Thanks to the inspiring Sarah at Modern Country Style I embarked on this little task about 2 weeks ago.
Sarah posted a fabulous tutorial on how to make a natural wreath (from scratch). It has taken me this long to gather all the bits and pieces - but at last it is finally finished and I couldn't be happier.
In many ways it is symbolic of not only the Festive Season but also of the journey I have been on this past year. At the start of 2010 I set my sights at conquering this little mountain below. It is known locally as "the Pyramid". In (almost!) reaching the top I have not only proven that am capable of the stretching myself physically but also mentally, given my extreme fear of heights. I have to pinch myself to believe I have actually achieved this feat. Who knows what challenges I will set for myself in 2011?
So it seems fitting, that the leaves for my little Christmas Wreath have come from trees at the top of this mountain. Matthew, Alan D (affectionately known as my Sherpa Guides!) and I made the climb on Tuesday and we gathered the leaves from these magnificent gum trees here.