Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmassy things . . .

We have a funny kind of hybrid Christmas here.  Christmas falls in mid-summer, so school's out, lots of people are on holiday, and the cricket is on the telly for DAYS.   It's usually also great weather for the beach, the pool, the barbecue, and generally lounging about slothfully.

But some northern hemisphere Christmas traditions persist here - the exotic Christmas tree, the carols, the snowy, wintry scenes.

Despite the heat (and I mean, HEAT! it was 37 degrees C today), I like to find Christmassy things in all manner of places you might not expect.

Here are a few:


Red and white feijoa flowers . . .


candy striped petunias . . .


these heart-shaped leaves in a wreath-like tangle (this is String of Hearts in a hanging basket) . . .


bells of various shapes and sizes (this one is Penstemon 'Sour Grapes') . . .


Not to mention, decorating the tree!  Christmas is coming!

Nandina









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