Tuesday, December 25, 2007
A Blissful Christmas!
A very blissful Christmas to all the visitors of this blog. I hope that all of you who celebrate Christmas will have a wonderful time in the company of those who are near and dear to you.
It's been great fun to receive you all and to read all the wonderful and kind comments you left behind on my blog. I've made quite a few new friends from all over the world, for which I'm grateful. Garden (and occasionally cat) blogging has been a very positive experience for me
I started blogging last February and have had over 25,000 visitors so far, which is quite amazing.
This year it's not a white Christmas in the Netherlands; we very seldom have them. The last white Christmas I had was in 2001 when it snowed on the Second Christmas day (Boxing day). The sparkling white wonderland we had last weekend is gone alas and nature is wearing her grey frock again.
But I'm glad I enjoyed the winter wonderland while it lasted as it was so beautiful to see the whole world turned into a sparkling white and silvery, magic fairyland.
Today it's gold and purple indoors but in remembrance of that magic world outside, I have decked the Christmas tree (tralalalala, lalalala)
in silver and white too, and it's almost as pretty as the trees outside were. Art imitating life. ;-) So far, everything is still in one piece, the Bliss team is at its best behaviour it seems. I wonder how long that will last. :-)
copyright 2007: Y.E.W. Heuzen
No gardener need go far to find
The Christmas rose,
The fairest of the flowers that mark
The sweet Year's close.
Nor be in quest of places where
The hollies grow,
Nor seek for sacred trees that hold
All kindly tended gardens love
And spread their latest riches out
In Winter's praise.
But every gardener's work this month
Must surely be
To choose a very beautiful
Big Christmas tree,
And see it through the open door
In triumph ride,
To reign a glorious reign within