Saturday, December 20, 2014

Twenty-first day of Advent - A Dove for the Christmas Tree

Twenty-first day of Advent

This is another ornament from Grandmother's Tree.  Our tree is fully decorated now, laden from top to bottom with old favorites and some      glossy newcomers.
"The tree is, as it is every year, more beautiful than they remembered"

Friday, December 19, 2014

Twentieth day of Advent - Flight of Fancy

Twentieth day of Advent
One small bird from The Illustrated Fairy Gazettes.
"This is the season of Goodness, Beauty and Truth, both  in the Peaceful Realms and in the mortal world."
The Illustrated Fairy Gazette, A Christmas Celebration

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nineteenth day of Advent - Toronto Blue Jay

Nineteenth day of Advent
In the bleak mid-winter, a bird of summer.  
This is Toronto, so here is a Blue Jay.

Eighteenth day of Advent - Blue Tit with Waistcoat

Eighteenth day of Advent
"I was always a lover of soft-winged things"
Victor Hugo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seventeenth day of Advent - Ruffed Grouse

Seventeenth Day of Advent
One last bird from Woodland Christmas, the Ruffed Grouse with a stylish Elizabethan ruff for her elegant neck.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sixteenth day of Advent - Little Sparrow, Big Tree


Sixteenth day of Advent
A wee detail from a much bigger picture of a holly, jolly Christmas.
(Almost finished decorating the tree here. I keep finding more decorations).