The card with the rose says
Even under the most challenging conditions, the Wild Rose can grow and flourish, brightening our summers with its beautiful and fragrant blossoms.Growing naturally along the dunes of a windswept beach or from the rocky soil of a meadow, its roots run wide and deep, grounding it strongly in place. Rose hips, valued for their healing properties, cling to the stems throughout the fall and winter, sheltering seeds for the future. Thorns along its branches protect the flowers and leaves. A combination of grace and grit, the Wild Rose thrives in sunshine and warm summer breezes but also survives throughout turbulent winds and storms. Remember that we have this same strength and resiliency to see us through to where we too will flourish and blossom.
The flowers on the table on the deck today.
At 11.30 we headed off for the family Christmas with Doug's youngest daughter. We watched 2 year old Theia and everyone else open her presents. There were 10 of us around the table enjoying delicious ham, chicken and lamb with all the trimmings plus trifle, fruit salad and mini pavlovas to follow. Just after 3.30 p.m. we headed home and were just finishing the watering when Doug's eldest daughter arrived and we have just had some sandwiches and will have more trifle and fruit salad later.
So we will be watching the news shortly and I think there is a film we may watch while eating the trifle and that will be Christmas for this year. I hope everyone is able to enjoy their Christmas in these trying times.