Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from Sweetstuff

I was goofing around with Christmas decorations the other day and decided to cover the tips of my Agave augustifolia variegata 'Striped Caribbean Agave' with colored balls!  It turned out so neat I just have to share it with you.

Another Merry Xmas

It was a break in a mean storm we were having and we got some beautiful sunshine!  So I ran out with my camera and had fun being silly!

Christmas balls on my Agave augustifolia variegata 'Striped Caribbean Agave'

 I love the contrast in color and shapes!


Trying to be artsy and being poked many times by the leaf tips that weren't covered.  Then I realized I could see myself and our newly painted house in the gold glass ball!

Merry Christmas

Ta da!!!  Merry Christmas to all my Sweet friends!

Here is my message to you this Christmas.  Please enjoy each day as if it is your last.  Because you just never know.  But don't worry about that.  Enjoy your life and hug your kids as much as possible.  They will be grown and leave the nest before you know it.  Love your significant other and enjoy their company.  Keep those conversation lines open.  Be kind to other people.  If they are grumpy, it could be that something bad is happening in their life.   Look people in the eye when you talk with them.  Don't play with your phone during a conversation.  It can wait.  The person you are talking to is more important.  Family is very important.  Do whatever you can to stay in touch.  And last but not least, go outside and enjoy the day!  Breath in the air and let the sun shine on your face!  And dig in the dirt if you can!

And always remember:

It's Another Beautiful Day!


Debra Lee Baldwin said...

Same to you, cream puff! The red-white-blue thing really works with that variegated agave and the blue sky. The shots are so crisp and "say" California. But my fave is the last one, with you, your camera and red glasses. Love the way your house looks so proud of its new paint job, too, and seems to be watching you.

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Thank you so much my sweet girl! That is my favorite too and it does look like it's watching over me!

Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More) said...

Merry Christmas, Candy. I love these photos, especially the last one. It's so "you."

I echo your Christmas message 100%. You are a wise woman!

alain said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for the wonderful photos!

Succuland said...

Warm wishes from me...:)

Julie said...

Oh, Candy....what a beautiful Christmas agave!!!!! The ball with your reflection is totally RAD!!!!! LOVE the close up shots too....would make gorgeous modern X Mas cards!!!!! You are the best!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

danger garden said...

What a great Christmas post! The fun images and your heartfelt words?...I hope you had a wonderful day!

thebluemuse said...

Love this! Your pictures are gorgeous. Such a festive idea. :) Happy late Christmas!

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