Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas & happy Holidays

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

The holidays are falling close together this year, I wish all my blogging friends a happy Chanukah, a very Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa and whatever holidays they celebrate.



 A holiday post with some archived photos of the Cardinals, their bright red colors seem to fit perfectly with my Christmas tree and color theme..



Our Christmas tree, we have a smaller pre-lit tree..which seems a perfect size for hubby and I..


This shot of the male Cardinal on the feeder, reminds me a Christmas decoration..



Theresa reminded me of this puffy Christmas Cardinal.  Thanks to Picmonkey for all the neat things you can do to a photo.  Merry Christmas everyone!



Thanks for stopping by and for all the nice comments.. I hope you enjoyed my post and photos..

 I hope you can join in on our fun at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday



 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

85 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i still love the one male cardinal you posted that was puffed up into a perfect ball! i want christmas ornaments made in his likeness. :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
I wish you a wonderful Christmas time too and happy Holidays. Have a nice and cozy time.
Best regards, Synnöve

✿ chica said...

Lindo!! FELIZ NATAL ,lindo e ótimo 2015 e tudo de bom! bjs, chica

Linda W. said...

Love all the cardinal photos! Definitely a Christmas bird. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi friend.. Love red Cardinal.. Beautiful pictures and Xmas card.. Best wishes for you and your family. Merry Christmas!!!.. :-)))

Maria said...

Merry Christmas Eileen, I know I'm behind with you!

Shannon W. said...

Merry Christmas to you and to yours. I love your tree and the very adorable Cardinals.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the cardinals. They'd be the perfect Christmas decorations if they'd sit still for the holidays. Merry Christmas, Eileen!

Bob Bushell said...

You have a christmas tree covered with cuddlesome creatures, I am in love with it.

miss-red-fox said...

How beautiful! I love the red one and wished we had such lovely birds around here! Happy Christmas!

Jo said...

I always love all your birds but the Cardinal is my favorite. May you have a wonderful week leading up to Christmas too, Eileen. Jo

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love your christmas tree - and the birds are fabulous!

José Ramón said...

Feliz Navidad y todo lo mejor para el Nuevo año 2015 Saludos

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Cardinals are the perfect Christmas birds, Eileen! Your tree is delightful! My New Year resolution will be to investigate PicMonkey for mosaics next year :) Merry Christmas!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh my, your Christmas tree is so bright and beautiful, Eileen! Cardinals are among my favourite birds, though you know I love them all :) I am very late posting and must return to read the many beautiful posts here. I hope you are having a wonderful time as Christmas nears. Many thanks for your beautiful meme and blog!

Felicia said...

Merry Christmas EIleen. love your cardinals

Sara D.B. said...

The cardinals are really beautiful, and your Christmas tree looks lovely.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Eileen! ♥

Snap said...

Christmas trees and cardinals ... perfect! Merry Merry!

podso said...

Beautiful cardinals and tree! Love all the red. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

Stephanie said...

It is such a treat to see the Cardinals in your images! Have a wonderful Christmas!

DIMI said...

Merry Christmas Eileen to you and your family!
I love all your Cardinal pictures!Great shots!
Happy holidays my friend!Enjoy!Have fun!Hugs!
Dimi...

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Eileen
I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Lucia

Happyone said...

Your Christmas tree looks so very pretty.
I love Cardinals. They always pop out in any season.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love your Christmas tree and of course the Red Cardinals are gorgeous.

George said...

Your cardinal photos are perfect for a Christmas post, but I like your tree as well. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Marie said...

Love the cardinals...they always look so Christmasy! Your Christmas tree is awesome too. Hope y0ou have a wonderful and blessed Merry Chirstmas!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos of the cardinals! They do match your tree.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I make sure all my Christmas cardinal decorations are out for the holiday. It's always nice to share this backyard bird as many people have never seen one.
Glad Theresa reminded you of the puffed up male, you have featured it nicely!
Thanks for always linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen.
Merry Christmas!

Cloudia said...

This IS a wonderful holiday post, E!


ALOHA from Honolulu
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Our photos said...

Pretty birds ! Also a very nice Christmas tree !

The happy wanderer. said...

A lovely Christmas and holiday post. I hope you have a very happy Christmas and can relax a bit.

Cathy Keller said...

Oh, the beauty of your glorious cardinals!!! What treasures they are!!! You have a beautiful tree!!! Merry Christmas!!! Cathy

Wandering Wren said...

'look at you - you're all good to go, tree is up and looking gorgeous, pretty red birds decorating the garden... Have a good one!
Wren x

Julie Corbisiero said...

I really love these Cardinal bird photos. The one on the feeder does look like an ornament. Have a merry Christmas and happy new year.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Sue said...

Nothing in nature says Christmas like Cardinals. Lovely, Eileen! Really enjoyed this.
Merry Christmas to you guys

Pat said...

Love your fluffy Cardinal. Merry Christmas to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The red cardinal makes a beautiful Christmas card. We've had cardinals and blue birds in the feeders today...along with other small birds! Holiday hugs, Diane

Michelle said...

That puffy Cardinal is so very sweet!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy Christmas Cardinals to ya and the whole family

Missy George said...

Very pretty tree. I lovecardinals.your garden is looking wonderful. Have a Merry Christmas.

Gail Dixon said...

