Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December weather - a wet Christmas. . . . . . . .


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.


Décembre

Eugene Samuel Grasset (Swiss, 1845-1917)
Color wood graving from his portfolio Les Mois - 1895



8 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you Mary, hope the rain clears and you get some sunshine. My family in England still say' pelting cats & dogs'

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  2. What a wonderful holiday picture. Thank you so much for your kind comments and Christmas greeting on my blog this morning. May you and Bob have a blessed Christmas time together. A cup of tea will be lifted and sent to bless your day. Christmas blessings to you! xoxo Marilyn (and Jim)

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  3. Hi, Mary. Have not connected with you in some time! Moved around quite a bit but settled back in Hillsborough with a little shop and lots of peace. Had some upheaval for awhile. Anyway I lost my entire blog from a jack and all links so was happy to find you again!! I love the old December image.
    xo
    Lynn (a mother's journal)

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  4. We've had rain and fog all day over here too. My son and his family are driving to Raleigh from Florida today. I am praying for their safe travels.
    Decembre is lovely. I especially like the flowers in bloom through the snow. They look like Lenten Rose.
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. I love this redheaded December lady, with her apron full of mistletoe! We are getting some rain too on this side of the country. It's feeling a bit wintry around here. Love to you both, Merry Christmas.

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  6. Your weather sounds like our normal weather - sheets of rain rain rain and rain. Dark by 4:15 and more rain. They say we have broken the drought though - and that is good - but many are flooded and more rain coming. A little break for christmas and then back to rain and low 40s - very typical for here and we don't complain because we have perfect summers. Merry Christmas my dear.

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  7. What a lovely Christmas image. I can see why it's a favorite of yours. Rain has pelted down here most of the day. It's just 5 degrees Celsius and I keep thinking that just a few degrees colder and we could have snow. Sigh. But it's still very cozy indoors with the twinkling lights and the fire glowing. Be merry and bright, dear Mary.

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  8. Well, I can tell you my fam in UK still says it, the older ones at least. :)

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