Monday, 15 December 2008

Christmas decorations........

Mother nature visited and decorated the garden........
and made a wonderful job........

icy images greeted me from every corner.......

Inside the house were little people.............Poppi was lost in her own little world........looking for angels.......

Riley thought angels were nice.....but not for boys.......he found some pieces he liked...........

And of course, young, old, boy or girl, we all need a Father Christmas.......

I shall not be posting again until after Christmas......I will try to visit my favourite blogs though, when time permits.
I wish you all a peaceful Christmas........time to be with your loved ones....time to count your blessings...........

47 comments:

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! I love your photos of the ice in the garden. The spider web is amazing. Enjoy all the wonderful time you have to spend with family.

Hugs,
Cindy

Cheryl said...

Hi Cindy.....Thank you....the garden did look absolutely stunning.....and it lasted for quite a while......

I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas to......

Leanne said...

what stunning icy photos, and the robin of course, always a joy to see. Yule blessings to you Cheryl...

Leanne x

Cheryl said...

Thank you Leanne and to you.....

Terrie B x said...

WELL WHAT AN ABSOLUTLY DELIGHTFUL POST CHERYL...BEAUTIFUL PHOTO`S AS ALWAYS:)tfs~x~
HOPE YOU AND YOURS HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS....
HOPE YOU GET YOUR CARD OK..I POSTED IT TO MICHELLES:)~x~
LOTS OF LOVE AND` MANY BLESSINGS` TO ALL~x~

Gail said...

Cheryl,

Mother nature has decorated beautifully! I know I am going to be one of many who say this...The spider web is a fantastic capture! Really not just clear but a nicely composed shot. The other photos are pretty darn good, too. Lovely little visitors in Poppy and Riley.

Your blog posts will be missed and we will be here after the holidays. Take care...I wish you warm, dry days in your garden and loving peaceful days with your family and friends. Merry Christmas, Cheryl...

Gail

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Dawny P said...

Oh these took my breath away Cheryl. Call me old fashioned but there is nothing that can compare to Mother Nature - even at Christmas. And also your beautiful grandchildren - dont they just make it all so special. I hope that you and Mr P have the most wonderful Christmas and I wish you both peace, joy and love xxxxx

NCmountainwoman said...

Everyone did a wonderful job with the Christmas decorations. Lovely photographs, both inside and out.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Michelle said...

Great shots! Almost makes the ice and cold worth it! ;-)

Rose said...

Cheryl, Your garden is truly a beauty for all seasons. Enjoy your holidays with your family. I think the blogging world will surely be a little quieter over the next week or two.
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Cheryl!

Ruth said...

A lovely post. Wishing you and your family a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Merry Christmas.
Mother Nature did an amazing job decorating your gardens, and you did an amazing job taking the photographs. The photograph of the Robin is so detailed and shows just how sweet these birds are. I can tell you have a relationship with this bird.
The spider web is an award winning photograph. You not only can see the beauty but you also share it with us. Thank you.
Your grandchildren bring so much joy. I hold you and your family in my heart during this season of light. Health to you and your loved ones.
Joy,
Sherry

beckie said...

Mother Nature did indeed decorate your garden for Christmas. I love the teaseland of course the spider web. It looks as though it is made of crochet thread.

Poppi and Riley have that look of awe and wonder-just as children all over the world do when it comes to the magic of Christmas.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with love, my dear friend!

Libby said...

What a lovely post!
Merry Christmas to you and yours and we shall see you after the festivities.

shirl said...

Magical stuff indeed, Cheryl :-)

I especially loved the cobwebs! Up at the other end of the country our frosts are minimal at the moment but no doubt they will return soon. We have had it damp for Bloom Day but that can have magical qualities too can’t it? My post is up now too if you would like to visit :-D

A wonderful posting to leave us on! Wishing you an absolutely magical time with your family over Christmas :-D

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl a lovely post..Merry Christmas.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS has left its rich blessing in the hearts of you and your sweet angels! hugs NG

CIELO said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday Season, Cheryl.... stay warm... ;)

Hugs

cielo

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Merry Christmas Cheryl! The Christmas decorations in your garden rival those inside. A lovely post Cheryl, thanks!

marmee said...

a very merry christmas to you cheryl. i am alittle under the weather and so i am bloggin other wise i don't know if i would have time. 8 days till christmas day. your decorating weekend with the family looks like a lot of fun and what great memories you are creating with the littles. have a wonderful time with your family...see you after.

Cheryl said...

Hi Gail....It is strange I nearly wiped that cobweb photo, I was not to sure about it....now everyone seems to like it.....me I am still not sure....beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

Have a wonderful time with your family......hope you to manage to get into the garden.......

