“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Everywhere you go . . .”
— Meredith Wilson

It’s fun going to nurseries to see all of the holiday greens and home decor items.  Here are some more photos from Molbak’s Nursery.

Flocked pinecone and pine needles

Ribbon candy ornaments

Poinsettia teapot

Ribbons

Molbak's Annual Festival of Poinsettias

Welcome Morning

June 18, 2010

 
 

 

Hairbrush and towel

Morning tea

Welcome Morning
by Anne Sexton

 There is joy
in all:
in the hair I brush each morning,
in the Cannon towel, newly washed,
that I rub my body with each morning,
in the chapel of eggs I cook
each morning,
in the outcry from the kettle
that heats my coffee
each morning,
in the spoon and the chair
that cry “hello there, Anne”
each morning,
in the godhead of the table
that I set my silver, plate, cup upon
each morning.

All this is God,
right here in my pea-green house
each morning
and I mean,
though often forget,
to give thanks,
to faint down by the kitchen table
in a prayer of rejoicing
as the holy birds at the kitchen window
peck into their marriage of seeds.

So while I think of it,
let me paint a thank-you on my palm
for this God, this laughter of the morning,
lest it go unspoken.

The Joy that isn’t shared, I’ve heard,
dies young.