on yesterday's walk
The sun was shining, the sky a clear blue, the night's slight frost gone, and we were tempted outdoors for a walk to the park. In this natural woodland park by the sea we spotted some human touches in recognition of the season: a Christmas wreath on a memorial bench which for years has always been kept up with a fresh seasonal display, and a young tree beside the path with shiny Christmas balls put up by some generous soul. Smiles from those touches of seasonal whimsy, smiles from the glorious day, so special in its rarity in our rainy season.
Last night we put up and decorated our own simple Scandinavian Christmas tree. I love the scent and the colours of green, red, straw and the white of the sparkling lights. It is slowly feeling more and more like Christmas.
- Looking back: Christmas favourites (sorry, some links are now dead or changed, like the Virtual Finland one).
- If you are interested in a child-like enjoyment of Christmas, I recommend Christmas in Santa's home in Lapland