Merry Christmas, Eileen! I hope you have a beautiful holiday. I love the puffed up cardinal. So cute!

Derek said...

Happy holiday to you too.

Lynne said...

Merry Christmas Eileen . . .
I like all of your RED!

Rajesh said...

Very pretty birds.

NatureStop said...

Eileen,
Just love those cardinals and your Christmas tree decoration is beautiful. Have a Blessed Christmas!

Hugs,
Shantana

Rebecca said...

Wonderful post! Merry Christmas to you!

Nancy J said...

Lovely Red Cardinals, in the top ones, he has a snowy halo, and super picmonkey sphere. Greetings to you and yours, have fine weather, fun times, love and laughter from Jean

Stewart M said...

Classic image! Very nice.

Hope you have a great Christmas.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

me (maria) said...

Beautiful images and tree!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

diane b said...

Love your bird decorations. The cardinals are the perfect Christmas bird. Your tree is super too. Have a Merry Christmas.

Irma said...

Beautiful photos of the cardinal.
What a beautiful Christmas tree Eileen.
I wish you a happy Christmas.
A good and healthy 2015.

Mary Hone said...

Love the cardinals! And a very Merry Christmas to you too.

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful shots of the cardinals!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a great collection of cardinals!
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wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Yes, Northern Cardinals just seem so Christmassy that it is great to see them! Have an outstanding week and Merry Christmas!

Betsy Adams said...

Hello, Hope you are having a wonderful December and will have a blessed Christmas… This is such a joyful time of year for so many—but it’s also the time when others experience a deep loneliness, and struggle during the holidays for many reasons. SO—today I ask you to stop what you are doing for a few minutes and say a prayer for someone you know who might be experiencing a hard time now… OR—better still, send them a card or give them a call. It will mean the world to them.

Love--Love--Love your tree --with all of the precious ornaments..

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Hugs,
Betsy

My name is Riet said...

Beautiful photo,s as always Eileen. I wish you and yours a happy Christmas

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Happy Holidays Eileen and thank you for all these great critter shots!!

Giga said...

Beautiful Christmas tree, and cardinals are wonderful birds. I wish you a Merry Christmas season!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Oh how I love the sweet Cardinal pictures! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Fun60 said...

I love your Christmas tree. I imagine the decorations hold lots of memories.Have a wonderful Christmas.

mick said...

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season. Those Cardinals are a beautiful color and perfect for the other holiday colours.

Karen Hayward-King said...

Beautiful shots of the cardinals and they do match your tree. Merry Christmas :-)

theflutteringleaf said...

The male Cardinal is so beautiful, I love the last image of the ball. Merry Christmas.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

pretty. i love all the red. Merry Christmas Eileen. i enjoyed this post. so festive. i am hoping you are well. take care. ( :

Photo Cache said...

A very Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year!

Worth a Thousand Words

bettyl-NZ said...

Wonderful Christmas pictures! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Eileen. Thanks for hosting your meme all year.

DeniseinVA said...

A sweet post Eileen. Love your Cardinals, especially the puffy one, so sweet. Your Christmas Tree is adorable and I love how you have decorated it, colorful and Christmas-y. Thank you for all the marvelous photos you have shared this year. I can't tell you enough how much pleasure they have brought me. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and A Very Happy New year to you all.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Just love cardinals!!!!

jeannettestgermain said...

Yes, the cardinal looks like a perfect Christmas ornament!

Hazel said...

So lovely! I love your red cardinal; reminds me of cardinals in Christmas cards that charmed me when I was little. Happy Christmas to you.

Mama Zen said...

I love the cardinals!

ann said...

I had to stop by to see the cardinals, my favorite bird. You have such wonderful photos. We don't have cardinals here in Colorado, but my brother has them on his ranch in Texas. I get so excited when I see them. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Lea said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Lea

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots! Wishing you and yours a love-filled holiday season.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Wow, that's an awesome Christmas tree! And of course that RED bird makes my heart sing! Have a wonderful Christmas and an amazing 2015!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Eileen, you have made the most beautiful Christmas ornaments ever! I love these. Anyone would be delighted to use these as Christmas cards(especially all of us who are birders!). Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours. And thank you if I haven't already told you lately for your wonderful posts and for hosting the meme!

mumbaiiteanu said...

Pretty Christmas tree and the birds too!
Merry Christmas!

Frank said...

Super seasonal images Eileen.

Wishing you and hubby a very Merry Christmas.

Valerie said...

Got to love those Cardinals! Thanks for sharing your lovely images throughout the year Eileen. Hoping you and your family enjoy a special Christmas.

Missy George said...

Wonderful pictures as always Eileen. I love your bird photography. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Mary Cromer said...

The Cardinals are brilliant! It is very early here, but I wanted to be sure and say Merry Christmas to you. My left arm is still not pain free and it is causing numbness down into left hand and so I will be copying and pasting this message for my blogging friends, but did not want to leave anyone out of this greeting, coming from my heart to your own. We have a blog draft in the works for publishing on Friday and then a hope and a prayer that the New Year will be good to everyone~

Laura said...

Oh Eileen these cardinals are so beautiful as is your tree! Wishing you much joy in this season of love.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Very nice Christmas collection! Best Wishes and merry Christmas!

Laila said...

Oh so beautiful! :-o
I wish I some day can see it for real....

Wish that your Christmas was great. Have a nice start of 2015 too.
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