So, make a row of cast iron irons on your fireplace mantel. You can use ribbon to tie the Christmas stocking to the irons. Simple run a nice thick Christmas colored ribbon through the loop in the stocking and tie it to the iron. No mantel? These clever hangers work great on a sturdy shelf. And after the olidays, use the ironss as bookends.
Another option is to simple tie the bow right in the middle of the handle. Now, use an S hook to hang on the bottom of handle. You Christmas stocking can hang from that.
Today is also Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan of Southern Daydreamer. It is also Walk with me Wednesday hosted by Thoughts of a Bama Belle. I try and tie these two together.
First I must apologize, I am so behind in my visits and comment responses. I promise I will respond. I promise. We all kow this time of year is busy anyway, and I have been slammed in my photography business-Praise God-because we desperatley need the money to purchase Christmas this year. But my "free" time recently is all but gone. (Again, no complaints other than not having blog time)
I also serve on the Christmas parade committee and we have been knee deep in coordinating the City of Helena Christmas Parade (as if I hadn't enough to do). The parade is on Saturday at 2PM with Helena's own "son", Bo Bice "rocking" the Grand Marshall position. This year's theme is "Rock and Roll Christmas", so join us on Saturday, if you can. And do, say hello!
All this being said, at the end of a photography session on Sunday, I snapped this picture as the sun had just set across the pond.
It is moments like this, when it is so peaceful and I have my moments to "Walk in the Spirit".
It's when I feel closet. And when I feel so small.
This last photo I took when I walked up the drive. We had a bit of rainfall earlier in the day. The rain had ended, but the leaves were still rain kissed. I thought is so beautiful. It's the little things, if you don't pause and take a look at, you miss. It's the little things that are so easily taken for granted. So stop, smell the roses, or in this case, the rain. And look at life's reflections in the raindrops.
Join me tomorrow for Thirfty Thursday. I have a special guest host who will be sharing her delightful and magical bedroom transformation.....and it's all on a budget. Be prepared to be lost in her photos. So see, you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by. You mean so much to me. I honesly mean it. And your comments are most appreciated and make my day. Who doesn't love a little happy in the "inbox"?
*Updated 7:19 AM CST-apparently Blogger is having some technical diffculties. Comment Moderator is not working, from my end anyway. I do see your comments, but it is not allowing them to publish. Keep em coming, and hopefully blogger will have it ironed out soon. Thanks to Shelia, The Quintessential Magpie for letting me know that its not just at my end. One sometimes wonders.