Monthly Archives: December 2015

12.13.15

Winter is sort of like having your own private collection of Rothko paintings, don’t you think?

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Too much of a stretch?

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I just like the simple color palattes (even if a lot of grays and browns)…But, assuming you do not want to see a series of swaths of grey trees and blue skies, I aimed for as much festive green as possible…

Christmas-green moss

Christmas-green moss

Fern; quite hardy

Fern; quite hardy

More moss

More moss

Buried treasure!

Buried treasure!

An old jar

An old jar

Dexie in her element

Dexie in her element

Acorn top on moss

Acorn top on moss

Arch

Arch

Leaping

Leaping

Rock

Rock

Leaping

Leaping

Mossy log

Mossy log

Mushroom

Mushroom

On the trail

On the trail

Snack time at Forest School

Snack time outside at Forest School

Woohoo! Great seed catalogue (and free!) Go to www.rareseeds.com to get on their mailing list

Woohoo! Great seed catalogue (and free!) Go to http://www.rareseeds.com to get on their mailing list

Sunrise

Sunrise

Looking out at the garden; the only thing growing out there now is kohlrabi

Looking out at the garden; the only thing growing out there now is kohlrabi

Practicing reading for the service

Practicing reading for Christmas Eve service at our church

Babyzilla and her friend sitting nicely in the pew

Babyzilla and her friend sitting nicely in the pew

Practicing bells

Practicing bells

At home, Smoochie and Baby playing with the train under the tree in the man cave Christmas Cove

At home, Smoochie and Baby playing with the train under the tree in the man cave Christmas Cove

Tracing

Tracing

Working on Christmas cards

Working on Christmas cards

Alphabet

Alphabet

Removing a large part of this tree stump

Removing a large part of this tree stump

Much better

Much better

And maybe we can make something cool out of the huge 3-part piece of wood

And maybe we can make something cool out of the huge 3-part piece of wood

Safety first! haha

Safety first! haha

Dexie met this really beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog; over 100 lbs!

Dexie met this really beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog; over 100 lbs!

We've enjoyed driving around looking at lights; this house has a great display

We’ve enjoyed driving around looking at lights; this house has a great display

Dining room snowflake chandelier

Dining room snowflake chandelier

Ornament

Ornament

Ornament

Ornament

And the best shot for last…

Dexie leaping

Dexie leaping; she’s like a metaphor for Christmas coming at us; only 11 days till Christmas!

Click here for a most Christmas-y, beautiful song!¬†(King’s College Sussex Carol “On Christmas Night All Christians Sing”)

Hope you all are enjoying this most wonderful time of the year!

 

Christmas Lights

Garden lights

Garden lights

Lights in the garden

Lights in the garden

Making snowflakes

Making snowflakes

All made by the Spy!!

All made by the Spy!!

Christmas in every corner!

Christmas in every corner!

Abstract lights looking very 80s

Abstract lights looking very 80s

House and garden lights

House and garden lights

Hahaha

Hahaha

Christmas kids

Christmas kids

 

Living Room

Living Room

Entrance to the man cave Christmas Cove

Entrance to the man cave Christmas Cove

Setting up the lights

Setting up the lights

Lights

Lights

Rain drops and lights

Rain drops and lights

Christmas header

Christmas header

After school. With red fleece pants; forest school uniform shirts are so Christmas-y

After school. With red fleece pants; forest school uniform shirts are so Christmas-y

Little sprightly elf ahahah

Little sprightly elf ahahah

DIY Haircut (brought to you by safety scissors) hahaha

DIY Haircut (brought to you by safety scissors) hahaha

Ornament

Ornament

She actually did a really great job on the haircut. When I told her to please ask the next time she wants a haircut she said "Well I already know how to cut my hair." haha

She actually did a really great job on the haircut. When I told her to please ask the next time she wants a haircut she said “Well I already know how to cut my hair.” haha

Gluing Christmas cheer

Gluing Christmas cheer

Ornament

Ornament

 

Ornament

Ornament

Another view

Another view

Lights

Lights

Cinderella's coach (from Home Depot!) in the pumpkin patch

Cinderella’s coach (from Home Depot!) in the pumpkin patch