trimmings and treats

At last the tree was ful­ly trimmed and pushed back into it’s lit­tle nook. Each year we go on a tree search and bring a beau­ty that calls to us from the fields.

It was a joy to trim the tree with our best-est of friends. This grand tree looks lovely.


The implements of taste

Assess­ing, the tools for tomor­row’s hol­i­day event. Tools are a beau­ti­ful thing and the right tools with the right ingre­di­ents make for a lov­able feast. The sweet pota­toes, brus­sel sprouts, pork roast, fresh arti­san bread, milk punch, and rum raisins. And a lus­cious choco­late desert.

Adding new recipes to my iPad.


Ready, set, decorate.

This after­noon we began adding the dec­o­ra­tions to the tree. I was won­der­ing how many dec­o­ra­tions it would take to fin­ish the tree.

It was a love­ly evening expe­ri­enc­ing each and every dec­o­ra­tion as we placed it on the tree. It was delight­ful. This is one of the pho­tos I snapped while we were tak­ing a tea break. This is a set of favorites. They are on the tree now.