Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's beginning to look like Christmas

The pumpkins and scarecrows are slowly
being replaced with snowmen
and ornaments.

I walked down the street.
The day warmed to 50 degrees
and although I had outside decorating to do too
I wanted to get a quick walk in.

I enjoy seeing the neighbor's decorations.

I trimmed the pine tree when I returned home.

Visions of sugarplums dance in my head
as I decorated the window boxes with pine boughs and suet cakes.

Christmas is coming!


Cathy said...

Oh how pretty those are! Yes Christmas is coming, I've been busy decorating the kids room at the library . Still not finish with it.


Q said...

Dear Cathy,
I really like these big ornaments my neighbor has hanging in his pine tree.
He has other things in his yard but the ornaments are my favorite.
Enjoy decorating. I think it is fun.

Lavender Dreamer said...

What lovely ornaments. It's a fun time of year...especially when you can get out and enjoy the splendor!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Very decorative and iconic ornaments. It's an art form giving a tree the right assortment of style and personalized authenticity.

Naturegirl said...

I love the idea of pine boughs w/ suet cakes! I usually put out the boughs but this year I'll add the suet cakes! Thank you for the suggestion!

Q said...

Dear Lavender Dreamer,
It is a pretty time of year. Some of the neighbor's have the full yard displays which always seem a bit over done to me!
I like the lights. I think they are pretty. These extra large tree ornaments are pretty in the daylight.

Q said...

Dear Robert,
The style of these ornaments are very iconic. I have often wondered what they mean. They look Eastern Orthodox to me. Very beautiful shapes...and the first with the pearls wrapped just so, I thought was exquisite. The blue is also so heavenly.

Q said...

Dear Anna,
I keep the suet holders in the window boxes full all winter. I love seeing the chick-a-dees and wrens so close!
I also have feeders near the porch and office windows. I love looking out and watching the birds.
Happy decorating,

marmee said...

oh sherry, very lovely indeed! i love how most everyone gets in the spirit of things.it makes it seems like the world is in one mind to me. which seems right.
i love the idea of suet in the boughs too. i have a bird cage i leave open with food in it and the birds come and go as they please, it is fascinating to me, the idea of a free cage...you are always inspiring to me, thank you!

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
If it warms up a bit I would love to go around with the tripod and take some night photographs.
An open door policy is a good one!
I have a pair of Purple Finches at the feeder by the office window right now. So sweet.
I also love the spirit of oneness this time of year can bring forth.
Enjoy your decorating and feeding the birds.

walk2write said...

I'm glad you are diving right into the spirit of Christmas, sharing your bounty with wildlife and with the rest of us. Thank you!

TC said...

I love old retro Christmas ornaments. And sugarplums.

Q said...

Dear Walk2write,
I am in the mood for sure. My house looks so pretty with all the little lights.
Next week I will do some baking. It is just my husband and I so we do not need too many cookies but a few are nice..I also will mix up some bird treats...they like my peanutbutter balls with nuts and raisins!

Q said...

Dear TC,
Me too!
I seem to go for the classic style.
I like a small amount of outdoor decorations. I like lots of bird treats! Thus I will be puttng out all sorts of yummies. Stringing cranberries is fun and the birds love them.

Shellmo said...

Such vivid colors on those pretty ornaments!

tina said...

What a wonderful blog! Your tree looks yummy. I have always been fond of glass, and the wrapped glass candy ornament is very pretty.

Q said...

Dear Shellmo,
So nice to meet you.
Looking forward to coming to your blog and getting to know you and your neck of the woods!

Q said...

Dear Tina,
I think the decorations in the neighborhood are so pretty. This tree is one of my favorites.
My walking journal is a fun blog to take photographs for. Walking is good for me too!

joey said...

Followed footprints, delighted to find your lovely blog. Happy Holidays!

Q said...

Dear Joey,
I am delighted you came over! I have seen your comments on some o f the other ladies journals and am tickled you came to walk with me. Thank you.
I post about the birds and bugs in my backyard on my main blog,
Q'Corner. Come by for a cup of tea and a biscuit.
I am so looking forward to reading your journal and getting to know you.