Thursday, December 19, 2013

December days

  Early morning of mist and sky of silver.
Out on a walk the other day to see the annual Christmas tree festival at the Abbey, I saw roses in bloom. I love this pink against the colour of stone.
The carvings stand out even more so in Winter. When the garden is quite bare, how wonderful it would be, to have stone sculptures and to enjoy the colour and pattern as the stone ages and lichens make their home upon it.
 The apple tree looked very festive. 
Our home is also looking very festive now. The tree is up and most of my Christmas shopping is almost done. I still have to bring the holly and Ivy in, but I always do that on the 21st.
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Over on the Facebook page there are only a few more days of the advent post left now. Here's a few of the latest pictures.
December 12th was a sketch that came about when I was listening to music and just doodling really. At the time I was listening to a song called 'Staralfur' by Sigur ros. In Icelandic I believe it means 'Staring Elf' although I think he may be more gnome-ish? I love how music can make a story appear on paper.  You can listen to the song here if you like. :)
December 14th was an older sketch which you may have already seen on here? I'm not sure if I shared it before? Anyway here it is again with a little extra magic added.
And today's picture was a small painting that I did yesterday, just playing around with one of the previous sketches.

15 comments:

  1. beautiful! i love that the roses were still blooming.
    blessings
    ~*~

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  2. Beautiful wintery skies, and such a wonderful apple tree, it looks like it has been blessed...your home is looking very festive and cosy
    Winter blessings
    Thea x

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    1. I just love capturing the skies, I never tire of them.. so much beauty. :) x

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  3. These pictures were a feast for my eyes! Love 'em.

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  4. Happy almost Solstice and Christmas. Roses blooming, my, different world over there! Here, a good foot of snow.

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    1. And to you Valerianna. x
      Yes it's been quite mild so far here, with only a few frosts. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some snow of course. :)

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  5. Lovely sketches and paintings. :). Holly and ivy. My favorite decorations and my favorite Christmas carol.

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    1. Thank you Mary.... I've put my holly and ivy up today, and it's looking all finished now. Next on my list is the mince pies to make. :)

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  6. Dear Karen...as always you have created a 'magical,' post fitting for this magical time of year......LOVE, Love and love some more all the beautiful music to heighten the essences of the season....
    Karen i would like to wish you and yours all the blessing for a joy full Noel....Twinkly hugs Maria x

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    1. Thank you dear Maria :) Wishing the same for you.... A very merry joy filled Christmas time with magical moments a plenty. xx

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  7. Those wintery skies are so beautiful in your photos! We've had some lovely winter sunshine today and yesterday, the light is so magical. I took some photos of the trees locally to capture the low sun. I love that apple tree, it makes me want to come over there to see it for real!
    Jess xx

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  8. I love the low winter sun and how brightly it shines into our windows. The only time our dining room gets any sun. The trees always look lovely don't they in Winter showing off their beautiful shapes. :) xx

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  9. Your work is so peaceful and good. I always enjoy stopping by your blog.

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