In Winter Enjoy


"In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. " --William Blake

In one of our apple trees is this--a BIG cluster of mistletoe...

It is taking me all my life... but s-l-o-w-l-y I am learning to enjoy winter...



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  1. I really loved the quote. I will savor the thought of “in winter enjoy”. I really enjoy winter best inside. I do love many things about winter but the cold is not my favorite.
    May each precious December day be filled with love and treasured moments for the two of you! Hugs~

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  2. How cool is that! Did you know it was growing there? How DOES it grow, anyway? Research needed. Another rabbit hole to go down into!

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    1. The mistletoe has been in the tree as long as we've been here, and we've had this place for about 13 years now. It's grown larger through the years. Mistletoe is a parasitic plant, feeding off a host plant/tree. Mistletoe is especially fond of growing on old fruit trees, apple tree especially. And we have two really old apple trees. The mistletoe is only in one tree so far... but who knows, these things can spread, so we may have more in years to come. It's a protected plant here, so you're not supposed to just get rid of the plants. Interesting stuff, it is!

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  3. I must make my peace with Summer. but perhaps you don't have the extremes
    that we do. it actually threatens my life now. with the heart failure plus the AFIB
    I just hibernate until it's over! but I know what you mean. God made all the seasons.
    and they each have their own beauty! I'm just learning to accept what I cannot change!
    next step is not resenting it! LOL. xoxo

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    1. You've been having some tough times health-wise, Tammy... and I'm sure the extremes of weather there don't help! :/ I think you should move here... You're love it! And that climate would be much better for you! ;))) ((HUGS))

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  4. Hi Tracy, this is my second attempt at commenting on your post, but I think that it is finally going to work. How lovely to have your own supply of mistletoe - hope you took some indoors ;-). Marie x

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    1. Yup, it worked Marie... fun to see you here! :) No we don't take the mistletoe indoors. The berries can be poisonous, and since we have our little curious kitty and all, we don't take any chances...

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  5. So pretty! I actually thought it was fake at first. Maybe I've never seen real mistletoe? Is there a kind with red berries? Too bad it's parasitic. It's possibly the coldest winter I remember and it's still officially fall!

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    1. The mistletoe is very real...and it is very pretty too! As far as I know mistletoe has only pearly-white berries. It's holly that has the bright red berries and shiny leaves. It's been cold here too... and we had snow the end of last week. Be keeping warm and safe there! :)))

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    2. Thanks! I hope you keep warm, too. Pearly white mistletoe...sounds lovely, wish I could see it in person.

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