It has been quite gray and drizzly here. With the Solstice approaching, the days have grown shorter so this weather has made it feel very dark. All the more reason to make things festive. I have been gathering greens for the window boxes and to bring inside. It is an ancient tradition that I just love. Evergreens are a symbol of life. They are brought inside as a reminder that winter will not last forever…life will return. And bright red winterberries add even more hope.
Unlike last year, the winterberries are glorious this year and abundant.
I gather up as many vases as I can find. Filled with greens, they will brighten up every corner.
Here is one of the finished vases in the bathroom.
Fires add warmth and light to the darkness, so welcome at this time of year.
We will spend time here and by the wood stove, cozy and warm.
And outside, the window boxes, filled with the greens and reds of the season, offer a welcome to all.