The lower gardens include a myriad of sculptures all tied to this place, all tied to the earth. They honor what once was, the dreams of what may come and the life connection of all that is. Even under a blanket of snow their beauty and mystique radiate through.
Discarded slate tiles from the Pennsylvania German Bank barn.
Twisted rebar from the replaced one-lane bridge down the lane.
Slate lifted from the earth.
The Dreamer surrounded by the snow covered circuits of the labyrinth.
The energy of the pyramid pulsates through the snow.
The vines entwine calling to us to walk further down the path.
As Santas’ are wrapped and placed into their bins and Christmas garland is hung in the storage closet, colors of white and red, hearts and love begin to adorn doors and mantels. Valentine’s Day may be a month away but it’s never too early to celebrate!
When we moved into our home in 2004 the former owners left a treasure trove of shutters! The green shutters on the fireplace mantel were already painted green!
All I need to do is to walk into the woods behind our home to cut down grapevines and create wreaths, hearts and garlands.
Most people count down the days until Christmas, I on the other hand count the number of days I have until the last decoration is placed gently into it’s designated bin. As of today I sit have one tree fully decorated and floral and pine accents adorning the house. From year to year I usually follow a set pattern for decorating relying on photographs of past Christmases to help my memory. This year I chose to mix it up. I tried to create vignettes that would gracefully flow into a winter theme. I found the most challenging aspect of this holiday season was NOT buying into the year-end treasure trove of holiday decorating sales. I’m still visualizing the white pine bough garland that I could have bought for $6.00 a bough to change next year’s theme. But alas, storage eventually becomes a challenge!