Monday, December 12, 2011

Competition

This time of year there seems to be competition for attention.  My geraniums have actually survived the cold freeze as they are tucked against the foundation and beneath the deck.  They will not survive the winter, but I did save one plant for my sunny windowsill.




The holly berries are in abundance this year and not to be outdone by one little geranium blossom!  They compel man and bird alike to pause and enjoy.  Food is provided for both the stomach and the soul.




But when I tire of the cold and bitter air I come inside and find that something else is competing for my gaze during this season.  Yes, it is artificial and has too much glitter, but it is here for such a short time and does manage to keep the house a little warmer.



10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles...the lights and the tree do make the house a bit warmer...glad you were able to save that one...it is freezing here today...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

No flowers here. But some of my herbs are still thriving and I picked turnip greens yesterday for my dinner. Love the images...

Ruby said...

Beautiful pictures!

SueAnn said...

Your pics are fabulous! And I have to say...that even though nature is gorgeous...a little bling is a definite treat!! I love this time of year
Hugs
SueAnn

Mage said...

Just lovely colors even if they are artificial. I'd rather see your reds than fight my iambic pentameter any day.

Dave said...

Red for the Christmas season - very cheerful - Dave

Peruby said...

That last one would make a great Christmas card!

Peruby said...

Actually, so would the holly one.

Dave King said...

There's festive, for you! Wonderful!

FrankandMary said...

I think the more creative a person, the more competition for gaze. ~Mary