Michigan is expected to have the warmest December, ever, and the snowy Christmas we wish for will probably be mild, gray, and misty. We had a short cold spell last week that I captured on film and we’ll just have to hold onto that image and remember the reason Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer saved the day when we were children. (Fog)
The grapevines are tucked in for the winter with mounds of soil at the base of each one. The pond is safe from the marauding muskrat. The berries on the Winterberry bushes shine red and plump against the snowy landscape, waiting for the day the deer will sneak in and nibble them all away.
The Christmas shopping is done and almost all the presents wrapped. The family parties are scheduled and the food planned. The holiday band concerts are all done and rehearsals are suspended until January. Book-shaped gifts sparkle under the tree, hinting at blissful hours of reading as the holiday music fills the house.
It seems that most of the bloggers are taking a break and WordPress is settling into a holiday calm. All that remains is to wish you all a very peaceful season and a break from the normal rush of days. Most faith traditions celebrate this time of the year, so whatever one means the most to you, I send my warm wishes to you to enjoy celebrations with your families and catch your breath before we plunge into 2016.