Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Peace On Earth, Good Will To All Men

Christmas is upon us......

I've so enjoyed our visits back and forth throughout the year, all the sweet comments written, and well-wishes when a word of encouragement was needed.

We truly wish each and every one of you, friends and family, near and far, all the blessings of a Joyous and Merry Christmas.
May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love."
~Ada V. Hendicks

When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow,
We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago,
And etched on vacant places
Are half-forgotten faces
Of friends we used to cherish,
And loves we used to know.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Longest Night


" Lighting one candle
from another -
Winter night "
~ Buson

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let The Merriment Begin

The decorating is complete.
I took advantage of all the natural greenery adding berries, fruits, and cinnamon sticks.
The house smells like Christmas.

The silver is polished

The tree is overflowing
The Christmas crackers await eager hands

On the porch, the old wooden sleds have been decorated with boughs of fresh Cedar.
The little Wrens have decided to make it their nightly roost.
'Tis the season for sharing...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Is Coming

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do
If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you!

~ Tradition English nursery rhyme

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Catnip Dreams


 Christmas is coming
and all through the house
no creature is stirring,
not even a mouse
With a soft sweet purr
from under his hat
in catnip dreams lost
sleeps Oliver cat .....


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nesting Days

We've had the strangest warm weather the past few days.
Here it is, the middle of December and the temperature reached a balmy 76 degrees yesterday, folks were running around town, in shorts and flip-flops !
Tonight we are in for a taste of winter, freezing rain, and temperatures down in the thirties, time to pull out those scarves and gloves.
A good day to stay home, indulge in tea and biscuits, and work on my Christmas list.