One of the things I truly love about growing dahlias is cutting bouquets for myself…
It wouldn’t be Christmas around here without my mom’s jeweled Christmas tree hanging in our dining room. I still can’t believe I let this sit in the garage for years without displaying it – now I think it’s beautiful and I enjoy looking at it very much.
And so here we are, the last weekend before Christmas. I’ve got lots to do to get ready for our Christmas Eve party but I truly enjoy entertaining our family and friends so I’m excited about it. And in between I plan on sneaking in a lot of quiet moments with Dale, savoring the lights and the season and the love that surrounds us, especially on Saturday night when we celebrate the winter solstice. We will gather around the fire and state our intentions for the year ahead, just as our ancestors have done before us.