Monday, December 24, 2012

Turtle Doves and Christmas Eve




Swimming dogling paddle has worn Miss E out, it's very rare to see her asleep during the daytime.




"Two turtle doves..." rings the Christmas song. Here is one of our two local Spotted Turtle Doves, taken through my window.




Last night we took our annual Christmas lights drive.







Images from today - Miss E (20) has been filling the (hot) house with wonderful aromas of baking for days, yum!




At last Miss G (15)  has completed her Tilda angel doll which she began two years ago. She looks delightful even without hair.

Another special event today was being able to welcome my father-in-love into his new home, a wonderful aged care centre in our town. Each room has just one bed and it's own ensuite. He is very pleased to leave hospital and settle peacefully into his own permanent room. God has been very good to us.




25 comments:

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Ich wünsche Dir von Herzen besinnliche und frohe Weihnachtstage
...ond en guete Rotsch is Joor 2013.
Möge Dir im neuen Jahr Gesundheit, Glück und Wohlergehen beschieden sein...

Schweigen

Still muss ich Schweigen
Wenn ich in die Stille lausche
Ob dem Melodienreigen

Still muss ich Schweigen
Wenn ich liebliche Düfte atme
Die mir ihren Zauber zeigen

Still muss ich Schweigen
Wenn Farben mich betören
Ob dem Blumenblütenreigen

Still muss ich Schweigen
Vor Ehrfurcht in mich gekehrt
Wenn sich der Sterne Lichter zeigen

© Hans-Peter Zürcher

In diesem Sinne liebe Grüsse und beste Wünsche aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Giga said...

Ślicznie wygląda oświetlony dom i anioł. Ciastka pewno pyszne. Cudownie, że Tata ma już swoje miejsce i jest zadowolony. Wesołych Świąt. Pozdrawiam.
Looks beautifully lit house and an angel. Certainly delicious cakes. Wonderful that Tata has been its place and is happy. Merry Christmas. Yours.

Rosanna Maisch said...

Ich wünsche Dir von Herzen besinnliche, frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes, gesundes Jahr 2013...

Innere Weihnacht

Stiller Zauber, Weihnachtszeit
zarte Lichter, sanfter Schein
liebliche Besinnlichkeit
fällt ins laute Herz hinein

Halte inne - Stille ganz
atme Ruhe, tief und fein
leise Klänge, Kerzenglanz
hauche Wärme in Dich ein

Schalte ab, die kalten Töne
öffne weit die Seelentür
sieh in Dich, erweck das Schöne:
Frohe Weihnacht, Dir und mir

© Rosanna Maisch

Herzlichst und alles Liebe

Rosanna

akwamaryna said...

Wonderfuul fotos.
Merry Christmas to you:)
Hugs

Painted by Light said...

Lovely pictures with baking cookings and the christmas tree. Merry Christmas and a great new year. All the best Andrea

flowersandhome said...

Think I'll have to take a class in baking from Miss E. Beautiful starry pies!!! How does she get those beautiful edged cups????? O, I feel like such a beginner, which I in fact am when it comes to starry pies.... Should I remove my post I just posted I'm wondering now..... ;-) Well no, I'm not at all perfect and I don't mind. Tell Miss E she's a great great baker from me, will you?
Have a lovely Christmas Eve.
Marian

Łucja-Maria said...

Wonderfuul photos!
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!
Lucia

Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas to all your turtle doves and all the best for the coming new year!

eileeninmd said...

Your little ones are adorable. Love the pretty dove and the Christmas lights. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Talibra said...

Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Cinzia said...

The first photo is very sweet and nice!
Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family,
Cinzia

G C said...

Great pictures. Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

The photos are wonderful. Merry Christmas to you all!

Ruby said...

Wonderful pictures. A very Christmas to you and your family!! Cheers, Ruby

LynCC said...

So that's a turtle dove - what a really lovely bird - And you got such a nice portrait of it.

Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family!

einfachtilda said...

Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mathilda ♥

geanina said...

very nice images! :)
Merry Christmas!

Filip and Kristel said...

I really like your pigeon picture, Merry Christmas.

Greetings,
Filip

TheChieftess said...

That first pic is such a sweet photo of pure contentment!!!
Merry Christmas Karen!!!

Jedidja said...

I enjoy the beautiful clear pictures of your blog. That first one is so endearingly :-)

Fine for the whole family your father now has a beautiful 'home!'

Doug Hickok said...

The very best of wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, to you and your lovely family :^)

Ash said...

Have a blissful Christmas with your loved ones and enjoy your holidays!!

Stiletto said...

Lovely imaages of Ms E in sweet slumber and spotted turtle dove. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidaysto you and family!

Jana said...

happy+smily Christmas time...thanks for sharing with us your lovely moments+gifts!

Liz said...

All such wonderful images!!

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