This photo sums it up, we call it our Christmas still life:
KC, L and I went geocaching and added in some pomelo, tangelo and orange picking. The hand squeezed citrus was combined with prosecco for Christmas morning brekkie.
Pictured above are our drinks of choice: Laphroig for M, C and KC, B and L, beer and Budlite Limearita for the younger folk's pooltime, and you all know mine: red wine double fisted with diet coke. All in moderation, of course. We can't say that for the food. Especially the potato chips. I can live without chocolate, anything sweet for that matter, but open a costco sized bag of Kettle Chips and I'm sunk.
Cousin L, M and I took a watercolour course with Diane Morgan. I look forward to her courses each Christmas we're in the desert. A rose was the subject of the day. I finished my painting today:
Our California Christmas benefitted from L's Danish influence. Our little tree, done in Danish style except for the real candles:
To the left you can see our mini nativity that includes teensy sheep and camels that C secretly picked up for me on the trip home from Spain.
L's family in Denmark sent a photo of their special Christmas cookies, entitled MorMor's Christmas in Palm Springs:
Merry Christmas to all, more of ours to come.