Halloween is so, SO close! (Monochrome Monday)

It feels as if Halloween was only a few months ago, how can it be Halloween again tomorrow night? The days seem to fly by these days without any effort at all!

And if it’s Halloween tomorrow night, that can only mean one thing… Christmas is just around the corner. WOO HOO, let the countdown begin!🎄







Summer Sunbeams (Wordless Wednesday)








Berry Christmas!

It’s interesting isn’t it how you can see something all the time, simply accepting it as so until someone asks why or how? Then when you stop and think about it, you haven’t a single clue.

Miss Ten quizzed me on something a few weeks back and normally I’m like wiki-woman, coming right back with an explanation, lol. It wasn’t the case in this instance though. I went to give it my best attempt but I couldn’t even begin to come up with a plausible response. It obviously scarred me in such a way I can’t even remember what it was we were talking about, lol!

I was reminded of this moment however as I found one of our artificial Christmas berries I always display every Christmas on the floor. They are Christmas berries. End of story. Embarrassing as it is to admit, I have never pondered their natural existence until a few weeks ago when Master Twelve and I were walking along a street and this is what stood before us.

Brilliant Beads

This tree stood so tall and proud, bejeweled with cluster upon cluster of berries or what I assume are berries. Absolutely magnificent!

As we stood and marveled yet again at the wonder that is Mother Nature I couldn’t help but speculate as to what will be my next revelation of simple acceptance and.. “mum, how much longer?”