One of our Thanksgiving Day traditions is to gather pepper berries. After dinner we head for the woods and cut a basket full of these beautiful red berries that grow wild all over our area.
It is the official beginning of the season and the decorating at our house.
This year the berries are out in great abundance and are the brightest red imaginable.
Lady Apples are available in the market now and are another favorite for Christmas decorating. Mother Nature provides the very best reds and greens for the season.
And, of course, our own boxwoods contribute as well.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Christmas is on it's way!
Our tree is up but still adorned only in lights. There is nothing like the glorious scent of pine to awaken the Christmas spirit. In the next few days, out will come the boxes full of cherished ornaments...some very old, some hand made, some gathered on travels...all meaningful to our family.
Enjoy the day,