Sunday, December 24, 2017

It's Late In The Season

It was late in the Season, but I scurried to downtown Roanoke for a last minute gift.

The little red farm truck was there selling live trees, wreaths and greenery for those who had yet to don their home with the fragrance of a forest.

You simply can't beat the look, hustle and bustle of an old downtown that takes you back to days of yore, beeping car horns and shoppers scurrying across  the busy streets.
Pay to park lots, parking meters, and high rise parking buildings help to manage the scenes, and if my husband could survive there, I would choose to have an old. small apartment over a store.
The lifestyle would suit me well.
My little Elf On A Shelf girl would have come along,

But downtown simply had no place for horse parking.
Neighbors stopped by with goodies in a cellophane wrapped box,
just one more thing for us to eat!  But we love that we are surrounded by good people.

A pretty flower arrangement from my husband's mother arrived, and it's nice to know that at 87 she still thinks of us each Christmas with a display that brightens our home.

Rowdy loves the red and green of Christmas and hiding directly within it is a game he plays each December.
And he was nice enough to think of his girlfriend, Izzy, and brought a matching Christmas scarf home for her from his visit to the vet.
They are simply stylin' in their pinecone neck scarvess.

 My husband's present arrived a few weeks early this year and parking it beneath the tree was a problem, so we parked it in the driveway instead.  This photo was the last one taken before those golden leaves in the background fell to the ground from a windstorm followed by the first snow of the season.

So in early December we said goodbye to the golden leaves and hello to the snow of winter.
But snow never gets us down.... as long as we can get to the grill life is good!
The lights come on with each sundown and  cast their reflections on the rainy, wet driveway,
and we ooh and aaah when we step outdoors with the pups.
It's only right that we should enjoy them, since our home is hidden from the road and only those two homes we share our driveway with can see them.

And my husband brought us home a pink poinsettia from the grocery store this week, a must have each year at this happy time.
I'll say goodbye for a few days now as each and every one of you enjoys YOUR gifts of the Season
and time with your loved ones next to the warmth of your heart fires
and Christmas trees.

Merry Christmas to all!!  
See you soon.


  1. Merry Christmas to you!
    Peace, Monica

  2. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday full of good food and good cheer.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, and we wish you all the best in the New Year, too!

  3. Merry Christmas Diane . . .
    And to your “mister” and the pups . . .
    Thank you for the “sparkle” you bring to my life . . .
    It’s the Little Things . .