Saturday, December 11, 2010

Following My Own Words...

As I read my very own recent post I realize it is so easy to say, "relax and enjoy the season". Fortunately I am following my own words and I truly am relaxing and enjoying this wonderful magical holiday season. I took some overview photos yesterday at my very favorite place to go.
This is the conservatory at High Hand Nursery in Loomis California. It is a wonderful place to visit and have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Shop for plants, accessories or fine gallery art pieces.

I was enjoying a very nice long relaxing lunch with my dear girlfriends. We were also exchanging our holiday gifts with one another. No rush, no pressure, no stress...just geniune friendship and laughter and sharing.

This is a large pointsettia blossom that sat on our table in this tiny little pot. I was entranced by the beauty of this simple blossom. The decorated trees in the previous photos are redwoods and are so beautiful with the simple red ornaments and small white twinkle lights adorning them. The hanging pointsettias are huge and so amazing.
So, do I naturally not have stress in this hectic time of the year? No.
I am truly working at being able to enjoy.
Am I behind on everything including personal and holiday? Yes.
However, I am finding it isn't the end of the earth if something is not getting done and must wait until another day, week or month.
I am enjoying my family, friends, and everything involving Christmas.
I do hope you are enjoying your favorites things too.
B R E A T H E and enjoy...


  1. Good for you! And your day looks like a fun one with your friends.

  2. This looks like a beautiful place and I'm glad you're getting some time to relax :)

  3. What a wonderful place to have lunch. I would love to spend an afternoon, in a room like that with a big comfy chair and my stitching.
    Hope you girls had a great time.

  4. Wow! This looks so magical! I'm so glad you enjoyed some time to BE in the season, in the moment! We do all need to discover this again during such crazy times. aaah.

  5. ah, i so want to sit and relax and enjoy! we just got 16 inches of snow, no tree up yet, orders to do and a craft show to get ready for. but after next week i promise to relax and enjoy and maybe even get my tree up!! xo to you!

  6. Sounds as though you've got it just about right Sherry!

    Looks like you had a wonderful time meeting your friends, what a lovely place it looks!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend x

  7. There is really nothing quite a magical as lunch with dear friends in a wonderful restaurant. I too have been trying to relax and enjoy the season. So far so good!

  8. Looks like a great setting to relax with friends. Good for you!

  9. What a nice place to go. I too am slowing down to enjoy!

  10. Glad you are taking time to have fun and enjoy the season. :) What a great lunch! It's always wonderful to get together with friends this time of year to just sit and enjoy each other's company. Theresa

  11. Christmas is just EVERYWHERE! I went overboard this year on the Poinsettia's but it was worth it. What a great feeling they give to a room. That bloom was HUGE! Lovely!
    We have planted to Coastal Redwoods in our front yard and I was sorely tempted to put lights on them this year and decorate them..but I didn't. They look lovely in their natural state.
    They grow SO fast and one day they will be...VERY large..but I won't be here to worry about it I think.
    Merry Christmas!

  12. you know, great word, RELAX AND ENJOY. I certainly hope that you enjoy and relax too!

  13. Looks like a fun-filled day, sure we will cherish lovely memories, lady Createology.
    Have a magical week! xxx

  14. So light and open and airy - what a lovely place to enjoy friends and food - and GIFTS!

  15. I am so glad that you are enjoying your Holidays and relaxing and enjoying time with friends. I am doing the same and loving it all.

    I LOVE that wonderful place in Loomis. The restaurant is wonderful, nursery fabulous and shops along with art gallery lots of fun.

  16. What a wonderful afternoon you must have had, friends,food and fun. It dosen't get much better than that!


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