Winter has arrived, even here on the west coast. Snow came in a flurry of about 5 inches, followed a few days later of another 3 or 4 inches. Now, I know that in most places, that isn’t a lot! But here on the Wet Coast, it’s darned near a blizzard.
The Merry Christmas season has arrived right on the heels of that snow, a very exciting time of year. I love Christmas, the joy and blessings of the season. I want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday and many good wishes for the new year, 2017. And may you get lots of books in your stocking!
Do you make your own Christmas wreaths and garlands? I went out to cut branches for my Christmas swags for either side of the door, and came back with the following –
- red cedar (you can tell by the colour of the stems and bark)
- balsam fir, with the delightful light green tips to the branches
- fir, with fuzzier needle formation
- salal, which gives great berries but stays green all year
- hawthorne, for the beautiful red berries
- broom, which is a weed, but adds a lovely straight sweeping component
This is what I came up with for my front door. What do you do for your Christmas greenery? Merry Christmas everyone!