Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire and Christmas treat.
~Sara Coleridge (1802-1852), "The Garden Year"
December is undoubtably one of my favorite months. I love the onset of winter, my youngest children's excitement for the upcoming holiday, and I actually look forward to the ending of the year. Maybe it's the feeling I get that a new beginning in the New Year is just around the corner or maybe it's the hope I find in the reason we celebrate Christmas, but the month of December holds so much promise for me.
This year the start of the month has found me starting a new hashtag on IG (please play along if you are so inclined!), creating still life scenes on my
dining room table studio, decorating my home for Christmas, and enjoying the bokeh filled aftermath of very much needed storms (California is suffering from a tremendous drought). I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into my December:
|Cookies and tea...perfect for a stormy afternoon|
|My favorite still life subject: tea time|
|Tea time again!|
|Hot cocoa, peppermint sticks, and marshmallows...just because!|
|A few bits and baubles left over from decorating|
|Beautiful light for The Light|
|After the storm, and a bit of love.|
|Birch tree, I|
|Birch tree, II|
|Birch tree III|
Thank you so much for joining me this month for the last of my 10 on 10 entries for 2014! Please continue on the blog hop and visit Connie's beautiful blog and read about some of her beautiful ornaments and the stories behind them! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!