Sunday, December 31, 2017

I'm not late.....I'm just really, really early

I didn't get my act together enough before Christmas to share how I decorated for the Season
this year and wanted to post it before 2018~
so here goes...
Just to warn you though, this post has waaay too many photos!!!

I did the woodsy thing again since it's what I love and my trees are prevalent on
our mountain property.
The aspens sometimes sucker up in fencelines and other
 places we can't have them grow, so I usually have lots to choose from.
This year I did hydrangeas in the branches and the photo above is before I had them all
hung up. I loved the look in this photo and not so much in the light of day, because truthfully,
it looked like one big mess, but I'm glad I got this shot before I had hung them all up.

I did more trees than I usually do and loved the look of an enchanted grove that it gave
 the living room in the evening with all the lights lit.

I decorated the trees with a myriad of things. 
Some of the items have special meaning for me, and others I just think are pretty.

I had ten trees in the grouping and as you can see, they aren't that impressive without the lights
lit, but to get a decent photo straight on, I had to take it with the lights out.
Even then, they look much prettier in person.

I do love how they look through the reflection of the mirror though!

I did the mantle in silver and gold with sprinklings of hydrangea petals

 a few vignettes around the house in the next pics


I'm crazy about this old photo of sleigh riders in years gone by

a little fun with my Maileg pixie and his little pixie friend

Here he's showing me one of his brothers in Belle Blanc's Merry Christmas book

The garden gates each got a matching wreath this year, and as you can 
see, we haven't gotten snow different from this time last year!

I hope each of you had a beautiful Christmas season this year and that you all have
a wonderful New Year!

sending hugs.....

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Beautiful Autumn

Sharing a little fall I've been enjoying lately before
I begin decorating for the holidays. I can hardly believe 
that Thanksgiving is next week and the family will all be here
enjoying each other's company and over-indulging on pies😆 

 gathered-garden gifts

rose hips,oak leaves, and crabapples

I love the red leaf roses and I have them everywhere.
I enjoy them most when Fall comes to the garden.
Their hips turn from an auburn color to a bright red when the weather 
turns cooler and then turn more orange as their 
leaves turn from red to green to yellow, and then to orange.

The Limelight hydrangeas as they blush with pink in the cooler weather

Brandywine crabapple

Below is the Golden Raindrops crabapple fruit still hanging on the tree.
It's little apples are usually the first eaten by the birds that come in flocks
in late October, but for some reason, when they flew into the garden
they devoured the snowdrift crabapple fruit that grows right next to it instead and
left it for another flock of birds sure to come later. 

Snowdrift crabapples turn from green to orange in the fall
before it's foliage turns a pretty autumn gold

Centurion crabapple

Hallward's Silver spirea shrub

Weeping birch

I have shared a little more Fall color on the garden blog too.

I wish everyone a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!!!
sending hugs to you all!