Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sunday safari.......well not really, it's too cold.......

My tree is dressed.......I left it late this year. Christmas decorations hold memories for me.
Lots of memories........magical moments......

My Auntie gave me the angels many years ago. They are very beautiful, I never tire of them........


My garden is full of decorations. Mother Nature has been busy........she works her magic far better than I.
There are many feathers in the snow.......
All the teasels have bonnets.......
A mini Christmas tree perhaps?
The robin is my friend. I am feeding him suet sticks. He will not go hungry.
Happy safari Sunday........

27 comments:

gypsyrose said...

I can see why you love your angel decorations they are lovely,
Your snow photos are also really lovely and of course the robin, will he feed from your hand as you say you feed him suet sticks,

Liz said...

Hi Cheryl,

Lovely photos, so snowy and festive :)

Poor little Robin, looks very fluffy and I'm sure your suet will be very much appreciated. I love your angel decorations, funny how we develop such affections to certain decorations. My glass decorations I imagine will be with me for a while to come...

Cheryl said...

Hi Gypsyrose.....the little robin comes into the shed and takes them from the bench. We are often in there together......

Cheryl said...

Hi Liz.....I have had the angels for many many years now. There were three....one was dropped (they are made of china).....I was upset as they have great sentimental value......

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Your Christmas is magical!
I also hold dear the ornaments on my family tree. Your Robin is a darling. I thought of you when I took a picture of my Robin. It was warmer today in my backyard. No snow...yours looks beautiful! I do adore the snow caps!
Thank you for your friendship. I have enjoyed Sunday Safari with you this past year.
May you and yours have the Merriest of Christmases.
Namaste,
Sherry

FIONA said...

Beautiful angels--treasures with a special memory.

The garden is beautiful in its winter coat.

Cheryl said...

Thank you Sherry......

Today is exceptionally cold and snow is falling. The lanes are covered....driving will be hazardous.

It has been a pleasure doing safari with you....I have found the last few weeks difficult but at least I posted. If only I could stop the birds from fleeing.......one day perhaps.....

Thank you for your friendship.....something I treasure, and always will.....

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your ornaments are so pretty Cheryl. It looks like you are ready for a Christmas celebration, snow and all. Merry Christmas.

Rose said...

Looks like your snow has stayed, Cheryl; I love a white Christmas! Your angel ornaments are so pretty. Several years ago I gave up on real trees and finally bought an artificial one. I don't enjoy putting it together or putting on the lights, both so time-consuming. But I do enjoy putting on the ornaments, especially all the ones like yours that hold so many memories. Wishing you Happy Holidays this week!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I love old Christmas ornaments. Our tree is always a history book in our family. The kids love to look at the tree and find all the ornaments from their childhood. I always try to add one every year, and the grands are now looking back through the years as they look at the tree. Little Loudon's favorites seem to be all candy themes--his favorites are "candy candies" (his word for candy canes), and cookie ornaments with sprinkles!

Your little robin looks very well fed! They are much bigger here, I think, and the first sign of spring. With the Winter's solstice today, comes the promise of the first robin of spring and a glorious new garden.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I love the season, too, and allt he good feelings accumulated over the years that return. Also, the European robins are so much cuter than those in North America!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I loved your cheerful photos.

Cheryl, wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
Marnie

marmee said...

i can see why you would never tire of those lovely angels...i love them. hope you are warm and cozy by the fire with all your cold weather. the garden does look lovely dusted in snow.
happy december my friend.

Gail said...

It does look too cold to be out~~but, I know you and Nella have to sometime! Cheryl, I have a few decorations that always make me smile with tender memories of dear family and friends...I would be sad to lose any of them~~All the ones my now grown up son made;) Happy Solstice. gail

beckie said...

Cheryl, your ornaments are lovely as is your garden's. It is amazing the memories of Christmases past that some ornaments bring back. Years ago, I started getting each granddaughter and Angel each year for our tree. When they move out on their own, I will give them their Angels, and I hope they provide good memories for the girls.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New year!

Racn4acure said...

So pretty. Have a wonderful Christmas and stay warm. Art

Dan said...

Hi Cheryl
I always enjoy your Sunday safaris even when you are not going out! Thanks for sharing your angels.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Every good wish for 2010
Dan

Zvrk said...

The snow has almost melted in our garden but we still have tick ice on our drive and lots of black ice on roads.
Don't enjoy this part of winter.
Merry Christmas!

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl many gifts from the heart you share with us. You have been encouraging me as I walk my healing journey battling cancer and for this I am grateful.
May you delight in the season of JOY!
Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year to you!
love and light Anna xo

A wildlife gardener said...

Dear Cheryl, our decorations bring back so many happy memories too...

Wonderful photos, as always...

I hope you are enjoying a fun-filled family Christmas, as we are...

My brood have travelled from Paris and London...and my world is complete...

Blessings to you and yours for 2010...and happy gardening in your exquisite wildlife sanctuary :)

NCmountainwoman said...

Finally...a chance to catch up. What a beautiful post this one is. I love the angels. They are so lovely. Hope you enjoyed the snow but I wish better weather for you soon.

Ruth said...

Looks like a magical Christmas indoors and out! The angels are beautiful.

ShySongbird said...

The angels are exquisite Cheryl, I'm sure you treasure them with the happy memories they must hold.

How lovely to sit by that wonderful log fire which you showed on an earlier post. It was lovely too to see your Robin and your wintry garden.

I do hope you enjoyed Christmas and I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.

Rosey Pollen said...

Fun blog! I came here via Rose's blog. I am a fellow wildlife lover as well. I will be back to see what you are up to! Thanks
Rosey

Miranda Bell said...

Dear Cheryl - sorry not to get the chance to wish you a Happy Christmas but we only just managed to get away from France on the 18th with so much to do and we were nearly stopped by a heavy snowfall - only just made our ferry!! A very Happy New Year to you - do hope you and the family have had fun over the festive period. Back in France again now and wondering what snow will be coming our way this week - looks as if we'll get some Tues/Wed.. but I'd imagine you'll have had your share already!! Do take care and look forward to following your blog again during 2010.. with love Miranda x

Dan said...

Just popping by to say Happy New Year Cheryl, and looking forward to seeing your beautiful garden come to life in the spring and summer!
Best wishes
Dan

Wendy said...

What a beautiful post! Sorry I missed it. Been having computer problems. Thought they were fixed, but now they are back, so I'm blogging from another computer.
Will check out your other posts.
Hope you had a good Christmas.