LA JOLLA FARMER’S MARKET had big baskets of tangerines this Sunday. I love how San Diego’s winter is the citrus season & the market is loaded with oranges & tangerines of all types. I grew up where a tangerine in Winter was a luxury & finding one in the bottom of my Christmas stocking was a real pleasure. The perfume of a tangerine lets me know that sweet taste is waiting to be released by peeling the skin & taking a bite!
SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS – Driving around I see magnolia pods on the trees with bright red seeds & the San Diego native Pepper trees have red berries, too. The La Jolla Farmer’s Market has a wonderful wreath made of magnolia leaves & unopened Magnolia seed pods. I see another wreath made with Chili Peppers, too. It’s Christmas in San Diego!
POINSETTIA, PINE & HOLLY – A few plants of the Christmas season that I love. Small 4 inch x 4 inch Japanese brush paintings on rice paper. A piece of cardstock glued to the top with a ribbon “pull”. Make an accordion book in Christmas season colors with vellum envelopes to insert the lovely Christmas plant paintings. Voila’ a book of Christmas.