on the porch table years ago. The photo was taken a couple weeks ago when we had a little snow. It looks very Christmasy to me. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I count my many blessings and am grateful for my gardens and my gardening friends. May the New Year bring you joy.

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