Let the record show that Friday, December 4th was the first day of snow here in the beach for 2009. A very light dusting by Canadian standards, but fluffy white shapes, none the less. It is on these crisp bay mornings that I discover the bounty of my 'Holiday Letter Plant'. Do you have one? They are easy to propagate, split and share with your neighbours. It was with great anticipation; slipping on my winter boots, Bedouin scarf and faux fur coat - finding the plant alive with freshly bloomed peppermint letters. There for the picking. Slightly swaying in the sun-kissed breeze. The gentle harvest began. Just enough for a lovely bouquet.