Morning fog, engulfing the Manhattan Public Library, making everything seem to stand still and “now” to stretch on and on in the quietness.
This week’s photography challenge theme: now.
Yesterday’s Post, Now: Late Christmas Day.
A vibrant sunset at the end a frosty, quiet Christmas Day…
… quite a contrast to our foggy morning.
I am so glad that I glanced out the window at just the right time to be able to grab my camera, run outside, and catch the colors of the setting sun behind Seven Dolors Church. They made for quite a “now”!
I hope that you had a beautiful day!
Though we did not get Christmas snow overnight, we awoken to a white Christmas in the form of hoar frost. The fog and the frost are making everything seem hushed and peaceful on this Christmas morn.
Now it is time for hot chocolate and presents and thoughts of loved ones near and far. Wishing you a most lovely day filled with peace and joy!
Wishing you a lovely rest of your day!
This stocking – made for me by a favorite aunt when I was a little girl -hangs by our fireplace, filled with happy memories of Christmas mornings.
Here’s wishing you happy holiday memories in the making!
With less than a week until Christmas, we are all ready for holiday company. Here are a few pictures from around the B&B today.
A favorite ornament … This one survived the great-crashing-of-the-tree circa 2001. It is hung this year on a potted (living) Norwegian Pine.
Here is some fresh parsley that I have growing in the kitchen. This will go in Baked Pancetta Scallops on Christmas Eve.
Gotta have a few fresh flowers around the house, too. These are from a Christmas Party last week. There were red roses in the arrangement, but the mini-carns out lasted them. We’ll get more roses!
Seasonal decorations … I love the warm feel that they give to the house.
Willow, trying to sleep during a break between happenings.
Looking in through a window, reflecting the outside … This was the view I had earlier today while peering in at my grandparents’ tree. Our front porch (and the library across the street) reflected in the window, making for an interesting and beautiful scene.
Wishing you joy and peace around the holidays and throughout the year!
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Nature can be a crazy, beautiful thing. As amazing as it is, I still have one rose blooming in the garden – in December, a week after an ice storm.
This is a delicate miniature rose that a friend gave to us as a memorial to our Boston Terrier Abbey after “Abbs” passed away in the summer of 2014. I thought that I had lost it last spring when it didn’t come out of dormancy with our other roses; but I dug it up and put it in a pot, hoping that it would come back. Here “she” is, still blooming.
I am thinking that maybe I will bring the pot inside for the winter to see whether I can keep Abbey’s rose alive, since I have never successfully overwintered a potted rose outside. (I purchased roses in pots during winter months and transplanted them outside in the late spring, but have never gone in the other direction.)
In the meantime, on this December day, I am delighted to see Abbey’s rose and to think of our sweet girl.
Thanksgiving is over and December is here, so it is time to pack away the pilgrims and the pumpkins for another year and start preparing for Christmas festivities. We had a truly delightful extended family spend their Thanksgiving with us at The Morning Star – a family that we have know through the bed and breakfast for about 15 years. For them, and for the many, many wonderful guests that we have had stay at the B&B over the last 19 years, we are thankful.
Wishing you the best as this holiday season continues …