I have my fingers and toes crossed that ‘Little Big Red’...my ‘chip off the old block’ …cloned from its decade-old father geranium will survive the next two nights in tact.
The temperatures will be just below freezing and Red has grown so tall it is taking a chance trying to move it without breaking or popping several fragile stems. I am praying hard that the protection of the front porch…along with the afternoon sun’s rays warming the plant each day will protect it enough to safely get through the next two nights. Especially right now…
If I had to show a visual that symbolized HOPE it would be the title photo. I took this picture late yesterday afternoon…I blinked and looked twice at the sliver of hope as the red in the newly formed geranium bud is starting to appear. What a joyous Christmas present it will be if the red bud is in full bloom Christmas morn…a great Christmas gift…the best! It will look like a red bow on top of an amazingly gigantic green geranium.
I have already received two lovely pinkish-white camellia blooms since cutting the two buds and placing them in one of Honey’s creative flower vases. Just gorgeous!
I can tell Christmas is drawing nigh as I took these photos yesterday..the gifts for others that are piling up around the Christmas tree. The second clue on the proximity of Christmas is the number of cards mounting along the railing coming into the sunken den…the Happy Room…the aura of joy prevalent.
The stockings are filled, as well as, Boo Boo bags are ready to head out Christmas morning to all the grandchildren. Whew!
Mollie just got back these Christmas pictures from her friend, Sarah who did our family photos back in August…she does a terrific job!
When Honey stopped by for a minute Tuesday she wanted to go ahead and give me something before our regular gift exchange this Friday…her newest pottery project…Summerville Christmas trees.
I told her it was perfect timing on the 172nd birthday of Summerville…now I will always remember the Summerville Christmas Tree as a birthday celebration tree for our lovely “Flowertown in the Pines.” *A reminder also of the Summerville Green Wave football team, Legendary Coach John McKissick, and the dynasty of green and gold that prevailed and hopefully will always continue on the gridiron for many decades more bringing continued fame to our town.
Carole King on her 2014 Christmas Carole album included a song about ‘Christmas in the Air.’ Her personal Christmas is not going so well (Her reindeer unexpectedly left)…but she decides not to wait on Santa Claus to bring happiness but go outside and enjoy life…the gift of each new day. It is only then that she can feel ‘Christmas in the Air.”
So until tomorrow…Never forget that Christmas is what we make it…not what retailers convince us it is…the best gift is being alive and waking up to a new day dawning. Happiness doesn’t depend on others…it is what we make it.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
- Thanks Gin-g for the all the goodies last evening…can hardly wait to eat that blueberry muffin this morning…love the lovely smelling lotions and the silver bracelet…so pretty. Enjoyed catching up…have a Merry Christmas!
*Ann Graves heard the bells ring yesterday and I am sure she now feels Christmas in the air...she finished her radiation series yesterday. Congrats and Merry Christmas Ann!