Sunday, 28 December 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
nope, don't think these two are going to get much response today. I wonder where everyone is though, nobody seems to be in their own bed (the OldBirdKing being the notable exception)
|Polly and small hare sharing a bed in the top floor bedroom, looks like they are still fast asleep|
|....as is the choir, huddled up together in BirdBoy's nest; at least pigeon took care of them before he went gallivanting into the wee hours; now where could he be?|
|ah, here he is sharing a dish with his new found lover|
|Malle ever the romantic opted for a bed under the stars, to do a bit of gazing I assume, wonder what she saw.....|
|as stated the only one in his own bed with old Faithful asleep at his feet, oh and Saumon Rose in the corner, so nice of him to drop by for Christmas|
|having not indulged in alcoholic beverages the moths, butterflies and grass hopper look no worse for wear, besides the crumpled Christmas decoration and withered flowers they'll have their corner sorted in no time|
|ssshhhh, chef and sous-chef fast asleep under the Table, snoring to their hearts' content, which explains the faint rumble I detected on entering the studio|
|poor otter curled up in a corner, I think I heard him moan...|
'please, could....some..one stop!...the music, please...?'
it would be too unkind of me to point out there is actually no longer any music to be heard
|ah, so that's where BirdBoy is: asleep in the new-comers' tree-home|
|these two ended up IN the drinking bowl, now empty of course!|
|and who exactly might we find fast asleep upon the Table, Frog! knocked unconscious after copious amounts of booze and food plus hop-leap-frog-dancing to boot|
|all burned up, I doubt this Santa candle will see another year.....|
|p.s. the critters in this photo are still unaccounted for (thanks to the photographer we have a clear picture of what they all look like) I'm not saying they're missing, it's just no body seems to remember when they were last seen and I certainly haven't been able to locate them just yet; I am so sorry Julie and I must apologize on behalf of the Gang for having kind of lost them, however I am confident we will see their safe return, sooner or later.|
If any body Out There happens to have any information on their whereabouts, please feel free to contact us via the comments box
I do not want to end this post on a sad note and therefore raise my cup of tea in a jolly salute to you all dear readers, once again we wish you a continued merry Christmas and may the peace of the force be with you!
a thought occurred to me just now, having seen my year according to google and been mulling over the fact that there are hardly any images of other people there, just me, the dog, a couple of musicians and the Gang, leading me to the conclusion that I am somewhat of an anti-social creature who seems to prefer her own company: if I can't be the person I aspire to be (a more social/caring/gregarious person) maybe I should settle for who I am in humble acceptance melded with a sense of gratitude.
- to make things absolutely clear: I'm not asking any one to say differently - the most I hope for is to make you smile once in a while, which is my way of saying thank you and making life on earth a bit more bearable, in the only way I know how
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
a Christmas candle-lit dinner, everybody who's anybody in their being-world is there, somewhere; some are at the table, others are even on it; there are those who prefer to remain in their tree-home and several butterflies, moths and the grasshopper elected to keep apart so as not to be mistaken for food.....the most moveable critters are indeed moving about, keeping all entertained
|the dino brothers are up to their acrobatic tricks|
|jaws dropped once the Mexican owl flamethrower started throwing flames.....|
|then they all fell silent for the sweet high notes of our American choir, and just when everybody was all choked up and dabbing at their eyes.....|
|there came yet another surprise: the one-eyed dare devil driving his dangerously rickety contraption (he lost his other eye driving the same vehicle last year!)|
|followed by bellows of laughter as the payaso* arrived in his avocado|
|whilst fat rat is happily chewing left overs in the kitchen|
|the turkeys stay aloof, just to be on the safe side as they're not convinced turkey's not on the menu at Christmas|
|winged insects enjoying their flowery treat|
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
the ladies have a winter outfit! just in time for the Christmas celebrations over in the studio. Luckily for them I came down with a stomach bug and have to stay indoors while I nurture my aching body; I have been dividing my time between sewing, knitting, sleeping and frequent visits to the bathroom.....
I do wonder if more beings will now want something special to wear.......I could keep these two ladies in the house so no one will see them and get ideas....then again, perhaps that is not quite what is called for in this season of giving.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
in accordance with the silly season instead of an actual christmas-tree I opted for a staggering mound of books attempting to resemble something like a tree*; to be fair I did try to buy one, I was never more determined to do so and visited three tree-selling-points, however I was so disappointed in quality and/or price, I gave up
* if trees are triangular, straight edged and have titles on their backs that is
Sunday, 14 December 2014
had minor problems at capturing two moving black dogs Django and Felix in one image; I'm amazed at how well adapted they are to the cold, compared to what I have to put on to stay warm!
I endeth today's post with a selfie smiling at a Sunday well spent: got up late, i.e. 9 o'clock and enjoyed a relaxed breakfast reading news papers, other blogs, the comments on the last post over here, followed by a great walk-in-the-woods with friend D. and her dog Felix; cleaned out several gutters: leaves were frozen into place after last night's frost; went into town in the afternoon where I watched a short play in favourite book shop de Mandarijn with friends M. and S., the play was fun and I felt cultural and part of society once more; afterwards we went for a cup of tea and chocolate at N. and J's house.....
I only just noticed many bottles* behind me in the first pic, which could imply that is the reason I'm smiling, however I am sticking to my favourite beverage: tea, as evidenced by last two pics of the day
* I have dubbed it 'the vitamin-cupboard' with all the upheaval of moving furniture in/out/about our tiny house, this cupboard now contains shelves for fruit and veggies, books on gardening, cook books and several small volumes of poetry and our supply of bottles containing alcohol