Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Silver and Gold
It's no secret to those who know me that I love Christmas. The music, the food, the Rankin Bass animated features...love them all. There is a certain happiness-tinged-with-melancholy atmosphere during this time of year that I understand. However, while I love putting up the Christmas tree and lights...apart from those things, I'm not much of a decorator (no surprise, since it's true during the rest of the year too)!
Luckily for me, nature takes care of decorating the garden.
Most mornings, I wake up to a world spangled with diamonds.
Stems nodding elegantly, weighted down by these luxurious baubles.
Delicate, silvery orbs suspended in midair.
Even these gilded feathers sport their own jewels.
And just like Christmas lights brighten up these short days, these glistening jewels light up the garden during it's most somber season.
Even when I'm cold and tired, these gems draw me outside to admire them.
Whatever Holiday you celebrate this season, I hope it's a good one. From all of us here on Rhone Street, Happy Holidays!