Hi Dawny.....I to love old fashioned ........I am a traditionalist in every way shape and form.
I do hope that you and Richard enjoy the time with your family....don't know about you but I cannot wait until Christmas lunch....yummy.......

Cheryl said...

Thank you Rose....I think you are right, people are posting less....so much to do.....

Have a great time with those you love......

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry......

The robin and I have a very special relationship, you are right. He came into the shed yesterday....I was sorting the seed out.....he sat on top of an empty wine bottle, just watching. So very cute......

Thank you re the spiders web....I am honoured.......I said to Gail I was not keen on it and nearly deleted it......I still am not too sure....

The little ones had such a fun time.....they enjoyed being with the family. Through the eyes of a child.....it makes it very magical........

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and most of all a peaceful one......

Cheryl said...

Dear Beckie.......When I walked into the garden it was one of the most amazing sights.....every stem, and flowerhead was frozen.....I could see every web.....every berry....everything just iced....I will never forget its beauty.......

Riley and Poppi are so excited.....their world is quite magical....they are so enchanting.....

I do hope you have a wonderful time.....I shall think of you......
Happy Christmas Dear Beckie.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Shirl...tks for dropping by....have a wonderful time with your family.......

Cheryl said...

Hi Naturegirl....will you be seeing your darling grandson....I do hope so.......
I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and tku for dropping by......

Cheryl said...

Hi Yolanda.....the garden decoration surpasses indoors......nature does it so much better than we do, not matter how hard we try......
My aim was for the children to have fun.....and that they did.....

Have fun with little Tara and Happy Christmas to you......

Cheryl said...

Thank you Marmee....I do hope that you feel better soon. Strangely I have been unwell for a while now.....I think I am working through it......

Have a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family........

Patsi said...

The frosty mornings are breathtaking. Everything looks so lovely.
Merry christmas Cheryl.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Do give that sweet Poppi and Riley a big hug from me. I do hope you are all well and happy especially throughout the holidays. Have a great time.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oops I wanted to mention how beautiful the photos are of your garden here. I just love the little robin.

Cheryl said...

Thanks Patsi....Hope the Christmas holiday is a good one for you....

Hi Lisa....I will give the children a hug.....hope you stay well and have a great time.....

Tks re garden photographs....the robin is very friendly.....Ijust wish some of the other birds would follow his act......

SweetAnnee said...

It looks lovely
inside AND out.

Merry Christmas
to you my friend, Deena

Wendy said...

Ohhh - I didn't realize it got sooooo cold where you are. Brrrrr! The ice does make things look pretty, like Victorian lace.

Poppi and Riley look like Christmas angels. It is nice to be a child with all their dreams of sugar plum faeries (o.k. trucks for Riley) and Father Christmas. A truly magical time for all.

Your home looks lovely. Thank you for sharing with us.
I will be thinking of you at Christmas, sending you cyber hugs and lots of love.
Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy Christmas. And we won't forget the birds, will we?

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy....it does get very cold here.....but snow is quite rare.....
Poppi and Riley made the day, they shared the time with their great grandparents.....a beautiful moment.....young and old coming together......

Of course we must not forget the birds......I have many treats for them....when its this cold they especially need help.....

I hope that all is well in your houseand you have a lovely Christmas......

naturewitch said...

Dear Cheryl

I hope you and your loved ones have a very merry Christmas and a healthy and safe festive season.

Thank you for all your beautiful posts this year. It is always a delight to visit. xx

Graceanne Grateful said...

Cheryl, What a wonderful post to give us for Christmas. Thank you for sharing those lovely icy scenes. They are so beautiful.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and a very very Happy New Year !
In HIS love, G G :)

Virginia Janet said...
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Thanks For 2 Day said...

Hi Cheryl, Your photos help me get into the Christmas spirit! I have enjoyed browsing through your blog and seeing all the lovely blooms in your garden! Merry Christmas, Jan

Mary said...

Have a very Merry Christmas, Cheryl. Enjoy family, sparkle, and the wonder of it all. Children can make it so wonderful...

Hugs,
Mary

Tricia said...

Lovely "frosty" images Cheryl. Have a lovely and peaceful Christmas.

Steve said...

Have a great Christmas Cheryl - your blog has been a fantastic find this year. Best wishes for 2009.

TheSingingBird said...

Peace and Blessings to you.

Rusty in Miami said...

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and your family

nina said...

Counting blessings,....

LadyLuz said...

Hi Cheryl. Everything looks beautiful with the frosted look. Sorry I'm too late to wish you Felix Navidad but maybe Bueno Ano Nuevo instead.

Zhakee said...

The frost in you garden makes beautiful scenery. Do have a Merry Christmas.