Juan V and I did some "yard work" in my urban (New York City) terrace garden yesterday, the eve of this month of December, and I marveled at how it seemed that it was such a short time ago that we were getting the garden ready for summer, and I thought of Dr. Seuss's "query", “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
We also added some Christmas decorations; however, the "overhead lighting" that you see in the first of the two images posted above was not a part of yesterday's work. That "system" was installed this past August, as you may recall, from a previous post on TLLG, which you may access by clicking here. The simple decorations that we added yesterday, may be difficult to see in that image, as, like the one below it, the photograph is an aerial view (both images were taken by Juan V). Therefore, I am including a few closeup images of the decorations that were added.
Below is an image (a view of a portion of the southeast corner of my terrace garden) of how we decorated my Avellana corylus AKA Contorted Hazelnut:
I have written about the magnificent Avellana corylus on TLLG in a number of blog posts, which you will find by clicking here. This shrub's twisting and turning branches are something I've featured in images within my Flickr Gallery in a set that you may view by clicking here. Moreover, my Avellana corylus made a cameo appearance in my first garden themed movie that is called, "The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of Fame . . . almost", which is on Vimeo, and the link to see it is here.
In our decorating yesterday, Juan V and I "showcased" the Avellana corylus's unusual branches by hanging lightweight ornaments that are ball-shaped and made from recycled plastic bleach bottles. Additionally, we draped multi-colored light on the branches in a manner that would not infringe on their structure.
I am not normally an early decorator for any of the seasons, but since I am a designer of greeting cards that go beyond communication, as well as a designer of invitations that preserve a moment in time and event program covers that enhance any occasion, I am very sensitive to time frames.
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