Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Deck the Halls

Holidays are getting closer, so my creative side is starting to adapt to the circumstances :)
I went outside and looked for pretty things to put in a christmassy arrangement.
I found those branches and those berries and that poppy pod forgotten from the summer days.
I added a couple of apples
And I made this:

I must confess I'm quite pleased with the result.
And even better, after having enjoyed it for almost a week on our living-room table, I can offer it to a friend to keep her company during the holidays.
Speaking of remnants from summer days, this rose bush seems to ignore it's winter.
Can't really complain, especially since I'm not very partial to this particular rose because of its lack of fragrance.

In the garden, the new flowers started to show on one of my hellebores

It's nice to have some colours in december

Friday, December 5, 2014

First Snow this Winter

We've waited and waited and we've been jealous (just a bit, really) on our friends and family in Romania who had their first snow in October, but this week, we've also had a bit of the white stuff, much to my kids' delight.

It was no big snow, no roads blocked, no shovelling, but it was enough for the kids to play a bit and pretend it's a proper winter :)

These are a few photos I took in the garden, just before the snow melted.

Pretty, isn't it?