Monday, December 14, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday,


December is rolling right along, the month is nearly half over. Today we are expecting a raining day maybe changing to some snow, temps could be in the high 30's and lows will be in the high 20's. I have done my bit on Christmas decorating and gift buying.  So, I am ready for Christmas.  Hubby and I will have Christmas dinner just the two of us, I am not sure what is on the menu. 

 

1.  I am sharing a mish-mash of photos,  from our walks, back yard birds and my cute mini fairy light Christmas trees, the Prettyboy reservoir and our local fire road walk.

 


2. This is a popular spot for the kids hanging out, fisherman and just people like us out for a walk.

 


 

 

3.  From our deck I watched a pretty sunset on Dec 9th. 

 


4. Also on Dec 9th, we had a little snow squall. The flakes were huge, it only lasted about 15 minutes and it melted when it hit the ground.  This coming Wednesday we could have a potential storm bringing us 6-12 inches of snow. We will see, it could be less or it could be more..

 


 

5.  I recently bought these cute little trees with the fairy lights, the extent of my decorating this year is putting red bows on the little trees.  I am happy with my little trees, it is not much, but they are all  I need now.  I did not want to deal with our big tree and all the ornaments.

 


 6.  Since our cold weather has started,  I am seeing more  Northern Cardinals in my yard.



7.  The Blue Jay will fuss in the morning, until I come outside with some peanuts. 


I wish everyone a peaceful and joyful holiday season, a blessed Advent and a Happy Hanukkah. May your holidays be full of hope, happiness, health and love. 

 

Be safe, wear your mask and keep your distance.  Wishing everyone good health, take care and stay safe!

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.



 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday


Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

 

 

 

114 comments:

  1. Lovely capture from the season of change and its always pretty to see the red cardinals around the snow. Loved your little trees decor and lighting... Hope you have a wonderful christmas time with your hubby safely.

    Take care

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  2. It is reassuring that throughout the pandemic birds have been the same faithful companions they have always been.

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  3. The small trees with Christmas lights are very cute, and the Northern Cardinal also!
    This Christmas will be very sad, until January 17th we will be in the lockdown ... again! That means I will have to miss my kids and grandchildren! I am very sad!
    Have a great week and stay save!

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      I am sorry you will be missing your family, I will miss my family.
      Enjoy your day and new week!

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  4. Hello Eleen,
    Beautiful photos of nature and sky. I like your small trees. They light up in the dark. I have many lights around in the house right now.
    Enjoy your day, and take care!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      The lights are my favorite decoration.
      Enjoy your day and new week!

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  5. Today your holiday specials are fantastic. From the scenery & sky to your mini trees & cardinal & blue jay.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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  6. I love your little trees. They make a pretty table display.

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      I only wanted an easy display, I am glad I found these trees on Amazon.
      Enjoy your day and new week!

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  7. Love your little trees, especially with the star fish, pelican, heron, and Tiffiny lamp. Great combination. Hoping you all continue to have a wonderful December, safe and enjoying the birds!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      I do love my sea shell collection, now they are part of my Xmas display.
      Enjoy your day and new week!

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  8. Gorgeous photos and I love your decorations. Stay safe and warm Eileen!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    I enjoyed seeing the sunset and admire your Christmas decorations. They will give the right atmosphere.
    But also that pretty red Cardinal looks like a decoration! Lol!
    All the best. Have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your visits!
      Have a happy week!

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  10. the cardinal is perfect for a Christmas card and I love those trees, email me where you got them. i have been looking at trees simiilar, to leave out minus ornaments. I think they are perfect. Next year I am going back to CB tree.

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      I like keeping my decorating simple this year.
      Have a great day, happy new week!

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  11. ...those blue skies sure perked me up.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  12. I like those little trees! When I'm out in the forest, I always point out trees that would make a perfect Christmas tree...just for fun! Love the birds and that fabulous sky! Holiday hugs!

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    1. Thanks Diane!
      My Christmas decorations are simple and easy this year!
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  13. Hi Eileen,
    Fantastic photos of the places you visit and the birds.
    I loved your Christmas decoration.
    I like soft and simple tones, but elegant like yours.
    Hugs and a nice week.
    Ailime

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    1. Thank you Ailime, for the comment and visit.
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  14. you and i are so lucky to have such beautiful yard birds...the image of the cardinal in stunning, i have been seeing a lot too!! the skies here have been gorgeous too, these pictures are lovely!! and the fairy lights are so pretty!! you stay safe as well, be careful and be happy!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! It is snowing here and the Cardinals look so bright and pretty.
      Take care, have a great new week!

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    2. snow??? really??? i still have my fingers crossed for wednesday night - i hope we get some!!

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  15. Great photos, Eileen. I love your little trees, they are cute and simple. I like simple this year. I think the blue jay looks a little irritated, he probably wants faster service. :)
    Have a wonderful new week, take care and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      I am all for simple this year!
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  16. Hi Eileen, Neat photos, as always. Your Christmas trees are sweet! Love the Dec 9 sunset! The Prettyboy reservoir looks like a great place for walks. I think you have shown us some of that area before, and I will not get tired of that. I smiled when you said, "Hubby and I will have Christmas dinner just the two of us, I am not sure what is on the menu." Sounds like me and mine. :-) Have a happy day and week ahead! John

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    1. Thank you John! I do appreciate your comments.
      We are trying to figure out a meal that is tasty, easy and healthy.
      The reservoir area is my neighborhood, I can take a short walk to the lake.
      Take care, have a great new week!

