Its cold this year!!  Last year was we had a very balmy December but this year is more seasonal.  I grumble about it but in reality I like it because it gets me in the Christmas spirit.  I gathered a lot of natural materials while walking in the woods and have had a great time using them in decor inside and out.

Winterberry, holly, grasses, balsam, juniper, milkweed pods in a wooden box on the porch


Wild grasses, Winterberry,  Japonica, Juniper and a mushroom covered birch log in a natural pine container make a pretty indoor arrangement


A crabapple branch with lights and glass ornaments becomes a Sparkle Tree


I found these amazing ice crystals on the grasses this morning


And a snowy look at what will be a familiar view if you read this blog often…  more white stuff on the way tomorrow