Yesterday, following our long awaited visit to Hill Top, we took an afternoon walk through the woods. The rain had cleared since the morning and I'd wanted to gather some greenery to make my Christmas wreath with, while I had the opportunity.
While the sky still looked dark and grey, I could tell the sun was trying it's very best to break through the cloud. The ground wet and muddy beneath our feet, made me glad I'd decided to wear my wellies.
It didn't take long to find what I was looking for. Some fallen branches to the side of the path provided most of what I needed. Then, with a couple of very small sprigs from a nearby fir, I'd got enough.
By this time, the sky had brightened and, although the sun was beginning to set, there was still enough daylight to allow us to finish our walk at a relaxed pace.
On returning home I disappeared into the garden for while, to gather some fresh rosemary. The forecast for today was not good, so I though it wise to be prepared. I don't enjoy going out in the pouring rain, so if I didn't need to, I wouldn't. I was satisfied I now had everything I needed, but with daylight fading quickly, I would wait for the morning to make my wreath.
It must have been the quickest time in which I'd ever made a wreath. Kneeling on the cold floor and feeling chilly probably helped speed things up a bit, but it didn't take long at all until each little bunch of foliage was fixed to the wire ring, then the fir cones I'd collected last weekend were attached. With the scent of rosemary hanging in the air and my fingers beginning to turn black from the florists wire, I attached some red ribbon, and I was done.
And here it is. I'm really pleased with it and I have to say, out of all the wreaths I've made previously, this one is my favourite.
This afternoon we've been keeping cosy indoors and I've been helping Lily with writing her Christmas cards to hand out at school tomorrow. I'm now rounding off my day with a small glass of Winter Spice Vodka. Cheers!