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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Welcome December

Turning the last page of the calendar! Is it really December? The thick frost on the ground this morning seems to confirm that fact.  The start of a busy month, the end of the year and the month of memories. Remembering all the Decembers from the past. Opening up the boxes of decorations, baking special once-a-year recipes, listening to all the great old songs. The holidays are upon us. Some years better than others, some sad, some so very fine!
Whatever your traditions or religious observances (or non-observances), may this month be one of peace, contentment, happiness, good health and safekeeping.

You may recall I mentioned sometime back that my beloved camera ceased working. It is a trial not having a camera. I have been using a camera my brother got at a yardsale for 5 bucks. It is not that great, as you can imagine; very awkward to use, runs on double "a" batteries which constantly need replacing. It stamps the date in big yellow print on all photos and that function appears to be permanently "abled". Sigh. Perhaps sometime in the New Year a new camera will be possible. In the meantime here are a few photos that are relatively acceptable.

Sharp-shinned hawk on our fence, gazing at the birdfeeders

Cranberries simmering for our Thanksgiving dinner

Apple pie I made for my HH
Gwennie peeking at me (please disregard effects of flash on her eyes)

Lexie in her award-winning role as the "nobody loves me, please give me a treat" dog
Time to go start one of many lists for this month. (I do adore making lists!) The sun is shining and the day is calling. Have a great one!

8 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have fun with all your lists!

Vivienne Moss said...

I love Winter as much as I do Fall. I find it to be just as beautiful.

my camera stopped working as well. I have been using my phone which doesn't take pictures at night very well.

That picture of the Hawk is awesome. We have one that hangs around as well.

Love Your dogs. I have one htat whines like that too.

Hope you have some wonderful memories this year.

Love and Blessings, V.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

No frost here so I can't say that it feels like December already, but I don't mind :-)

I've slowly started to decorate now, soon I'll start with my gnomes and goats :-) No list writiung here though :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Witchy said...

I'm excited for decorating! I love the picture of the hawk. I am also very familar with the "poor me" begging look. I hope you have an awesome week.
~Witchy

Witchy Cats said...

Your fur babies are so cute! I love the one of Lexie looking like "nobody loves me" ~ LOL!!!

Yes, the month is really going to be busy for sure. Here's hoping for a great one for all of us this year!!!

Kim

Jeanne said...

Oh yes, Lists!! I love making Lists as well. I have even been known to make Lists of my Lists! LOL
What a gorgeous pie! I do believe I can smell it from here. :0) Yum!
And a Hawk! How very cool! I do miss my wildlife....

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your pictures Robin! Even with the bright yellow date in the corner! LOL! Wow that hawk looks so proud! What an amazing photo! And the apple pie and cranberries look so yummy ;o) You forgot to invite me over ;o) Any time you want me to babysit the puppies I will ;o) Have fun with your list! It's green here too! Keep wondering where the snow is? Big Hugs ;o)

Mina said...

Happy December to you, sweet Robin! The stamped date does not detract from the beauty of your pictures one bit. What would we do without lists? ;-) Hugs!