I love the term
"Hanging of the Greens"
and we do that at church
and did today
at the start of service today.
I "hung" the greens at
earlier in the week
Out in the country went I
with gloves and my pruners
and came back
With my car filled with greenery
To put in the boxes by the back door
(as well as some bonus hedgeapples I found!)
And the chippy iron pots in the front
Both of them!
And on the front porch
Another iron pot with the greens
and some big pine cones
(bought not found, several years ago!)
The living room mantle filled with greens and a few scattered pinecones
As well as the mantle in the dining room.
The last few years,
our Christmas decorations go up slowly
The Advent Wreath, the German Pyramid and the Nativity Set
on the Saturday before Advent.
Greens are next
And then the next week,
we get the tree.
A real tree
A Frasier Fir
So that by the middle of December,
we are all decorated
* * * * *
It feels like winter
for we've got some ice
We hope not much
And we hope the power holds!
And this morning, we had big beautiful snowflakes falling!
Dolly's been going in and out of the "weather"
Doogie's been buried under the afghan on the sofa!