December 21, 2011

Christmas With Nature

Saturday afternoon, my husband and I had chance to walk to the back of our small farm to cut greenery for decorating our home for the holidays.  I find myself more and more wanting to simplify not only Christmas, but also my entire life...maybe this comes with approaching a half century in age.  Last year I wrote about Holding Off Christmas and after reading my post again, we have pretty much stuck to the same Christmas schedule this year.

Low Fog - Early December 2011 Morning

I wanted to bring more of nature into our decorations this year.  We used to purchase a "real" Christmas tree every year and the smell was so wonderful.  It soon became so much easier to have an artificial tree but I really missed that pine scent.  We walked to the back of our property and clipped boughs of cedar, pine, and privet berries.  The smell was wonderful and the greenery in our home looks very festive.

We had some sweet help on our walk from our Craiglist Kitties.

See our kitten, Percy, playing under the pine boughs?

I will post a few pictures of our decorations later in the week when I am home during the daylight to take pictures.

Have a good week as you finish your last minute Christmas details.

Judy :)


  1. And I can feel peace in your words....Try as I might, I can't manage to "simplify" and it seems I end up missing what I "don't" do (like the baking and the cards this year...) Percy is absolutely adorable!! And that first photo of the fog - mesmerizing....Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Christmas-tide my friend....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


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