This Six on Saturday is a mixture of six things that are making the days more cheery. First of all, the 2020 Christmas tree, which is even more appreciated this year than it has been sometimes in others. We didn’t have a tree last year, because we went to Italy. This year, I only put on the ornaments that have meaning, collected during our travels, made or given by our kids, grandkids or other loved ones, or inherited from family members that are now gone. Decorating it certainly triggered a lot of great memories.
Last year, the nutcrackers on the mantle were our only decorations. They always make me smile and the variety is so appealing. The two on the coffee table are smokers, which have been in use now with a variety of incense cones: sandalwood, pine, lavender, cinnamon and others that my daughter sends me from Germany.
Since there will be no parties or dinners, the nutcrackers that normally decorate the kitchen shelf (which is now filled with canned foods) are on the buffet. I’ve decided not to put the rest of the nutcrackers out this year since it’s just the two of us. And before you think gardening has taken a back seat this year, here’s number 4:
The two berry boxes that are built got their plastic yesterday, just in time to collect a bit of heat from this morning’s sunshine before our temps drop into the low 20’s, with snow on the way. Obviously, I still need to dig the leeks, which will happen after the IU game today.
All the plants have now been moved into the basement. As always, a few days after being moved the lemon verbena dropped all its leaves. Knowing that, a clean sheet was spread under the pot so the leaves can be collected easily. Now they will finish drying on the dining room table before finding their way to the teapot! And lastly
The Geo seeds that arrived yesterday have been sorted, and those that need stratification are now in the freezer. While I watch the IU game, I think I’ll bring down the seed box and begin to organize it (by planting date) and add the two seed orders that have come. Nothing is more cheery than beginning to plan for spring!
So that’s six things that are making my days brighter. For more (are probably far more interesting) Six on Saturday offerings, visit The Propagator, who hosts this meme.