Welcome to the 10th day before Christmas.  10 days, wow.  Oh boy I had better get cracking.  Christmas is going to be here and gone before I know it.  Today I’m late getting on the ball.  Yesterday I entertained both grand-daughters #5 and #6 and we had a melt down over a toy, made Christmas tree crafts, had a nap and didn’t get making the banana loaf as #6 wanted to help and dropped the plate of mashed bananas on the floor.  We attended a Mixer at the Great George last night for Women in Business and everything was so Christmassy.

letter p~ Poinsettia 

~ Priest Pond PEI

 ~ Prince Edward Island Preserve Company

 

 

poinsettia~Poinsettia

This a plant and is associated with Christmas, it began in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus’ birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson “blossoms” sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, and the red color of the plant to represent the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus.

~ Priest Pond PEI

Priest Pond is in Kings County up close to Souris, on the Points East Coastal Drive.  My reasearch this morning on Priest Pond has found lots of interesting facts, about the ship industry in PEI, about a building that was built and launched a rocket out to the ocean to ships during a bad storm to rescue them, it was home of a life saving station how cool is that.  Then I found a you tube video of a boat parade in Priest Pond, that is cool also.

~ Prince Edward Island Preserve Company

On the Clyde River in New Glasgow PEI Bruce has built an industry out of an old butter factory.  Bruce and I share a lot of the same favourites gardens, gift shops, tea rooms and having too many oars in the fire, I’ll forever stand by his motto, “give till it hurts.” The Preserve Company is a sure place to visit during your next trip to PEI.

Do you have a poinsettia? I do and it was full of blooms just a week ago and every bloom has dropped and now the little buds are starting back again. Did you know December 12th was Poinsettia day? Here is a link to help you look after and care for your poinsettia. I’m glad you stopped by my P of Christmas today and hope that you’ll stop by again tomorrow with my Q of Christmas.  Make the very best of your day. 

Till tomorrow…. I’ll be thinking about a Q ~ Cindy


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