It’s another Savannah Christmas.  Now that I have one holiday season under Santa’s belt, I am getting to understand the Southern flavor of the yuletide.  First you can forget the snow.  Instead you have moss dripping from the trees.   It will float to the ground but you never have to shovel.  You still tie red ribbons on your mail box but there is no need for added evergreens if you already have a jasmine vine growing there.  The landscape colors change, but you go from the browns and muted colors of the salt marsh to the bright blue skies and darker waters once you cross over the Bridge.  The garden never sleeps.  The Winter garden offers much  both visually and to a healthy diet.  

Indoors, the tree goes up, as usual, no matter where you are.  I have not gone all “coastal” in decorating mine.  We have a lifetime of ornaments but most are just wonderful memories from over the years of collecting.

Special gifts from friends,

needlepoint stockings made with love and care

and happy icons of our life.

Our outdoor rabbit who once sat under each Winter’s snow, now gets a sparkly outdoor bow.

Are you getting your tree up, and thinking of adorning the house?  Don’t you feel we need to celebrate this season more than ever?  While we celebrate our traditions and hold fast to our Christian beliefs, this is also a time to hold on to our belief in freedom for all religions and our desire to live peacefully with all good people continues.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you a wonderful season of love and laughter from our new hometown of Savannah!

Where the azalea bloom, it seems both Spring, Summer and Fall!

December 13, 2015

December 13, 2015


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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7 Responses to TIDINGS to YOU

  1. rusty duck says:

    Merry Christmas to you to Jayne! Enjoy the lovely mild weather.


  2. Dawn says:

    What fun to see Christmas in Savannah, Jayne! Bright red bows among the lush green plants look so festive. I’m so glad that your treasured Christmas ornaments still decorate your tree. They are such an important part of your family history. What fun it must be to see flowers all year long! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! ♡


  3. Karen B. says:

    Everything looks lovely and very festive. Your climate is not that different from our winter landscape in Southern California. I agree, this has been a violent year and more than ever I feel the need to be grateful for the season and the good will it seems to bring out in many people. Happy Christmas to you and yours and may 2016 be a year of peace and joy for the world at large.


  4. texasdeb says:

    Here in Central Texas we won’t see snow or moss draping from trees, but we will certainly have our share of red bows parked amidst winter greenery. Joy comes in many different forms! This year especially, a season where we focus on Peace and Goodwill towards all is sorely needed.

    Happiest Holidays as you settle in to your new home town surroundings!


  5. Karolyn says:

    Lovely to see the garden stiil growing!


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