A holiday inspired poem is what I set out to write and sarcastic wit is what transpired. The final product, as you will see, is designed in the shape of a tree. Christmas Spirit highlighted down the left side – a feeling I hope this post helps to provide.
This photo was taken in Bisbee, Arizona. Bisbee, a mining community, is located in the Mule Mountains of southeast Arizona. I call Bisbee a Christmas card town, because when approaching the town, and gazing down the mountain, the setting looks like a picturesque holiday card. If you’ve never been, it is worth the drive. The city is also becoming a vibrant art and food destination. Additional photo of Bisbee below.
hope and wonder
return to us when we see
incandescent lights sparkle in the street.
Saint Nicholas in every store, where we pay to sit on his knee.
Tinsel sparkles in our eyes as we drink eggnog spiked with rum.
Merriment at work, tacky gifts exchanged, strangers become chums.
Anticipation for that perfect gift, if not there is always a substitution.
Scrumptious sweets that plump our cheeks and usher in resolutions.
Strolling in the daylight, reveals a ten-foot reindeer flattened to a dime.
Posing in an ugly sweater that was once discarded, now ordered online.
In a quiet moment we
reflect on the season.
It’s not about Prime.
Tis about the Divine.
My favorite cake to make during December is the Chocolate ‘Tato Cake. The recipe calls for potato flakes and sour cream. Sounds weird, but it is a delicious combination when mixed with chocolate. I wish I could share a piece with each of you. It is simple, sweet, and oh, so smooth. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like the recipe.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing some holiday humor with me. I hope your December is off to a healthy and happy start. If you are receiving my blog through email, thank you for taking the time to read my words and glance at my photos. For optimum viewing, consider going directly to the web @ https://myinspiredlife.org/blog-feed/ for each post. Have an inspired weekend! Michele
This photo was taken at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, during the Las Noches De Las Luminarias event. The garden features talented musicians, 8,000 luminaria bags, glowing creatures (Wild Rising), and countless holiday lights during this festive event. Our visit included nonstop rain, but that just made the desert plants smell sweeter! Festive DBG video below. Apologies in advance for whatever video thumbnails show up after mine. My freebie Vimeo account does not let me control that. 😉
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