HoHoHolly

There’s nothing quite like fresh sprigs of holly to add a festive feel. Coppertop gardens are graced by a few large bushes of holly, and I’m loving the glossy leaves and bright berries indoors as well.

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Not much else of note in the gardens right now, other than some continued cleanup after the windy, wet weather. I was out walking the fence perimeter and was drawn by flashes of orange at the bottom of our hill. What a surprise to find some of our goldfish had traveled downstream with the deluge, winding up in shallow puddles along the fence line. They were rescued with a fishnet by Son and brought back to their home in the pond.

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Advent preps have moved indoors as we anticipate a beautiful Christmas celebration with arriving family. The Advent star beckons, and the front door is adorned with a fresh wreath. We intended to “downsize” our noble fir this year after last year’s 12+foot tree, but we ended up with another statuesque beauty. She was a real challenge to decorate, but sets a wonderfully joyful mood!

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