“…freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night…” John Geddes – A Familiar Rain

It’s early yet to decorate the tree, but it’s been such a dismal day here that I thought it a good idea, and yes it does add warmth and cosiness to the room, and after all winter goes so quickly and Christmas comes and goes so fast, that we might as well make the most of it.  So I had a lovely hour or so this morning and carefully put on the ornaments, I so don’t want our little tree to be damaged.  I also gave it water so it does not dry out.  The grandchildren will love it, next week we have a Christmas story reading here for them, I have some lovely books ready.  One is “Step inside the Nutcracker” a fairy tale, after the ballet, and there is “The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry, “Angelina’s Christmas” by Katharine Holabird, and of course for the youngest there are some of the Thomas and friends Christmas specials.  The illustrations are beautiful in all these books, and the Nutcracker has got 3-dimensional pages, wonderful!  Can’t wait for the story reading day to come, brings me back to when I used to do the story reading in the library.  Children just love it.


14 thoughts on “A WINTRY DAY

  1. Wow! You have outdone yourself! With the beautiful tree at the top, and the picture of the books, and the whole theme just looking so wonderful, if this is what your Blog looks like, I can’t even imagine your house. The Grandkids will never want to leave. Absolutely beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the book-reading. God bless.

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  2. Oh, thank you so much for all your visits to my blog! You’ve been such an inspiration to me. Your tree is delightful, I love it. And the books, I want so much to look inside. The illustrations look lovely. What lucky grandchildren you have! Happy holidays!

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    1. Books will always keep their appeal won’t they, I love them myself, can’t wait until Tuesday for the girls to come and enjoy.


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