First all, I hope that those of you who dedicate this time of the year to Thanksgiving have had a good few days. It's something we could all emulate as being thankful for our daily blessings is a positive thing. Therefore, I'm thinking of everyone around the world that I've had the opportunity to meet through blogging and I'm thankful for all of you.
The flower arrangement above was one of several made by a lady who comes to demonstrate floral art to the members of one of my friendship groups, usually at this time of the year. We have lunch together, enjoy the demonstration and raise money for the event which goes to a local good cause; this year it's the City Children's Hospital.
As well as these beautiful arrangements in different styles and for different occasions, we were shown how to make a simple Advent wreath for the home using the four candles (for each Sunday of Advent), greenery from the garden and a few pine cones.
Today I shall be making my own Advent wreath in readiness for the first lighting of a candle on Sunday.
I hope you have a very peaceful weekend wherever you are and whatever you're doing.
(Our grandson no. 3 is over in America for a few days during Thanksgiving as a belated 18th birthday treat so we shall be thinking about him also).