When I looked out on Christmas morn, this is what I saw ..
Very Christmassy, thank you Lorikeets!
Then I found four little pansies, the last of the season.
Despite torrential rain, weeks of 100 deg. heat, and the occasional high wind and visits from possums, these little temperate zone blooms have dedicated themselves to my annual Garden Goal.
Which is: To Keep the Pansies Going until Christmas.
We started the day with a delightful Skype visit to Canada, to watch the Petit Garcon open the enormous box of gifts we had sent to our Darling Daughter and her family. The Hungry Hippos game went down a treat ..
This is the view of their garden this week.
Look closely and you can spot our cute grandson being a snow bunny.
I wore red linen for the day's festivities.
My take on Valentino red, sewn for the Valentino Exhibition at QAG in 2010.
Accessorised with a little ebay purchase, a red bird necklace:
Mr Cardinal gave me this sweet dish, with a whole bunch of other goodies ..
and my friend L sent this painted tin birdie - cute as!
The family spoilt me - here are a few more lovely gifts ..
But enough about me, look at Little Aussie our local grandson,
with his Pirate Telescope:
The upside down coffee table behind him has been doing double duty as Santa's Sleigh the past few days. He puts on a Santa hat, gets in the sleigh, and sings Jingle Bells really fast (which makes it fly through the sky, don't you know ..)
I made him a pair of pirate shorts, Butterick 3475, and found a piratey T-shirt.
Now he has a Pirate Uniform.
I do hope your Christmas was fun too!
Enjoy the Season...xxx