Eugéne Samuel Grasset (Swiss 1845-1917)
Color Wood Engraving from his portfolio Les Mois -1895
This has always been one of my favorite depictions of December as
Christmas approaches - snow, hellebores, wind, a red dress and warm wrap,
and a huge bunch of mistletoe.
This is the week I committed to nothing but Christmas decorating, indoor
and outdoor. It's completed and I'm happy.
Well we did also manage to squeeze in a most enjoyable dinner date with friends
(at that great Greek restaurant we recently discovered out of town) to celebrate
the season. . . . .and some shopping for gifts and holiday foods. . . . .also a great
Christmas concert. . . . . . and I wrote a lot of cards with more to do today.
I also blogged of course!
Yesterday's chilly, dreary weather with non-stop rain - still falling this morning -
made the kitchen a good place to be. I roasted squash - kuri and acorn -
made tomato basil soup, and even the famous 'best ever' apple pie - recipe
from my special friend Penny whom we'll be visiting in the mountains next week!
The list was long - a lot was done.
How are you doing with your Christmas preparations?