Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dreary and Wonderful

North Carolina has really been killing it lately.
It's been overcast and rainy for the past two days and I'm in heaven.
Mr. Nielson and I stopped by the lot so he could do some work,
and I wanted to see what the property looks like when it's dreary and stormy.  
Well, it's amazing.
Any color left on the trees is fading fast and covering the woods
with a brown carpet.  
I probably could have wandered the area for hours walking around 
and smelling wet leaves and smoky air.  

Meanwhile back in the Harlow House I am slowly easing into Christmas by
concocting stove top potpourri with fresh apples, oranges, ginger, 
vanilla beans, ginger, cloves and Siberian fir essential oils.
That baby is on simmer from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, youknowwhatimean?

I hung a little wreath on the wall, 
and there might be a jar full of Shiny-Brite ornaments
near the TV alongside miniature Christmas trees on platters and tabletops.
Also mingled among those little trees are the darling hand-painted wooden
 Nielson family pilgrims that my niece hand-painted.
(@painted.dolly)
But you know, nothing too crazy...yet.
Also a few photos of Angus because he's kind of a weird fella,
and I have equal amounts of Angus photos on my phone as I do Lottie!