Good morning Folks ~ It is a gray, drizzly morning, the temp. is 69 and feels like it is 64. The rain is bringing us a ‘cold’ front. Ha. High 60’s are the predicted low temps for the next few days. To me that’s not cold.
Yesterday on the 4th anniversary of my dear husband’s ‘home going’, I set up the nativity. He made the creche many, many years ago for our humble Spanish ‘mud’ figures, that we bought when we lived in Rota, Spain while he was stationsed there in the US Navy, early 70’s. We bought 8 little figures in the town square from a little shop.
I went simple this year, so only a few ‘heavenly host’.
Nativity ‘mud’ figures, Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, three wisemen, a donkey and a cow.
The ancient angel at the back of scene is ‘old’. I bought it at the flea market many, many years ago for $1.
God came down to earth as a little babe, born in a humble stable in a lowly manger.
His name is Jesus, He is Immanuel, ‘meaning God with us.’ He is the reason for this holiday season. May we all feel His love, mercy and tenderness for us, and may we feel that way towards others. Love is a wonderful gift to receive and to share.
The angel hanging on the left was my husband’s when he was a little boy.
The silver salt shakers in these two photos hold frankinsense in one
and myrhh in the other.
The lace angel below was made by my late MIL. One of my favorite Christmas ornaments from her.
The next pictures are of some delicate, old angels. I got them many years ago at the flea market or a yard sale.
Now for some flowers that are in bloom right now. Photos taken yesterday.
The first photo is Downy Jasmine. I bought this from the local veggie market because it had 2-3 different kinds of butterflies flying all over these plants. I found out from my ‘butterfly’ friend Jessica that the males love white flowers.
George Tabor Azalea
Next two photos are of Ruby Hibiscus blooms. I have quite a few volunteers from seeds of this plant.
‘Paul McCartney’ Rose
That’s it from Plum Cottage and gardens.
I’m meeting my brother-in-law, husband’s brother, for lunch.
Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady