I'm so glad you have all enjoyed this weekends posts. I am really into the spirit of things. After my half day of work, which will mostly be our holiday party, I'll be departing for the ole ancestral home for a week before returning to have a quite New Years Eve back in Bucks County. Christmas Eve is actually my favorite part of Christmas. My aunt will cook a dinner of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding followed by her famous egg nog that I shared with you all. Then me and the mother will go home, polish off more egg nog, and watch A Christmas Carol by candlelight. The whole day is rather peaceful. Just like my favorite thing at Longwood Gardens.
While on my visit a week ago, I came across Longwood’s three treehouses which were built in 2008. It took four months to build them using mostly reclaimed materials from the grounds. The structures are supported by a pin foundation system, which leaves surrounding tree limbs and roots unharmed. My favorite of the three is the Canopy Treehouse.
But the real treat was the Wildlife Birdhouse tree. It was another of the outstanding sights this year... a “tree” made of 200 handmade birdhouses from fallen cedar, redwood and oak trees, and were all made by the volunteers of Longwood, and will then be donated to local schools. Each birdhouse was also illuminated at night. The other real trees were adored with all kind of natural elements for the birds to feed on, not to mention tons of squirrels.
I spent the better part of an hour just bird watching. A volunteer there was watching also. At one point he said a blue wren had landed on the back of my jacket!!!! It was quite something. It was a calm and peaceful moment, that lasted an age.
So after that, I'm off for a week, but not before I wish you all a very peaceful and happy Christmas, and know that I truly enjoy everyone for stopping by. I hope your holiday is a good one and the way you want to spend it. I leave you with my grandmothers favorite song, and it reminds me of her, a way of remembering her at this time.
🎄Merry Christmas Everyone🎄