Urban Outfitters Watering Can (for sale! Cheap!)
That is the sound of December hurtling by. Where did the year go? Each year they seem to go by quicker and quicker.
I used to hate Januarys. They were cold, wet and after the excitement of the holidays they were a letdown. But as I get older I've come to appreciate the abrupt slowdown of pace and the chance to just snuggle in and not do anything.
Well, anything more taxing than reading decorating magazines with all their tips for organizing (all January magazines have this theme, have you noticed?) and dreaming over gardening books.
Since my gardening is pretty much confined to pots (says the person living on 5 acres) I've been fascinated with the idea of Minature Gardening. I think it is kind of like setting up a dollhouse only outdoors.
I remember seeings some fabulous examples at Wisteria Antiques & Garden in Soquel. The examples were planted in wide, shallow pots and had the most exquisite minature details. Little cobblestone patios, teeny gazebos. They were so incredibly detailed.
So as December, and the year wind down to a close I am really looking forward to January and a brand new year. 2009 was not very kind to us so I'm not sorry to see it end. I have a good feeling about this new year though, a sense of optimism that has been sorely lacking this year.
Okay ~ enough dreaming about the future! I have a stack of presents a mile high that are not going to wrap themselves and bushels of cookies to bake! Wait until you see the cookies I'm making....in my oven that works!