When the weather gets better we plan on going and seeing her for ourselves. Check out his Facebook page. He walks the valley of That Tree often, and shares it as a Facebook Live. It's peaceful, beautiful and inspiring.
This was the fastest burning fire in the four years we've been attending.
We got to say hello to Marty our piper (as I will always call him) and so many friendly people. It's a favorite part of the winter for us.
Walking in the woods, especially in winter, restores the spirit, is meditative and almost like a prayer.
Tracy Porter posted with jars with ivy and other plants growing. I remembered (then totally forgot) that at the end of the growing season I took a few cuttings of my English Ivy Wreath and put them into a large glass jar on the windowsill in the dining room. I put a lace curtain up around Thanksgiving and had not thought of the ivy since. There it was, poking through the lace, a reminder I'm sure. "Hey, I'm out here!"
This Norfolk Island Pine has been here for years. Once it was one of those tiny Christmas Trees in the floral section of the grocery store, covered in tiny ornaments. On our very first Christmas together, my dearest asked what I wanted for Christmas. I told him I wanted a Blue Spruce, having just visited Colorado for the first time. He couldn't find a Spruce but found a little Norfolk Island Pine. I was thrilled! That little pine lived in my bedroom, the only light in our city house came through the front or back windows. My bedroom faced the gangway, the space between the houses. (it might be a Chicago thing) No light, just what was reflected by the neighbor's house. I think it was love that helped that tree live for a lot longer than it should have. This tree reminds me of that Christmas. I guess this pine is living on love too.
Then sliding down the stairs, to which I am expected to say, Ouch! That's gonna Hurt! or something equally hilarious as she comes down each step. What a pleasure it is to spend time just goofing off with the ones we love!
Still taking down Christmas, but thought this little bird could hang around for a while.
Thought for the day...
"Maybe this year. we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws,
but looking for potential."
Thanks so very much for stopping by and for your friendship.
Enjoy this beautiful day.