Are You Ready for Jólabókaflóð
If you aren't sure what Jólabókaflóð is, you are in for a treat. It is the greatest holiday tradition you never knew about, and will want to work into your holiday from now on~if you're a book lover, that is. And I'm guessing, since you're here, you are! Jólabókaflóð is the Icelandic tradition of giving books as gifts on the eve of the holiday, then spending the day/evening reading them while enjoying a hot beverage of your choice, often jólabland (orange soda and malt/beer). Myself, I go for hot cocoa, but you do you. Jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot) originated circa world war II when many things were rationed, but paper wasn't one of them. Couple that with Icelanders deeply ingrained love for books, and it swiftly became a tradition embraced and beloved by the entire country. In mid-November, a catalogue of new book releases is created, everyone puts in their orders, and then the books are given as gifts on the eve of the holiday and everyone nestles i
Oh, I'm thrilled to see spring. My dafodils and tulips haven't bloomed just yet but they are about 3 inches or so above the ground, Not long and we'll see the flowers. I noticed today when filling the bird feeders that my tiger lilies are about 2 inches out of the ground ditto with the Iris.ReplyDelete
I have several friends in Reno Sparks area and they haven't gotten their normal snowfall etc for a couple of years now. They're high desert too. Worry about drought is an issue. Lake Tahoe is low and you can see rocks that you wouldn't normally.
Hope you get a nice winter this coming year so your area can replenish.
Sia McKye Over Coffee
Thank you so much, Sia, we need it for sure! My iris's are popping up to. They're the first to show for me. Daffodils are in full bloom it has been so warm. :)Delete
It's raining here today...but they are promising sunshine this weekend, so that's something to look forward to! Enjoy your weekend! :)ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed that you get that promised sunshine!Delete
Happy First Day of Spring to you too!!! Sending you a virtual hug.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Karlene! :-)Delete
Spring is such an uplifting season, short though it is down here in Southern Louisiana. I love Autumn though -- the scarlet and gold leaves, the scent of burning leaves, the crisp breeze. I am an Autumn person. :-)ReplyDelete
I have to agree with you, while I love spring, autumn is fantastic as well!Delete