Thanks to the wonder of Skype via our respective televisions, we were able to join Lauren and James this morning while they were decorating their tree and rooms (Emma was getting into the spirit in her Christmas outfit). It is all now beautifully done and very festive - we are looking forward to seeing it when we get home.
Shopping in Reston this afternoon we were interested to see that the seasonal plant arrangements of choice for this high-end clothes shop comprised a variety of ornamental cabbages! Perhaps they are good at withstanding the cool weather.
For the house we opted for the rather more conventional evergreen wreath for the door - yet to be hung up, photo to follow. Last year the previous tenant put a wreath near the front door and left it there. When David arrived at the beginning of May he was unable to use that door for several weeks as birds had nested in it and were raising chicks there.
In the winter light the Fountain Square looked very pleasant at the end of the afternoon but it is getting gradually colder this evening.
Tomorrow there is a weather warning for an 'ice storm'. (We are not exactly sure what that is but no doubt we will discover).