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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Our Christmas Wreaths

Some of you may remember from last year that I not only love angels,  but I also love wreaths.  We have five wreaths now  (one new one this year) around our home.  The first three I will show are wreaths with lights --and they are on the outside of our home.  We started two years ago with one wreath out there.  Last year we added another one, and this year, a third one.  The one above is the first one which was new in 2008.  Below are more.

The one above is the one we bought last year.  These wreaths are so pretty from the road when it is dark.  We'll take some outside pictures sometime and show you.

And this is our new wreath which we purchased this year.  Isn't it pretty? They are all pretty---and each unique in its own way.  This wreath is hung on the garage side of our home, along the front.

This is our front door wreath.

And this is the wreath which hangs above our fireplace.

Here is a picture of two of our wreaths hanging outside...  These are the first two wreaths we bought (2008 and 2009).  It was snowing here when I took these pictures --and you can see a little snow clinging on the holly bushes.  You can also see my Poinsettia hanging basket.

Finally,  here is a picture of our front porch.  You can see (sorta) the door wreath behind our storm door. The little tree on the front porch is also lit --along with lights around the door.   As I said,   we will show you how pretty everything looks at night soon.


Here's another picture from our recent snow.  Do you want to know how cold it was?  WELL---just ask the Rhododendron!!!!  See how they shrivel up when it's about 13 degrees!!!!  That's the way they protect themselves.  NOW---do you see what else is in that picture (that we didn't know was there until we saw it on the computer)????  You can't miss that gorgeous RED Cardinal!!!!!   He was on his way to the feeders close-by. Poor thing... Don't you know how cold he was.

Have a wonderful day! Don't forget to feed the birds during the cold winter!