Winter luxuries Jan 16, 2013 Celia ⋅ Around town, Home ⋅ amaryllis, appreciation, Chicago, flowers, friends, holidays, plants, Santa, seasons, sisters, social life, thankfulness, winter ⋅ 1. Vintage port at a friend’s. 2. The amaryllis bulbs my sisters gave me. 3. Leaving the Santas out longer than I should. Share this:PrintEmailTwitterFacebook Related Like 0 Thanks! You've already liked this « My new office » Sideways views 2 Comments Harley Jan 18, 2013 @ 15:08:43 Nice clear photos ! Mmmmmm an old port, must have tasted very good—–at a restaurant probably would be unable to get it……….Good old Santa—-never can go wrong with him ! And, what a great picture of a beautiful flower ! Celia Jan 18, 2013 @ 16:48:20 Harley, yes, that port was all too delicious! I appreciated it all the more because (like most apartment dwellers) I don’t have any easy way to cellar wine. I don’t know how my friend managed to keep this 1977 bottle in such good shape for so long. (They say all you need is a well-insulated box, and that’s good enough if you have air conditioning, but I don’t.) Drinking port makes me nostalgic because my Dad began keeping a wonderful cellar when I was a kid, and I have happy memories of drinking a small glass of port with my family when I was older, as on rare occasions when I managed to get away from college for a weekend and visit home with some friends.