Saturday, December 12, 2009

Busy Days.

I've been very busy this past couple of days. It took me almost all day yesterday to decorate inside. I don't know why, other years it's all done in a morning. One of the brothers, Stanley, was giving me grief. He was not only knocking ornaments off the tree as I was putting them on but he was also trying to run up to the top of the tree. I expect one morning we'll get up and it will all be on the floor. Here are a few pictures of some of the decorations. Most of you have seen them before as I tend to do the same thing each year.

The Tree.

The Mantle.

One of the many Santas.

One of the Wreaths.

Himself was saying that the holidays just wouldn't be the same with out Old Bones in his Santa hat and Sleigh.

We've had some lovely sunny days lately. Temperatures around +5 C. So much nicer than the overcast snowy days we had been having. Lots of Juncos around now. I expect the Evening Grosbeaks will soon show up. This morning it's -6 with a wind. One wonders how the little birds manage to survive it all.

Speaking of cold.....this picture was taken by himself in the 1980's in the older part of St. John's. I think it's a pretty neat photo. Enough to make you shiver.

Click on any photo to enlarge.


avalon said...

Wow your tree looks wonderful very festive love bones too!! and that last picture is very atomspheric! Stay warm over there xx

Kelly said...

....your tree is gorgeous and your mantle as well (and I had to chuckle at old bones..). We still don't have our tree up. It is time to slow down around our house and start enjoying the beauty of the season. I hope to have the tree up by Wednesday.

J said...

Always love the pics of your home decorated for holiday.
DANG! that last pic looks as if the house had to be chipped out of ice and was still a work in progress *brrrr*cold*shiver*

Cicero Sings said...

That last pic looks like something from a horror movie!!!!

As for decorating, I have to do that when I get home yet. Usually have it done around the 1st of the month. A crazy year this one.

Tricia said...

OC - your home looks stunning and makes me want to rush over - having seen your wonderful decorations I'm really getting in the festive mood now - thank you :D

and I'm glad that Old Bones made the party again this year....

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your tree is beautiful all lit up. I love the wreath with the fruit!

Your right, that old photo is great.

Janine said...

I agree with Cicero. The first thing I thought of seeing that last pic was "The Shining"
OC your decorations are beautiful as always.

Anonymous said...

That is one gorgeous mantle! Have you been collecting the pieces on it for long? Love Old Bones too! Nothing like a bit of Halloween at Christmas.