Tinsel, sparkle and greenery have all been stowed. I've done a desk dig and found that I do indeed have a nice flat surface under all the piles. And, I'm still enjoying (although I know it is still early) one of the nicest, most benevolent winters I can ever remember.
Crab Apples Down by the Lake
Yesterday on our walk, the sun was shining, there was no snow, and the temperature was about -5C (23F).
Another Wonderful Sweater-Free Day
Bart has only had two embarrassing sweater days and my old car was frozen shut for just one day after it's marvellous detail-cleaning by my wonderful husband.
Who Knew that Roses Bloomed in December in Oakville?
Listening to the CBC this a.m. - the host and her culture counter-part were talking about culture-resolutions around the nation. e.g., For every new book - read one that is 10 years old; look to shorter essays by established writers; go back and find all those books with book marks and finish them. That last bit was laughter inducing. Even at this early stage in 2016, the year simply is not going to be long enough for me to join in that activity.
Winter Interest Without the Snow
I really haven't made any earth-shattering resolutions, nor have I established a yearly theme. But I am looking forward to many things this year, starting in January with Landscape Ontario's Congress - a meet up with my garden writer buddies - and then the following week, the IDS show, where I'll see all sorts of cutting edge design and consider how the new and marvellous inside will translate to outside.
More Winter Interest
Agastache & Solidago in the Morning Garden
With my first quarter full of expectations and fuelled by shortbread avoirdupois, I am in excellent shape to tackle this new year, and hope that you too have many happy and exciting things on your horizon for 2016!