Around North Carolina we've not had the usual weather the
month of December brings. . . . . no bitter cold, no snow or icy
conditions, no roaring winds, but quite a lot of rain falling heavily
like grey sheets of gloom, such as we're getting today. It's
currently "pelting down cats and dogs" as we said in England when
I was growing up. Do they still say that - maybe my UK readers can
oblige with info - thanks.
We've also had very warm weather and some lovely
sunny days. . . . . .to rake leaves, hang decorations outside, go
shopping, walk for a little exercise now and then, even sit on the
front porch with a refreshing drink in hand, in between the pre-holiday
hustle and bustle of errands and chores December always brings.
This has always been one of my favorite depictions of December
as Christmas approaches - snow, wind, a red dress and warm wrap, and a huge
bunch of mistletoe.
Christmas love to you all.
Eugene Samuel Grasset (Swiss, 1845-1917)
Color wood graving from his portfolio Les Mois - 1895