Just a few photos tonight, for I am tired.

I am at that place in the days before Christmas
(and our large Solstice celebration) where the cleaning
and uncluttering and rearranging and painting and
finding and gathering of Christmasy things is nearly
finished. ‘Tho perhaps everyone else in the world
doesn’t need to do all this pre-preparation preparation
that I always seem to need to do? Smile.

But we are
nearly to the trimming and adorning
and greening and twigging days…the best days.
And this year, I have put lights in the windows
and a favorite thing or two out to cheer us on
through the prosaic days.

The trees are waiting patiently,
the coming light is beckoning in the
near distance.