Wednesday, December 22, 2021

As Christmas Draws Near

 Merry Christmas Greetings

Hello friends!  As Christmas draws near in just two days, I want to extend a very Merry Christmas to each of you with best wishes for the upcoming new year! My friend, Sharon, and I visited the North Carolina Arboretum last week and saw the pretty and fun decorations there. Many of the decorations are meant to be enjoyed when lit up at night but there were some, like this fun gnome, which could be enjoyed in the daylight. Come along with me and I'll show you a little more. 

Gnomes were featured prominently in the arboretum decor this year. This gnome decided to take a flowery canoe ride!

There were lots of figurines like this one all over. I know they look amazing at night with all of the lights. 

The indoor decorations were gorgeous, as well. How pretty is this very tall tree?

But my favorite view of all was looking down on the lower level of The Baker Center at the beautiful hanging lights, tree and fireplace. It just looked so inviting and put me in the Christmas spirit!

I'm recuperating from a bad cold right now (not Covid-I took a test and it was negative) so fingers crossed I am better by Christmas Day! May each of your days be merry! And please stay well. 

 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  (Luke 2:7-11)

Until Next Time,


*photography by Debbie Ross


Sharon said...

Merry Christmas to you, the Mr. and Cassie and Garden! Even though I was right there with you at the Arboretum, you captured the beauty and holiday spirit of the Arboretum in your pictures, and so I was able to visit again through your blog post!

Karen Anderson said...

Looks like a fun time!! I enjoyed seeing all the decorations! Hope you will feel better soon Debbie, Merry Christmas!

Iris said...

Oh, I love the hanging lights too. I'm a sucker for most any kind of Christmas decorations. I can imagine what that place looked like at night with all the lights on - but nice in the daytime too.

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours~

Debbie Styles Life said...

Merry Christmas, Sharon! It was such a fun day to spend together!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Merry Christmas, Karen! Hope you have a wonderful holiday in your new home!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Iris I hope you enjoy a blessed and wonderful Christmas!

Joy said...

Lovely, festive photos, thanks very much.
I hope the cold does a runner very quickly so you can enjoy The Day. Merry Christmas to you. xx

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Joy, and Merry Christmas!