There is so much more to write about, e.g., effects of the recent spell of frigid weather on plants in the landscape, care of holiday plants, selecting seeds and plants for the new growing season. However, this is the one time of the year when I move gardening, albeit briefly, to the backburner so that I might focus most of my time and attention on family and friends. It is a time to reflect on what is most important.
In that vein, the most poignant moment of the holiday season for me occurred ten years ago. Our grandson – three and a half years old at the time – was playing Santa Claus. Donning a Santa hat and carrying a sack (pillow case) filled with Christmas presents (foam blocks), he proceeded to hand out a block….uh, Christmas present, to each person in the room. When asked why he gave only one present, he replied “You don’t need a lot of stuff to be happy.”
Have a happy holiday and a very Merry Christmas!