Tuesday, December 24, 2019


Merry Christmas eve to you and your family! I hope wherever you are, you are warm and safe and happy and feeling loved. I know Christmas is hard for many (me included) and I am focusing on enjoying the simple things--a pretty fire, beautiful music on the stereo, pears poaching, sleeping dogs, and living in a beautiful part of the world.

Beach Walk
We got up fairly early this morning, and Tim said at some point "I want to take you somewhere around 10am." We spoke with our niece Jean (who has a birthday today) and then drove over to the bakery and coffee place on the beach (our little town has a brewpub, a bakery, a coffee place, a taco shack, and a five star restaurant all gathered together around the rock). We had holiday coffees (peppermint mocha for me, gingerbread latte for Tim) and some pastry, and then headed out on a walk.

The beach at the Cape was unwalkable,  as the tides are high and there has been significant erosion. Plus it was right around high tide, so we walked along the dunes and through one of the little neighborhoods before coming home.

Near this little bridge was this:

Not in anyone's yard, just on a little pine tree in the beach grass. Such a delightful surprise.

Sunset last night

 We finally figured out how to hang our silver bells (and I figured out how to get the tarnish off these silver plated beauties---fireplace ash and lemon juice).

We also hung lights in the popout windows.

May your days be merry and bright.


DelightedHands said...

What a delight to find a tree like that for everyone to enjoy!
The ocean walk would've been nice but caution is a wiser course!
Merry Christmas to you, too!

KSD said...

The little beach tree is the best holiday thing I've seen this year. Thanks so much.

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Sounds like a nice, peaceful way to spend the morning. LOVE the little tree! What a wonderful surprise to stumble across.

kathy b said...

The tiny surprise tree was amazing. DID HE put it there?