It’s Christmas morning and the only creatures stirring are mister gardener and me. Two sleeping offspring are still snug in their beds. Who knows if visions of anything dance in their heads? The gifts are all wrapped and under the tree just waiting for chaos that will surely be.
All the early morning activity is taking place in the kitchen. The turkey is in the oven, the stuffing is made, and pies, cakes and Christmas candies are in nature’s deep freeze on the porch. Mister gardener has harvested all that he can from the winter garden. Brussels sprouts and broccoli will be on the menu for a late afternoon meal served to 18 family members.
We are looking forward to a magical day. Here’s wishing you the best of the holiday season and an appreciation of of the wonders of our natural world.
Ann Hohenberger, The Garden Club of Gloucester