Sometimes we get so caught up in the crazy rush of the holiday season, that we lose sense of time.  Adults feel there aren’t enough minutes to the day; children feel that Christmas day will never arrive. The expectation of Christmas morning is overwhelming.  It is Christmas time.  IMG_2917 Last week, I took a step back in time when I volunteered at a historic home, the Reinhard House, built in 1840 and one of only two pre- Civil War  farm houses surviving in Savannah.  Now owned and maintained by the Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs, the home and garden are open to visitors.    This  fireplace reminds you of the many hours spent tending the fires for cooking and heating water.  I wrote about visiting the garden behind this house in a July post to this blog, when it was over 100 degrees!  The air was cooler on this December morning, but  the roses are still blooming. (In December!)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This friendly feline is still greeting visitors in the garden. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The quiet in the garden was welcome and I was grateful for the undisturbed time.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Nature was showing her Winter colors. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpeaking of Nature, I joined a boat trip through the Savannah Wildlife Refuge on the Savannah River yesterday.  It began as a very cold gray morning, IMG_2939but ended on a sunny note.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  What a wonderful way to escape the usual madness of the holidays!  With the rise and fall of the tides,  Nature reminds us of her power.  There is no way to rush or slow the tides.  She needs no twinkling lights or grand design schemes to make the season bright.  The countdown to Christmas is a stopwatch we set ourselves;  be assured that out in the marshes of coastal Georgia, there is no such measure.

About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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3 Responses to CHRISTMAS TIME

  1. Dawn says:

    Just lovely, Jayne! It’s so nice to step away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Spending time in Nature is always a delight! Warm holiday wishes! ♡


  2. Karen B. says:

    I felt myself relaxing just viewing the pretty scenes in your post. I’ve really tried to slow down and smell the candy canes this season. It’s really a pretty time of year if we allow ourselves a little time to enjoy!


  3. Pauline says:

    What a lovely outing, so necessary to stop and take a breath and realise the true meaning of Christmas.


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