Here I am pruning away, wearing my favorite boots that I bought in Chagford. I don't really need them here in sunny dry California, but I LOVE them anyway. I also wear long sleeves and leather gloves. Even with that protection, blood is frequently involved, but not yesterday, HA!
Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Salzburg had an elaborate ice sculpture in one square...
And Munich had little Nativity scenes displayed on the street...
But the Christmas Markets were the best! Chestnuts roasting....
Gorgeous glass ornaments.....
Adorable little dolls....
And everyone's favorite traditional delight - Prune People....
But the best memories are the simple ones like riding in a horsedrawn carriage up to Neuchschwanstein to visit the castle....
and standing amid the hubbub of Marienplatz, watching the shoppers, drinking gluwein, listening to the carolers, and watching the snow fall.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Our guests arrived right on time which was great considering they came all the way from England. We had a delightful time catching up, watching little guyguy push buttons, and sharing a meal together. (I think he's going to be an engineer of some sort; he was fascinated with the washer and dryer.)
Then yesterday we went to see a slightly off Broadway production of CATS. There is something so festive about a live production during the holidays. I just love seeing plays anyway, so it was a great way to spend an afternoon. And what a fab job those high school kids did. Fun, fun, fun.
So we had a great weekend here Amongst The Oaks doing what we think is important about the holidays; getting together with family and friends to share laughs and good times.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
This is the one I selected; I wish it was 8:40am again. But it's not, so I'd better run and do my chores here Amongst The Oaks.
Friday, December 14, 2007
While we're in here I'll show you some more Christmas stuff. Along the mantel I have little decorations that we've collected over the years. That little green rabbit is something I made several years ago. It's all cut out of wood. I have no idea why I made it. The next one is an old Santa from my MIL. I guess she'd had it for years before she passed it on. Next is a tiny fabric horse we bought our first Christmas.
Then we have another old Santa from MIL, an old block, and two little dolls. I have no idea where they came from, and they're not old, just cute.
I hope your Christmas plans and decorating are coming along nicely. I think we're about done here Amongst The Oaks. Now on to the baking and gift wrapping!