Wednesday, November 7, 2012

RED ALERT

 
Seen at our local Village:  Flocks of Red Cardinals!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Too much mulled wine??
 
 
 

 
The signs are out there ...
It can only mean one thing ...
 
 
It's Tiiimme!!!
 
xxx
 

21 comments:

  1. Lovely Christmassy displays. I know what you mean - I've had to buy a second tree because I have so many tree ornaments.

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    1. Sulky, I admire your commitment to tree ornaments. One can never have too many. Being an old woman, er Bird, I have lost count of our number of trees - 7 or 8 I think. Not that I use all of them every year - ha ha!

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    2. Two trees ! I can't believe it ! We don't celebrate Christmas but I'm determined this year to pay it some kind of homage with a bit of decorating, it's so beautiful !

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    3. The decorating is fun, S.Bunny. I have one Major Tree, and lots of little ones with different themes. It is my nonsensical artistic expression for the season!

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  2. Yeah for Christmas! I wish my husband would agree to an artificial tree, so we could have it up earlier. All the red pictures are so cheery. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Beryl, fresh trees are lovely, but they wilt and die within days in our hot summers. Hence the artificial. Enjoy your real tree - at least over there you might get a few weeks out of it??

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  3. Nice christmas photos of whats in the shops. Here too the shops have some lovely things on show.
    I start to decorate around the 12 th of december. So still a month to go.
    This year I am keeping it simple with a modern twist. We are all having christmas at my son's estate.. 30 of us in the two families..
    I love the white candles and the white father christmas.
    happy days Patricia.
    val x x x

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  4. Hi Val, I like the sound of simple and modern twist. I do hope you share with us. As I go through my decorations I am doing a declutter, and will pass some on to another life in a charity shop. My parents Christmas stuff all ended up here with mine! I love a white father christmas too. xxx

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  5. Does this mean that you are starting decorating the tree already?????????
    I think that our stores start to sell Xmas stuff seriously Nov.24th. onwards.
    Now would be the perfect time to go shopping ( if you like shopping ), before the big rush.

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    1. Yes, I am a Christmas Tragic Mette. Usually I do it all in October when the new stuff appears in the shops. I enjoy the fun of creating different vignettes round the house, mixing and matching my old bits and pieces and adding a few new. I have started Christmas shopping, too. As you say, before the rush!

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  6. What lovely photos. I hope to be in a more Christmasy mood soon, and your pictures are helping me to get in the mood.

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    1. Hi Debbi, Understood: you have had a wrenching loss recently, but the spirit of the season will seek you out soon!

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  7. Is there anything else like red? No, nothing. Beautiful pictures. You can have as many red cardinals as the tree will hold! Wait, don't tell me; you DO have a tree totally dedicated to red cardinals, don't you?? What fun.

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    1. Christmas would not be Christmas without red .. and my secret is out! Yes, of course, I do dedicate a special tree to the red birds. I'll go and start it now!

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  8. I love your dedication to Christmas Patricia and I am going to put twinkling lights on my balcony soon. BTW What is the 'proper' time to start putting up Christmas decorations?

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    1. Hmmm, good question Valerie. I suspect 'proper' Christmas decorating is done the week before Christmas, when my mother used to do it. Glad to hear you are doing twinkler lights - Excellent! I like to play with the event for weeks and weeks, a bit at a time ...

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  9. I absolutely love those red cardinals.
    I am so excited, I love Christmas, though the journey is always better than the reality.

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    1. Absolutely, Tabitha, it is all about the journey. Red cardinals were magnificent (apart from the one who keeled over!)

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  10. Love the red! I don't start on Christmas until Thanksgiving is over but it is nice to store up some inspiration.

    Darla

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