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

41 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  4. How lovely. Have a happy Christmas.
    Kat

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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:)

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  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

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  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

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

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

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  13. Merry Christmas darling Ruthie.

    Love Renee xoxo

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

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  15. Ruthie,

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

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  16. what beautiful photos! I love every one!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  17. Happy Christmas
    Have a lovely day,
    millyx

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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  33. ** MAGICAL DREAMLAND!!**
    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

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

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  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!

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

    xoxoxo

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  37. 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

    Sumea

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

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

    Sandi

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

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