Hope all of you had a wonderful (or at the very least) relaxing Christmas??
Above: Boxwood wreath on back door.
After jubilantly thinking we were NOT going to have snow this year for Christmas, my bubble burst and we ended up with approx 6" afterall.
For those of you who like a white Christmas, you would have been excited. I don't mind a light dusting (like in the photo above), enough to coat everything white & make it pretty but not where you have to dig out the boots, shovels, etc.
I thought a dusting was all we'd get at first. It started as rain then turned to snow but kept melting for a while as it hit the concrete. That was nice but alas, it accumulated...
Oh well. We were staying in for the day so it really didn't matter.
Above photo: Christmas urn on front porch.
Then again at night.
I had hoped to post "Merry Christmas" wishes before the holiday but got wrapped up with hosting duties for our cul-de-sac dinner along with last minute gift wrapping, card mailing, etc., so it never happened.
Then my most wonderful neighbors started dropping by with toffee, homemade bread, chocolate wafers, beautifully wrapped gifts, etc. What a blessing they are!
This package, I really didn't want to open, it was so lovely.
She said she wrapped it special for me since she knew I would appreciate it.
I certainly did! The ribbon & greenery are still on my coffee table.
Amaryllis 'Red Lion' opened in the nick of time for Christmas too.
I planted all my Amaryllis in leftover plastic nursery pots this year so that I could insert them in & out of containers (like the one above) as they bloomed.
I like the idea of dressing them up too with floral picks like this fancy butterfly ~ although a lot of them are so spectacular, they don't require anything additional.
Bunny huddled in the yews just before the snow.
I am not going to be in any hurry to take down Christmas. I also doubt I'll be back before New Years so I'll wish you "Happy New Year" in advance. I hope it's a healthy, good year for us all. Thank you for all you contributed to our life this past year.