Where, oh where, is LuAnne from Invisible Woman with her beautiful nature photography when I need her? Her incredible camera skills could have supplied me with the perfect Christmas card image for next year:
This is the scene that greeted me out my kitchen window this morning, and while I sprinted downstairs to get my camera, he got ready to fly away and left me with a one-second window of opportunity to get a blurry memento. But it was a lovely -- if fleeting -- little Christmas gift from Mother Nature and I'm glad to have seen it while it lasted.
Lots of time spent in the kitchen today, making the family heirloom cookies that are a LONG standing tradition (of the hundred years variety) but a certifiable pain in the neck to make. First of all, one should never wait until December 21 to pick up the necessary currant jelly, because one may have to drive all over town looking for it!
However, tonight all the aching feet and tedium were forgotten in a single bite:
There's a reason I continue to make these little gems
every year -- utterly worthwhile.
And now, even if Santa manages to forget our house, Christmas is officially here so it won't matter a bit. And speaking of Santa, I promised a few more pages from yesterday's featured book:
There you are -- We'll finish next time!
I hope you've had a bite of something heavenly today as well, and some time spent doing things with people you love (and miss most days.)
Ah, the pleasures of the season . . .