Outside the wind howls its tempest warning
and in the dawn’s advancing light..
inside all is hushed and sleepy quiet.
With a click.. our Christmas Tree’s gentle glow
lights the room..
and it begs me to stay..
wrapped in blankets and puppy love..
just to hunker down
and not let the wild day’s snow ride take hold..
and for the moment I yield
hot coffee mug in hand
before the sun’s light touches the steeple beyond
our kitchen window
and the morning stirs to life
Every year I think this will be the year we buy a fresh Christmas tree..
I so love the fragrant pine scented boughs!
But I love having our tree up so very early every year..
just to enjoy mornings like this one!
And for the same reason, it’s well past December 25th.. before we put “Christmas” away.
It just makes sense to have this same steadfast tree to brighten our mornings and evenings..
and to decorate with scented, fresh boughs just before Christmas Eve.
I’ll be back soon with a little healthy Christmas treat!xx