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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Something borrowed...

Taking the long way home means stopping to collect those 
beautiful seasonal bits and bobs...
So much more fun decorating knowing that you scrambled down a bank
for that fuzzy, mossy birds nest...
 Or walked ankle deep in the mud to clip those perfectly cascading rose hips...
 Need some of that mint green lichen?
Yeah, you know just the place to find it...
 It may take you several hours to get there, 
but you know that getting there is half the fun!
The willow and dogwood branches show off their best colours this time of year...
Gathered together in bunches to provide a perch for the birds on your porch...
Hang a few ornaments on them and there you go.
 A great excuse to go for a ramble...take the dogs along and get festive.
And at the end of it all, you add a few fairy lights,
 stand back with rum and eggnog in hand...
A toast to Mother Nature!
 Now all we need is a wee bit of that white stuff...I always dream of a white Christmas.

3 comments:

Suz said...

can I come on in?

it looks like sanctuary

farmlady said...

How perfectly lovely. That fuzzy, mossy birds nest was worth any place that you had to go to find it.
And those red twigs, are they the dogwood? Beautiful!
All that was needed were those fairy lights and the bulbs to brighten Mother Nature's bounty.
Your porch is so beautiful... the dog and cat seem quite content.
Wish I could visit and sit there, with eggnog in hand, and toast Mother Nature with you.
Now...Let it snow, let it snow. let it snow.

toomuchaugust said...

i'm dreaming of snow for you, too. really like the mix of earth and ornament. oh, and all that time spent gathering---heavenly!