- OR - How I spent the Winter Solstice (December 21st) in 10 simple photos
#1: I decorated a birthday table for my son. In our home, the birthday person receives their gifts the morning of their birthday:
#2: I watched my son and his best friend giggle like little boys over the giant candy necklaces I got them:
#3: I took (and was in) some silly photos around the Christmas tree:
#4: I sat by the fire and briefly felt sorry for myself that my babies are all grown up:
#5: I went out to the middle pasture and practiced "kiss for a treat" with Toni the llama. I'm getting really good at it:
#6: As it grew dark, I remembered I hadn't planted my garlic yet, so out I went:
I planted 3 varieties this year: Music (seed stock from my own garden), Chinese Pink (one of the earliest harvestable garlics), and Oregon Blue (I really like the name).
#7: See? It was almost dark. I hope my rows are straight:
#8: But since I tend to be a bit of a procrastinator, I'm used to these conditions. Some of my best work is done in the dark:
Wait. Did that sound naughty?
#9: When I came inside, I lit every candle on my dining table and went to work on my holiday cards:
Better late than not at all, right?
And this was pretty much my day. With a number of other things in between that I don't have photos of.
Wait, here's one more:
#10: Gratuitous photo of the birthday boy. Doesn't he have a wonderful smile?: