Dec 29, 2010

A Late Christmas Present...

Silently my most desired Christmas wish arrived,
a little late...

(click photos to enlarge)

In the wee hours of morning,
a light dusting of wet snow...

 I, like a child on Christmas morning, couldn't sleep...

I had to silently explore
the twinkle and magic
that only snow can create...

A few scatterings of Christmas lights on the patio
enhanced the magic...

This is the King Edward Red Flowering Currant Bush
you can see it already is forming flower buds for spring..

It will bloom in February
and be a major source of food
for our winter hummingbirds
(if you missed that post and would like to see the
Anna's Hummingbird in the snow

The trees in the park across the street
flocked to perfection:-)

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays?

I miss you all so much!
This is the one time of the year Mike is home for
a couple weeks of vacation time,
we have been having so much fun doing... NOTHING!

I am joining..
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

Thanks for spending time with me today,


Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Wow, that tree looks amazing with the snow and lights on it. If I was feeling better I'd get out there and take some photos. Unfortunately, I have a chest cough.

I'm glad you are enjoying lots of time with your hubby. :)

Deanne said...

Lovely photos, something we don't see in Australia.

La said...

Your blog is very pretty. I hope enjoy the rest of your holiday. La

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there Bella~ Your tree looks so charming and your photography - just beautiful- glad you are enjoying some down time with the husband~ Happy New Year!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your photos are lovely.
~ Happy New Year!

Jacqueline said...

Yummy! Dreamy! Fabulous!

Amanda said...

Lovely post and beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year! -Amanda

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

That photo from below the twigs, with the moon above in that tiny cloud is precious. I can see you sitting there, cold but HAPPY with this 'catch'!

Enjoy your time with Mike; it is all about Family this time of the year. Get cozy and love your time being HOME TOGETHER!

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Char said...

Oh Bella, it all looks so magical.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Char

Princesa Nadie said...

Thank you for let me watch those magic images
Happy New year

Sherri said...

Bella, enjoy yourself!! The photos you took were gorgeous! That first picture is book worthy!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I am envious of your early signs of spring. It will be a long while for us here. Look forward to seeing what appears at your house.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

So beautiful Bella... enjoy your week together, and wishing you a Happy New Year!... xoxo Julie Marie

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful picture of the moon! It was worth crawling out of bed for!

Enjoy your time with hubby!


NanaDiana said...

Bella- Beautiful pictures..nothing like a fairy tale snow....and I wondered where you have been keeping yourself. Enjoy your time with your hubby! Hugs- Diana

A Garden of Threads said...

Bella, Love the pictures of the snow ladden trees. Can't wait to see your trees in flower in February, we are still in the middle of winter then. Your flowers will brigthen a northern gardeners' heart. Have a wonderful New Year.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Wasn't the snow a nice surprise? I'm going to have to check my King Edward, I planted one last summer and can't wait to see flowers on it. The hummingbirds already fight over the Pink Flowering one.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Dear Bella!
How lucky you snow here and none in the forecast.. :-((
Enjoy your days with your hubby,

Donnie said...

Lovely photos and I'm sorry I'm so late. Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday.

Madelief said...

Dear Bella,

Snow makes everything look so beautiful! I am glad you got some as well. We don't seem to get rid of it in Holland :-)!!

I wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy & Creative 2011!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Your yard looks so pretty with the snow and it does add a whole new dimension, doesn't it?
Hope you have a great time while Mike is home, whether relaxing or going out for lunch like we've been doing. Also, a lot of nothing too and I love it!
Happy New Year to both of you.

Brenda Kula said...

The dusting of snow looks so romantic and enchanting! We rarely ever get it here.

Heaven's Walk - said...

It's so nice when a Christmas wish is given - silently, peacefully, and beautifully. I could just imagine your smile as you took these beautiful photos, Bella. :) Happy New Year to you!

xoxo laurie

Georgianna said...

I'm happy your wish came true! We had snow for three hours yesterday (Shoreline/Lake Forest Park) but none of it lasted on the trees like this.

Happy New Year!


AshTreeCottage said...

Happy New Year dear Bella!!

Susan and Bentley

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