All that's left here after Christmas is the tree in the den and empty bowls in the kitchen. We have some turkey left for sandwiches (my favorite!) and maybe a casserole. One problem is that there is too much candy and cookies left around here. The temptation persists. Hubby noticed that there was another camellia blossom, so we clipped it and brought it in. Daughter sent me two Christmas tatted motifs, a small doily and a snowflake with beads. I thought that I'd share a little more Christmas.
I accomplished my mission yesterday. I made more Christmas cookies. This will be my last batch of the season. I have baked and nibbled for weeks and weeks now, so enough is enough.
I also enjoyed the camellia. Camellias were my mom's favorite flower. She used to love to do graftings, so she had camellias blooming almost all year long of one kind or another. I feel that this little camellia blossom is her Christmas gift to me this year now that's she gone.
Mission for Today: Relax, listen to Christmas music, and watch Christmas movies.
Things are not as bleak as they appear on this first day of winter. I have lots of nandina berries bringing bright , red cheer to my landscape. Even though the grass is no longer green, the shiny leaves of the sasanqua and other shrubs glisten as emeralds. The tea olive is dotted with lacy-white blossoms and even the camellia, which rarely blooms, boasted a single flower for me to pluck.
It may be dreary, but my yard still bears the Christmas colors.
Mission for today: Bake more Christmas cookies and admire the camellia.