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Friday, December 16, 2011

Yuletide decorations ...

The bottom branches of our Balsam Fir Christmas tree have been put to good use & turned into little mini sprigs tucked here and there around our home.

The decorations change with the season for this metal lantern. It's filled with pine cones at Christmas.
The bird's feeding station is decorated. This weekend, we'll drape popcorn and cranberry garland around the branches and hang heart shaped seed covered bread.

I love to sit here, with only the twinkle lights on in the kitchen and a hot cup of tea and watch the birds (and squirrels). The feeders have been emptying at a rapid rate.

Mostly because of this :-)

Even being outside and walking around with the camera didn't phase Chuck in the least (yes, we name all the squirrels) :-) He kept nibbling away seeking out the sunflower seeds.

Can you see the little sparrows on the grass? They have to be VERY patient waiting for their turn at the feeders.

It started to snow ... ever so slightly.

A little tease really...

I am longing for a really big snow fall...

I don't mind waiting ... just as long as it comes by Christmas Eve ♥

Perhaps

the best Yuletide decoration

is being wreathed

in smiles

~Unknown~

2 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi Deb, your photos are all so pretty, I love Chuck!... xoxo Julie Marie

jen said...

hi deb!

thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet message! i'm on my way out the door right now but i'll be back to look in on you - your winter photos are beautiful!