Saturday, November 24, 2012

Special Time Before Christmas Decorations

I think there are beautiful days every season, but this time right now, the first few days after the leaves fall, are the days that I treasure.  It's still relatively warm, 68 degrees today, and plenty of sunshine along with a little cold wind that blows ever so often. Many of my neighbors take advantage of this warm spot right after Thanksgiving to decorate their homes for the Christmas season.  I just can't!  This wonderful time just before winter is too beautiful to not enjoy.  I'll decorate in a couple of weeks after a few good cold rains.  But for today, lets take a walk!  It will do you good to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature! Look up!  We can see the sky!

All the leaves have been falling like snowflakes.  Now they are  all down and we can look up into the trees.  What a beautiful blue sky!

I know...I know, that means there are leaves to gather, but that is good exercise, too!

Walk with me and lets see if we can name the flowers blooming today.


Camellia Sasanqua


Dune Sea Iris


Ha! Ha!  Sorry, I included a picture of our wood pile. I think it is beautiful! 

DH has cleaned, filled the bird feeders and hung them with care.  He has them all ready for our winter guests.

Come swing awhile and enjoy the sunshine.  It won't last long.

In fact, this special time won't last long either.  For when I was raking leaves, I found something underneath!

"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
Percy Bysshe Shelley  Ode the West Wind

Thank you for coming along with me today on my walk.  The day was beautiful! Always treasure today!
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  1. I too love the look of the sky through bare branches, the trees are beautiful without leaves too. Camellias are something we can't grow and no greenhouse to winter them over but I love them. I love your swing under its little roof! It's easy to face and enjoy winter when there is the promise of those green bulbs showing under the leaves. Lottie, I enjoyed this peaceful walk through your garden and the beautiful relaxing music. Love to the Blue Cottage and all in it!

  2. Thanks for visiting my little blog project, Lottie. I'm with you about the early winter - love the starkness of the tree branches and the lushness of the leaf covered lawns. As you know, I'm holding out till December to decorate too.

    As I sit here typing this morning, I'm looking out to some freshly falling snow (we're in Canada). Have a good Sunday.

    By the way, I want to follow you - do you have a way to subscribe by email (it's the best way to follow in my opinion because your postings come directly to my email box). Blogger has a "gadget" that you can add to do this.

  3. Hi Lottie, Thanks for taking us along on the beautiful day. I feel the same as you do, I decorate well into December too. This time of year is so beautiful if you take the time to notice it. Thanks for sharing! Gina

  4. I didn't know the Iris's had some that would rebloom. I do not think I have ever seen these (not sure, however). What I love about this time of the year around here is that the Bradford Pear trees are just stunning--very bright oranges and deep reds. I love these on a gray day because they just POP!

  5. Your property and gardens are a very
    relaxing place to walk, sit and read if
    the weather permits..
    Nice photos
    Happy Holidays

  6. I think the wood pile is beautiful as well.

    :) Hope