Monday, December 10, 2007

Bringing in the greens



Yesterday was a dreary day, rainy and foggy in the morning and remaining wet and dark all afternoon. We were in the dumps after watching Derek leave; who felt like Christmas? But Larry got the clippers and went off to see what he could find in the way of pine, and I moseyed around the flower beds and herb garden to gather what I could.


After a little while, we both began to feel better. The smell of pine and rosemary and lavender have soothing effects on a person's mood, I think. We created a few arrangements and hangings, put on some carols and poured something bracing to drink. The world looked a little brighter when we settled in front of the fire in the evening.


All things pass--I must keep remembering that, and savor the good times while knowing that the harder times will be behind us before too long.

2 comments:

Jaime said...

The greenery is absolutely beautiful! We don't have any pine on our property but I bet when I go searching for that creeping pine next year - I can get a bit to hang around the house as well. I bet is smells beautiful.

Granny Sue said...

Thank you--you have the lavender already, so maybe a neighbor would let you nip a little off an evergreen bush in their yard. It doesn't take much. Of course, you could come to my house and get all you want :-)

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