I am writing 100 posts in 100 days (and that is the last time I will write that!) Only 10 more to go! I didn’t write yesterday because it was Thanksgiving (everyone knows you can’t blog on Thanksgiving). Everyone (except for retailers) also knows the rule of:
Thou shalt not decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving.
Which means today, Friday, it’s all white lights and sparkling gold and painted glass. Which, quite literally, illuminates a major concern here at Spy Garden. That concern, that major matter that has quietly plagued me for some time, is the matter of indoor photography. I just don’t seem to be able to take a decent picture indoors.
I have a vision of making all sorts of lighted decorations and a Christmas village in each of the rows of the garden and then you can walk through it and it will be a Christmas lighted wonderland of garden delights. This vision is not happening this year. So in order to share the magic of Advent and the coziness of Christmas, I need to learn how to take a decent picture indoors. So one goal for the next 10 days is to actually look up some photography tips and share what I find out with my readers.
I really enjoyed my “Never Underestimate the Possibilities of Paper Series”: snowflakes, paper stars, origami, and a grand finale on books including the revelation that I would put all of the Spy Garden 2013 content into book form. It had it all. Then things slowed down a bit at #86. My favorite sort of writing is silly with some obscure references thrown in. Jokes about modern art, bad poetry, with some good art and (occasionally) decent poetry thrown in. What I have discovered is that it is sort of difficult for me to make jokes about gardening. So another goal is to try and make my garden planning talk a little sillier so that it will be entertaining even to people who don’t care about gardening.
Below are some pictures from our non-traditional Thanksgiving celebration of thankfulness yesterday. Soak it up because they’re the last brown, orange, ochre, fall-ish-looking things you’ll see in Spy Garden until Fall 2014!
They removed all of the invasive honeysuckle and only left this stuff:
It stays green most of the winter.
Its all red and green and gold and sparkling from here on out!
WAaa HOO Christmas time!!!