A couple of years ago my spirit was broken in many little pieces by some very evil people. Then one day my eyes were opened. I didn't have to continue proving my worth to unworthy people. It was the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away. And so I did.
Things changed rather fast right after that. In unexpected ways. So much, that we ended up moving south after 28 years of living in the north.
My days are absolutely wonderfully free of negative people now, free in the spirit to be free to perceive with my frail and feeble mind all the grandeur there is to see and understand around me all throughout my days. And I walk in magical days and wonderful chilly morning with warm afternoon. Our little cottage feels cozy and peaceful and my heart is full of gratitude and awe at my Heavenly Father.
Days go by so fast now when they used to go by so very slow then...
I can hardly believe that we're well into the season and can still go outside and do some gardening. I spent some time today weeding and pruning. Never in my wildest dreams I thought I would be doing this in December...
My Autumn Joy Sedums are done blooming. They bloomed until late fall, but today I thought it was time to prune. The Sedum flowers are so attractive when dried. They add winter interest to the garden, but also look lovely in a vase.... And they last as long as you want them to.
I wanted to bring some of the dried flowers inside, but foreseeing the mess they would make, I decided to make an outside bouquet instead... My lamp turned flower vase here holds the dried flowers. I didn't have a place for this vase in the house, so it's been out here all summer... in the spring, I'm planning on repainting it in another color, and maybe bring her inside again.
Oh and have I mentioned I have a new friend? He's a precious little thing, is he not...
The first time I spied him wandering the gardens I thought I was seeing a vision... a flash of a white lightening going into the woods... I've been enchanted by him ever since...
I have always loved bougainvilleas and have dream with a tall, lush bougainvillea tree like the one sheltering my mom's entrance to her little garden for as long as I can remember. These precious plants do well in warm climates only, and our winters here are too cold for them, but for only $1 I decided I needed one.
I am learning that you can grow and care for bougainvillea plants in containers. You just have to bring them in for the winter. We'll just have to wait and see.
I love it with the fairy lights I put on it... among the leaves, they look like fireflights, when lightened in the evenings and early mornings.
How are your December days in your part of the world.... snowing where you are, warm, cold, lovely? Hope you enjoy every moment gifted.
A TRAY OF BLISS