The tree is finally up and decorated. (My plan to leave it decorated and just wrap it up didn’t work as well as it did last year. I had to rehang most of the ornaments, but at least the lights were up.) The little planter and succulent were a gift from Yolanda. She got it on her Mexico City trip. The vase is just 4 inches high and has an interesting story behind it. I had seen one exactly like it but a foot high in a shop in Sheridan, Wyoming and loved it but knew I could never get it back to Mexico intact. I did, however, take a photo of it which has mysteriously disappeared off my photo library. An amazing coincidence, as I hadn’t shown the photo to Yolanda and had no idea it came from Mexico. It is adorable and is sitting now on my desk. The painting was a birthday gift from my friend Glenda and the flowers were a welcome home gift from my house sitter, Brad.
Heliconia, ginger, baby’s breath and Lily in a coconut.
Luckily, the weekly flower vendor sets up shop in the street directly across from the street entrance to my beach rental. Friday, I took the coconut I’d bought from a beach vendor, minus its coconut water, to the flower vendor and chose flowers and greenery and arranged it on the spot. Today my neighbor contributed the lily to polish it off. After spending two days out on the porch to soak up the sea air, it is coming inside so I can soak up the sight of it.