Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to DECEMBER!!!! My header picture this month is a beautiful photo from our trip last year to "Christmas at Biltmore"... Being there to see that beauty just makes Christmas more special for us! Enjoy, and Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Beauty at Biltmore, December 2022

 Dear Friends,  Hope you had a blessed Christmas this year.   Although the weather kept us from seeing the family on Christmas,  George and I had a very nice Christmas here at home, in front of the fireplace...

The Arctic Cold Front which hit most of the country is finally winding down.  BUT--since Thursday, Dec. 22,   the ice/snow/high winds shut our area down for several days.  They were telling people to stay home and not try to drive.  They didn't scrape the roads for several days --and since we are on a big hill,  there was no way we could go anywhere...Today will be the first day that our temperature will go above freezing.  Hopefully things are beginning to get back to normal for us now!!!

The best news to come out of that 'winter blast' was the fact that we had snow on the ground on Christmas Day!!!!   That doesn't happen very often here...    You know that I loved that!!!!

BUT---today,  I'm going back to Dec. 14 when George and I attended "Christmas at Biltmore" to show you more beauty in the big house (mansion).   The house is always gorgeous especially this time of year.  But--this year they outdid themselves with the decorations.   I showed you the Hearth Decorations --and now I'll show you some of the beautiful Christmas trees in the house.  Hope you enjoy them!!

The LARGEST Tree at Biltmore--over 30 feet tall

A Mama Tree and her children!!!! ha

I love the top of this tree.

This was one of my favorite trees since I love the reds and greens together.

This was a smaller tree---but I love the decorations and the top of the tree.

I love this tree since it reminds me of my childhood --when we used to cover our tree with  ICICLES!!!!! ha ha

I love the big ornaments and that star on top!

Just another gorgeous large tree

Aren't these pretty????  I like the emphasis on WHITE.

This is one of my favorite trees this year since it is all about BIRDS!!!

After leaving the big house,  I captured this picture of the big trees in the front of the home.

I have MORE ---but these are some of my favorite trees.   Do you have a favorite?

Hope all of you are doing well ---and I wish for you HAPPINESS,  JOY,  LOVE,  GOOD HEALTH,  and PEACE in 2023.




George said...

You did a great job capturing the beauty of those gorgeous trees in the house. I'm glad we went, even if the weather wasn't ideal.

Sandi said...

Beautiful! Loved the red and green.

Betsy said...

Beautiful trees. My favorite is the 2nd one down from the red and green one. The one with the icicles. I still put those on our tree now.
Thank you for sharing with us all.
Blessings and hugs,

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow! My favorites are the bird tree, the red one, and the Mama and Babies. I'm so glad you went and had such a good time!

The Furry Gnome said...

Lovely Christmas trees! We had four feet of snow on the ground!

Ann said...

So glad you had snow for Christmas. I know how much you love it.
All those trees are so beautiful. I would love to see them in person.

William Kendall said...

These are very well decorated.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Betsy
So pleased that you had a good Christmas.
We have been watching the snow blizzards and storms on our UK news bulletins.
Stay safe and warm.

I enjoyed seeing the beautiful trees at Biltmore.

Sending you Happy New Year Wishes.

All the best Jan

diane b said...

A beautiful house and amazing trees. So many! Happy New Year and I hope it warms up.

Shug said...

Still on my bucket list to visit Biltmore and how great it would be to visit during the Christmas Season. Great and beautiful pictures....