To Truly Celebrate the Season, One Needs a Kind Heart, a Cheerful Spirit and a Place to Put the Cookies. ~ Unknown

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas is Coming

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 Christmas will be here in just a few days! I hope you have had time for some fun outdoor activities.  Maybe you've shared making snowmen, sledding, skating or just a quick walk in the snow with 
someone close to you!





   
Or perhaps you've been busy in the kitchen making cookies and other goodies for the upcoming Christmas dinner.


Hopefully you've had time to donate to your favorite charity too. As familiar as the song above is to most of us of a certain age, I hate to think that in my senior years I will have to resort to what the old man above is doing! 

 
Maybe you've been decorating the house, hanging the garland, dressing the tree with pretty keepsakes .... whatever you've been doing I hope you are enjoying the season. It seems to come and go so quickly, it's sometimes hard to take it all in. 

I've closed my etsy shop until after Christmas so I can enjoy the holiday! All of my orders have arrived at the customers homes so no more worries! I can finally relax and enjoy that eggnog!











We can all enjoy the beauty and festivity of the season, whatever our customs. 
It is truly a remarkable and lovely time of the year.





Santa is almost ready and has all those toys wrapped and ready to go. 
The reindeer have been doubling up on their feed for extra energy 
and Santa is now checking his list! 
I hope you are on the nice one!






 Image source: Music Through the Year, Illustrated by Robert J Lee










Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Magical Deer


The magical deer arrived silently, not a sound was made. Two adorable little fawns, wearing their wooly coats. Looking as sweet as can be. It was late afternoon, just before five o'clock. The light was fading, 
it was turning to dusk.








Guy was looking out the window, I glanced out to see what he was looking at, and there they were.  I grabbed my camera and through the basement window captured the twins eating birdseed out of the platform feeder.  It was a cold day and I had just refilled the tray earlier in the afternoon.  It was full of sunflower seeds, corn and nuts.







They are looking at each other as if to say,
 "This is so good, we are very lucky little deer! Mmmmm!"











And then there were Three......  this one a larger doe.






And then there were Four .... another doe. 
They all took their turns eating, and they ate every bit of the seed.














When all the seed was gone, they left as silently as they came.


Peace and Joy to All! 
Enjoy the magic that is all around you.

~~~Diane~~~