I hope all of my American readers had a good holiday this past week. We sure did. It included a wonderful visit from a great friend who in addition to bringing photos and sketches from his travels also brought a new recipe to try for our Thanksgiving dinner. Mashed parsnips with carrots and parsley. Yum! Of course we all had to sketch the parsnips. Mine is above.
As is our tradition, we headed over to our local tree farm to pick up a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. It was unusually sunny and warm, about 60 degrees F! Above is a view looking across the road from the entrance to the farm, sketched from a photo once home.
This is a view from the tree farm, again sketched from a photo. The pine branch I added later from life, one of the clippings from our tree. And yes, our tree is now up and fully decorated. Just in time too. With the snow we are getting here today it really does feel like the holiday season has begun.