December 23, 2009

decembers treats . . .

how wonderful, waking to sparkling snow
the perfect start to our christmas week
a peaceful, stillness settled all around
away from the hustle & bustle
this beautiful countryside
unspoilt and wild
and on closer inspection
tiny forests of frost
and tinkling decoration of icicles
dancing over the rushing streams
for the first time ever i am all ready, "early" for christmas!
as the evening falls, and we settle down in our wee house
for days filled with precious family time
i wish you all a very wonderful, smile filled christmas
x x x


  1. It is such a wonderful time of year! Wishing you and your family a Christmas of peace, joy and laughter.

  2. I love the frost - it looks like fur. The snow has made such a difference to my feelings for the season this year. Every bit of warmth feels 10 times as cozy, every warm drink tastes 10 times as sweet. Just beautiful.

  3. Dear Ruthie
    Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such sweet words! I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Your photos are so beautiful! Nature is such a gift in itself.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

  4. How lovely. Have a happy Christmas.

  5. I Love that last photo - it is how I love to paint the sky!
    Merry Christmas to you, and here's to another year of inspiring us with the treasures you find :)

  6. Beautiful piccies. Merry Christmas to you and yours Ruthie ... :0)

  7. Wonderful pictures... as usual :)
    Merry Christmas to you Ruthie and a Happy New year. Hope you have a great time with your dearest!

  8. Wow...Beautiful, Beautiful photos!:)
    I love the fur frost and the ice images. You live in a wonderful part of the world Ruthie!
    Have a very peaceful time with your family. Happy Winter Solstice!
    See you in the New Year...
    Love, Jo.x:)

  9. The Garden Ms M - thank you x wishing you the very same too x

    Purest green , i know exactly what you mean, i feel the same too. its all thanks to the snow.

    Penny, thank you you are very welcome x

    kat_nr - and you too x

    Danielle - thank you, lovely to see you here, i love the way you paint, x

    Shirl - and to you and yours x

    Eva x x

    Jo - i do and im very lucky, see you next year x x

  10. Such an inspiring post, Ruthie, full of nature's magnificence. Wishing you sparkling bright moments for this festive season and lots of love, happiness, and inspiration for the New Year. xx

  11. Lovely photos Ruthie.
    We're so lucky to live in this part of the world.
    Merry Christmas

  12. Carol & Jim thank you both, merry christmas x

  13. Merry Christmas darling Ruthie.

    Love Renee xoxo

  14. hope you have a very merry christmas!
    fliss xx

  15. Ruthie,

    Those photos of the frost forest and the icicles are fabulous! A Very Merry Scottish Christmas to you and yours.

  16. what beautiful photos! I love every one!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  17. Happy Christmas
    Have a lovely day,

  18. So beautiful. Makes me miss Scotland more than ever -- some of my happiest times were spent in the Ayrhsire region.

    Best wishes to you for the holiday and the start of a new decade.

  19. Such beautiful wintry photos...enjoy the peacefulness and the very best wishes for you and your family!

  20. Wow, what stunning photos. Wishing you and your family Seasons blessings :)

  21. These photos are pure magic. So very breathtaking in their loveliness. I wish a very wonderful Christmas Ruthie!

  22. Oh I am so jealous of your wonderful pictures of lovely snow! It was HOT here...but we had a lovely Christmas, though I was not as organised as I thought I was and still ended up being up past midnight! Hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Christmas Ruthie, and many wishes for a wonderful new year!

  23. What a magical view for Christmas!! I hope you had a wonderful time :) xxxxxxx

  24. What wonderful photos. Warm Christmas and New Year Greetings

  25. Hallo from a very hot W Australia!
    What a beautiful blog you have.
    As you can imagine I do love your images of snow!

  26. Have returned to say I have spent a wonderful time reading your posts, admiring your work, words and images.

  27. wonderful, wonderful place, have a very good 2010, a big hug paty

  28. Ruthie,
    What truely amazing photos! Wow, I really love that frost, and the last photo. What an amazing sky.

    I hope each moment of your holiday season was filled with such magic moments as these!

  29. Ruthie,
    Each and every photo is wonderful, the light in the first one is special! Wishing you a wonderful 2010~

  30. These wonderous pictures are the
    perfect holiday gift, thank you.
    I love snow and we were graced with
    another snowfall today.

  31. Beautiful photos, Ruthie—thank you for a stroll in your winter wonderland! Wishing you happiness, health, and heaps of creativity in 2010!!

  32. Happy New Year, dear Ruthie! I'm just catching up with reading blogs here. What beautiful photos you've posted.

    such beauty in your snowy landscape piccys!! wow!!...devon had a sprinkling of the pretty stuff but not as much as that, well only up on dartmoor! ;0)
    I hope u had a wonderful christmas and a happy new year 2010!! xxxx

  34. Gorgeous photos, Ruthie. Hope for you the best of New Years.

  35. I hope that you are keeping warm up there in the frozen North! Sure is chilly here, minus 17 and next we have the wind to look forward to!

  36. Have I said Happy New Year yet dear Ruthie.


  37. Anonymous10/1/10 14:04

    I came to wish You a Happy New Year and find myself bowled over with these Breathtaking photographs! It's so Lovely to be looking at Your blog again :o)

    Hope You are having a Snug, Warm and Smiley Sunday xxx


  38. these photos fill my soul with serenity!!! & the icicles are little artworks each one! hope you had a magical christmas!!! lots of loveliness

  39. "...a tinkling decoration of icicles." How well you weave the written word. Delightful words and magical pictures!


  40. Beautiful Photos!!! Great blog! Just found you!


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