Thursday, December 2, 2010

A walk to the nursery

I love this time of year.
When the air is crisp
and when the wind blows in a certain direction
I am blessed with the smell of fresh cut Christmas trees.

My great friends at the local nursery let me hang out and take some photos.
It is only footsteps away and I've been there a million times.
yet each time I visit..
I am in awe at the beauty that I find there.
It has been around for ever
and there is something about this place 
that makes me feel like I am lost in time.

Maybe it's the smell of old wood and petunias
that is reminiscent of my grandparents house.

Standing here..
You feel like you are miles away from the city.

So many trees waiting to be decorated....

When you step beyond the Christmas trees and the leaves

and push through the warm doors

It is an explosion of color!!

Happy December friends.


Katharine said...

How beautiful! I love the smell of fresh trees! Have a wonderful day!...Happy December!

notes of sincerity said...

Isn't the smell of fresh trees heavenly? :o) I wish we had a smell o vision, so I could smell the ones in the picture. :o)

Megan said...

I love the poinsettia photos. I remember seeing them in the greenhouses at Purdue during my college days! A sure sign of the holidays.

It's me said...

What a great new blog and banner!!!...nice !!!...lovely those two puppies on the profile picture !!...they are now growing bigger i see !! hahahah!! lots of trees and plants here to see......nice.....but i have a day off i will not remember at those now....hahahahhaha!!! love you Ria....

Ana said...

Hi Leslie,
How awesome it would be to live so close to a nursery....Mmmmm, I can smell the pine trees all the way over here. Love that scent. I can definitely understand why you like to visit it so often. Happy December to you too.

Hugs and Kisses,

Lee Ann said...

Oh how I love the smell of a real tree! I will have that smell in my house on Sunday!

Happy happy December to you, I think the same things make us happy! xx

Sherry said...

I love the smell of a fresh cute christmas tree and i am getting a small one this year, it will be the first time in many years that i have put up a real tree, can't wait. Have a great day!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice! I worked in a nursery for the holidays one year, great memories:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...I can practically smell the evergreens! I can't wait to get our tree! This looks like a great place!


Nezzy said...

Just beautiful...put me right in the mood to belt out O Christmas Tree!!!

I love this season!

Thanks for your visit and sweet comment girl.

God bless ya and have a super day!!!!

Heather said...

Hi Leslie! Thanks for coming back and visiting. Fresh greenery smells oh so good. Unfortunately, here in southern California, it dries out way too quick! Your photos really say "Christmas".

Freckled Hen said...

Your new layout is pretty...I love the nursery pics, I wish we had a fresh tree!

Country Dreaming said...

Signs and symbols of the season.
Great fun!


Julie Harward said...

I love these smells too..such a wonderful time of the year. We go to the mountains and cut a tree with our family and it is so awesome when it snows on us!

Catherine said...

I love your beautiful xmas decorations! i like the smell of xmas trees, but since a few years i have got a false one. Now i will wait for the day i will have gran-children! Catherine

Jane @ Going Jane said...

I LOVE the photos, Leslie!! I love all the Christmas-y sights and smells, too! My neighbor has started a Christmas tree farm & I can't wait to buy my tree right from him! :)