I hope everyone is having a very enjoyable holiday. My son's grandfather & his wife came to visit us which made our Christmas a lot happier indeed. We decorated the house much as we did last year, but I'll share some photos here again anyway...
I also took a stroll in my garden on Christmas Day.
It was nice to see some flowers are still blooming despite the temperature extremes so far this year in the Hill Country. My lipstick salvia doesn't seem to know it is Christmas...
Though the milkweed plant at least has some appropriate seed pods in preparation for the colder weather...
My favorite garden surprise of the day was this rose from my neighbor's yard that is peeking through our fence to say "Merry Christmas".
The rose brought to mind a Christmas song called "There is a Flower"... Enjoy this version sung by The King Singers...
I wish all of you a much Happier and Healthier New Year in 2009. May your gardens' blooms be their loveliest ever.
Lo, how a rose e'er blooming,
From tender stem hath sprung.
Of Jesse's lineage coming,
As men of old have sung;
It came, a flow'ret bright,
Amid the cold of winter,
When halfspent was the night. ~late-16th century German Carol