We loved being in FL for three weeks, but coming home on December 14th really threw us off schedule for the holiday. Luckily most gift shopping could be (and was) accomplished on-line -- and most things even arrived in time! I have a post about my mom's garden percolating, but the cold that started with VPH, went to SS2, and finally landed on me is sapping my strength and creativity, so this won't be that post.
Though we barely got any of our decorations up, we did enjoy the lights around the pool before we left FL:
Now how inviting is that? But it closes at nightfall -- why?!
Little gaudier around the entrance to the community center:
We did bring a little bit of FL home with us...and so far I've managed not to kill the rosemary plant:
Complete with awesome glass watering ball (running a close race for favorite Christmas present from VPH this year with Zelda: Spirit Tracks for the DS and the new Super Mario Bros for the Wii).
And my little gift to myself a week before Christmas. How could I resist an amaryllis in this awesome glass vase with two buds on it:
I predict blooms by January 15th. The yearly calendars are going out late this year (production snafu more than tardiness on my part), so hopefully I'll be able to share the photo selections by the 1st. And this year I'll have a few to give away. Any ideas for a fun contest?