Sunday, December 26, 2010

CHRISTMAS - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE!

Blessed


Christmas Day! What a day for a walk before breakfast! Naturally I brought my camera along. Everywhere glistened and the sound of frost falling from bushes and trees reminded me of a rainstick, when turned upside down. Apart from that, and the odd word to each other, we were bombarded by the Christmas Silence!  



In Step




Reconnaisance




Iced Grass Anyone?




Lagging Behind


The frost that didn't thaw for days, built up, layer by layer, on the trees and shrubs, reminded me of coral. A wonder of nature ... quite spectacular!



Coral Parsley




Hey There!




Not Bloomin' Lichen!





Shouldn't I be Under Water?





From Golden With Love





Snow Special




Tree Chorus





My Granny Flat


Well it's St. Stephen's Day today, and it's windy and raining! Not a sign of coralized tree, shrub or cow parsley anywhere. Galtee Mountains are grey again!

There are two movies that have to be watched every Christmas at our house: Jim Henson's Muppets Christmas Carol and Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart and Donna Read. Both have been dutifully watched and guess what? 



IT IS A WONDERFUL LIFE!








Ciao for Now!

3 comments:

Malyss said...

Those pictures of landscapes are a real dream for me! so beautyful!! and I also love "it's a wonderful life"; i've seen it many times, and I always finish with tears in the eyes! :)
I wish you a happy new year!

Phoenix C. said...

Love your photos, Maureen! What a beautiful area you live in.

I think my favourite is Oceanic Sky, a really magical atmosphere.

Have a wonderful New Year.

Maureen Walsh said...

Ah, 'Its A Wonderful Life'! Just has to be done! Yes I am extremely fortunate to live in Tipperary, Ireland.