This weekend I went into the woods to collect pine boughs and pinecones in order to start decorating for the holidays. This will be our first Christmas up north, and our first Christmas away from our families ever.
One of the down sides of working in a remote rural hospital is that you can't always get time off when you want it. A hospital always has to stay open.
But I'm trying to stay cheerful and be my usual festive self.
So I've started decorating....
I made little candle wreaths by tying sprigs of pine together.
Don't they look adorable?!
There's a type of shrub up here that grows these adorable mini pinecones. They make for a lovely little winter bouquet.
And in keeping with December traditions, I have lots of clementines around for healthy holiday snacking.
This weekend I think we might venture into the woods and cut down one of those scraggly northern Christmas trees : )