“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Saturday, 24 December 2011

A pile of gold hidden in the shadows. . .

"The evergreen! How beautiful, how welcome, how wonderful the evergreen!" - Jane Austen

Every year to celebrate this festive season, telegraph poles throughout the village are adorned with bunches of greenery tied with red ribbons.

All of the greenery has been lovingly harvested from the hedgerows and from peoples gardens and donated to the cause.

Then in the village hall, a team of willing volunteers give up their time to cut and bind it all into swags of evergreen to decorate the village. Ensuring that a long held village tradition continues on for another year.

There are minimal decorations inside my house this year. . .

Just stars, fairy lights and a single sprig of holly. . .

with the sunlight and mild temperatures it is not very seasonal

but it is always good to see the sun shining

Red berries outside my window, teamed up with the sunshine
to decorate my curtains with beautiful shadows. . .

And while out walking I saw a pile of gold hidden in the shadows. . .

Then came the winter solstice and the candles were lit. . .

and twinkly lights shone - illuminating the longest night

"There is magic, but you have to be the magician.
You have to make the magic happen."
- Sidney Sheldon

Light the darkness with your shining selves!

Good health, peace, happiness and much joy to you all.
Lots of love - Susannah x

Thought of the week
"Don’t forget to love yourself." - Soren Kierkegaard

I am linking this post to week 67 of I Saw Sunday
Images - Susannah Bec


Morvah said...

How beautiful your home and garden are! We didn't know how we would make this house feel Christmassy but somehow the magic has worked! Hoping the mild weather continues long enough to get some good walks in the days ahead. Enjoy the holiday ~ thanks for all the inspirational work you do here! M x

Shelagh said...

It looks lovely cousin and Dad's candle looks so pretty there on its tile. He'd be happy you are enjoying its light.

Love and joy to you, Joe and the kitties.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A magical post of Christmas light! Beautiful series of photos!

May you be blessed with happiness and peace this Christmas!

Susannah said...

Morvah, I am glad you have worked your magic on your new home. The people within it are what will make it special, and from all I have come to know about you, I'm sure it will be a special and wonderful place.
Much love to you, and thank you. x

Shelagh, so nice to actually get a comment from you! ;-) I am burning all three of your Dads candles and sending him love as I do. Love to you and the rest of your crew. x

Gemma, thank you for your lovely wishes. Happiness, Peace and love to you and yours. x

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Beautiful photos, Susannah. You have a lovely, peaceful looking home.

I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope 2012 brings you many wonderful things.

Best Wishes,


Anonymous said...

i like the purple stars

Susannah said...

Thank you very much Paul for the good wishes. I wish you and yours peace, love and much happiness. Always good to see you. x

Susannah said...

Zongrik, thank you. :-)

Harry Nicholson said...

The paintings on your walls are interesting,did you paint the blue rectangles to the right of the Buddha?

Susannah said...

Hi Harry, it's good to see you.

Yes, besides the one in the silver frame the other paintings etc. are mine. Why do you ask?

Hope all is well with you. x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tradition of putting the greenery on the telegraph poles. I am so touched by it. I love your candlelit photos - so lovely. Hope you are having a magical Christmas xxxx

Susannah said...

Thank you Selma, it is good to see you. :-)

I hope your leg has healed and you are feeling better and enjoying the festivities. xxx

Ann said...

Beautiful Photos Susannah!!! Just Beautiful.

I hope your Christmas was filled with sunshine and gold. Wishing you all good things for 2012

Susannah said...

Thanks so much Ann. x It is great to see you. :-)


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