Coming from Colorado, my brain tells me I should be feeling freezing temps and seeing snow in January.
I was born and raised here. I should have remembered this feeling, but after nearly 20 years in Colorado, and only visiting southern California in the summer, I had forgotten.
Winter here means...
Picked in the neighborhood here!
It's been mostly 70's and sunny since we arrived several days before Christmas. It may have actually hit 80 degrees on Christmas day! It's just not right, I tell ya : )
Boy have I been going through blogging withdrawals! I haven't had much time to visit around or post anything the last couple of weeks.
Today, I just had to find something pretty to work on and share with you. Had to!
I am out of my element here at my parents' house. I didn't even bring a glue gun! (haha).
I thought I'd go scrounge around outside a bit to see what I might come up with.
My nephew had been cutting branches from a tree in the backyard (the younger kids are having great fun climbing on them) so I started there for some inspiration.
I snipped some of the thinnest branches out of the pile and decided I'd put together a very simple and rustic twig wreath.
Being freshly cut, they were pretty flexible and I was able to easily bend them into a wreath shape.
The only thing I could find to secure the twigs were some white twist ties. My daughter colored them with a brown marker : )
Behind my mom's little barn style shed, I found a discarded and forgotten trellis that had almost fallen to pieces. I like that it still has some pieces of whatever vine was climbing on it at one time.
One woman's trash...
I love the chippy white finish.
I tapped it back together with a hammer as best I could, turned it upside down and hung my little rustic twig wreath on it.
I pulled another branch that still has some leaves on it through the trellis.
I found an old galvanized farm bucket (okay, I swiped it from the fireplace hearth) and an old rusted garden trowel and put them on a little stool my grandfather made as a boy.
Yep, this is winter in southern California. Pretty rough, huh?
We're heading home to Colorado in just a few days! My dad has been battling cancer for some time now, and it's so so difficult to leave my parents during such a hard time. I would sure appreciate your prayers for him, and our whole family right now.
See you soon from snowy Colorado, friends!
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