Saturday, December 10, 2016

bottle brush tree crown

About two weeks ago, our orange tree had 88 flower buds -- many have bloomed but there's more coming. What a divine fragrance, we are beside ourselves with joy. The orange tree is on a caddy with wheels in our kitchen so I can roll it around depending on what's going on in there. During the day, it's under the skylight and when I use the oven, I push it toward the sink. When I need the sink, it goes over a ways. If we have people over, off to the laundry room. Really a member of the family. Sort of reminds me of an old Twilight Zone (or Outer Limits) episode where a vacuum came to life and rolled around a house.

The orange tree is the main news in this web log but a very small amount of decorating has happened as well. I seem to have dozens of bottle-brush trees so a crown just seemed like the right thing to do. The snowball lights also went up and the witch loves that. Her batteries are getting old so she's quieted down some.

We've just had a cold snap but the dogs' and my nightly vigils to both front and back yards continued. Between the half moon and the snow, it was very bright out. Daisy always lies down on the snow but Talula never does, must be something genetic.

That's a photo of our fireplace from the outside looking in. Good to change perspectives now and then, see things from another point of view.

This year's last full moon will soon occur -- Tuesday, the 13th. Most days I continue to light my moon candle and take quiet time. I might meditate, draw a tarot card or write down a dream. I feel that the world is changing and the one thing I know for sure I can do is to take care of myself.



liniecat said...

Just love that the orange tree moves round your daily lives, sort of moving to the side as another moves by you ...
as you said, another family member that you contentedly accommodate as you potter round!
And the scent too, a double bonus in a house resident!
You'll be wearing the crown I take it, it's certainly cute enough to and oh, snow!
Those poor bees!!

Ms. said...

Golden skies wonderful light......and looking in from the outside......I remember bottle brush trees from my childhood-always green with a dusting of snow.....Taking care of myself too.....another sort of perspective-inward, like Winter.

Peggy said...

Lyn, we're going to be having some warmer days and hopefully we'll see the bees out and about tomorrow. We do adore that orange tree, every time I slip by I tell her how beautiful she is.

Peggy said...

Michelle, thanks and yes on the inward perspective at wintertime...that's it exactly!

Nancy said...

A moveable tree ~ such a dance ya'll have! ha! Your crown of trees is a creative delight! Love the view from without...always love that. When I would walk at night I'd look, not to be nosey...but to marvel in the light and vision.

Luna Crone said...

I love photos taken of inside, from the outside!!!

Pretty decorations. We don't need a lot, if it doesn't suit us.

Oh mercy me, that is one scary looking witch!!! -giggles-

Love your moon photos... I wish I could capture a gently cloudy moon, better that I can...

Winter blessings,
Luna Crone

cindy said...

So true Peggy. The world around us is changing and chaos is developing. it is a very good time to take care of ourselves thru meditation, warm tea and prayer to the Angels.

dulcy said...

This whole picture of pushing the tree around is so happy and funny! I love it! And... I'm also loving your bottle brush crown. So lovely to see them all that color grouped up into a crown. I agree, and am practicing caring for myself more than ever. It makes me feel control during this time of winter and uncertainty (although, I love winter).