The short and dark days is surely a fact in this northern country. The lack of sun and daylight is draining my energy and these next month I have to brighten up the days by decorating and light a lot of candles. I have added a touch of yule items to the arrangements. The pine cones were found in an old basket in the house when we moved in. I like the thought that they have been used in the house for many years before we came here.