Today I started to take down Christmas decorations. The key word here is take down, not put away. My extra room upstairs looks like Christmas collapsed in there. Garland is strung across the floor, drying from being outside. The outside ribbon is doing the same.
It’s funny when you take down decorations. The rooms that seemed normal before putting out Christmas now seem bland.
Add to this, the day outside, damp, dreary and rainy and it looks like the proverbial winter day.
Most days when I start to remove Christmas, I am sad. I hate to see it go. Today was not like that. Of course, most of the yard decorations are still up, and the living room is stuck in the Christmas mode with the tree still up and lit. My dining room is decked out in winter glory though. Off white flowers on a winter white tablecloth. Hints of shades of green are in the vases also. I like it! I like winter.
I like the gray skies and the dampness and the rain. I would prefer snow, but I will take whatever winter weather I can get.
So, today, sitting here with a blanket across my lap, and soup cooking on the stove, I am thinking of the damp weather and winter. A quiet season where growth is hidden and color stands out just a bit more.
Hope you are enjoying your day today. DAF