And so, I don't have any fabulous posts about that but I have been enjoying the solitude of these days after Christmas to reflect on many things - some as silly as how much I love poinsettias. That's right. Even though I am not a tropical flower kind of girl, I have to be surrounded by poinsettias at this time of year.
And, I think I have posted before how I really don't like faux flowers or greenery - and yet, sometimes the silks work out better than the real thing.
So these are some of the silk poinsettias I have around the house this year. I can't tell you how many people actually reached out to check a few of these blooms to see if they were the real thing. The thing I like about them is that they can sit anywhere I want them - not just where conditions are optimum for ideal bloom. Most of the places where I want these plants are not ideal.
Here are a few of the poinsettias I have outdoors and they were happy where they were.
But, in all honesty, this is what most of the real ones are looking like right about now. Since I don't like tropical plants in my landscape, I don't plant these and they just get tossed as decorations come down so this doesn't bother me. I will continue to enjoy all of my "fauxs" until I take down decorations - probably at the first of next week. Until then, I will continue to reflect on all of the little things about Christmas that go by the wayside while we are so busy rushing around to get ready for the day. I have to remember to take time to stop and "smell the poinsettias". Stay tuned.