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  17. I think the little trees are just right. The Cardinals are always a favorite. Hope your week is good.

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  18. I so love the sunset photos...and I wzbtvto see your little tree on the computer!

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  19. Love your little trees w lights - the red cardinal is gorgeous and so is the blue jar

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      I hope you have a great week!

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  21. Beautiful 'mish mash' of photos ~ Happy Week to you. ^_^

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. That cardinal is so pretty. What fun to see them in your yard. Those are cute little trees with lights. Fun way to light up that space. Those skies are so pretty. Hope you have a good week rain or snow!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      I am happy with the cute little trees.
      I hope you have a great week!

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  23. Love the first collage. The water shot is spectacular. I never see cardinals here though they are on the island sometimes. Sigh!

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  24. Eileen - 6 to 12 inches for you? Wow - that would be major. Pretty to look at it from the inside! Love your cardinal and jay photos. We have three Canada Jays that are making regular visits to our feeders. So handsome! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  25. Happy Shadow Photo - Excellent Post Today - Thank You - Stay Strong

    Cheers

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  26. Love your little trees with the fairy lights - so cute and pretty. We did get a regular tree this year. It's in the house and half the lights are on it (the other half would light...so more needed...). I'm excited for the snow! Stay warm and safe.

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    1. Thank you Vera!
      I do love the lights, I just didn't want to deal with all the ornaments on a big tree.
      I hope you have a great week!

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  27. I miss the cardinals from when I lived back East. They are such gorgeous birds. And here in the California mountains, we have scrub jays, very noisy birds, but no blue jays. It sounds like you are ready for Christmas. I will be spending mine alone with my dogs. A different holiday for sure, but it will be OK.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      I would love to see the Scrub Jays too. Give those dogs some extra hugs.
      I hope you have a great week!

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  28. In my corner of the world we had rain about a week ago. Since the temperature is well below zero the rain coated everything with a layer of ice. I can't walk on the stuff.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      The ice is scary to walk on, stay safe.
      I hope you have a great week!

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  29. Beautiful photos. Nice to be able to walk around the water. At times I miss walking around the lake where we used to live.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      We do love living close to the lake here, great trails all around.
      I hope you have a great week!

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  30. lovely mosaics and birds. Beautiful sunset also. You had a little snow, we have only rain so far. I wish for some sunshine so I can take some better pictures. Covid situation is now at the same level as it was in spring so christmas will not be that fun :) But so far my family is healthy.
    Take care.

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      I hope you have some sunny days. Stay safe and be well.
      I hope you have a great week!

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  31. Beautiful photos and mosaics. Happy Monday

    Much💗love

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    1. Thank you Gillena!
      I hope you have a great week!

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  32. Hello Eileen, your Christmas decorations are beautiful. Hey cute is that Cardinal - what a great pop of red! Love the photos of your walk.
    I'm closing my blog for the year, sorry I haven't been around very much of late.
    Sending you my warmest good wishes, stay safe and all the best Sue xx

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    1. Thank you Sue!
      I hope you can stay in touch some way! Merry Christmas, I wish you all the best in 2021!
      Take care and stay safe!
      I hope you have a great week!

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  33. Oh my. The cardinal is beautiful! So is the blue jay, which we have here. Do you feed him peanuts? They love peanuts. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful, woodsy home. Enjoy the season.

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    1. Hello Ann,
      Thank you fro the visit and comment! It is so nice to see you posting again.
      Have a great week ahead!

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  34. Beautiful post and loved all pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  35. Such pretty shots. Love that cardinal shot!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      I hope you have a great week!

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  36. Hope you have a lovely Christmas Eileen - thanks for all your support throughout the year as usual. I have loved your comments and seeing all your critters especially the little birds!
    Merry Christmas
    Wren x

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    1. Hello Wren,
      Thank you for all your visits and comments this past year!
      I hope you have a great week!

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  37. Hi Eileen :) I love that photo of the cardinal! :) Your "fire road" walks are just beautiful, how nice to have such a beautiful spot to wander. I love the little trees too, we're not doing a tree this year, mainly because there is no room for it until we reorganize the house a little bit. But I hope to find my box of Christmas decorations this week in the big pile of boxes lol! :)

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    1. Thank you Rain! The cardinals are beautiful, they looked pretty yesterday in our first snow.
      I do have a big xmas tree and lots of ornaments, I did not feel like dealing with it this year.
      Take care, thanks for visiting. Have a happy day!

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  38. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pistures of that nature are.
    And the picture of that northern cardinal is so fantastic. A good shot and so wonderful.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thanks so much Marco!
      Take care, have a great week ahead.

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  39. Pienso que debes de tener la naturaleza muy cerca y eso te permite hacer grandes paseos por ella.

    Las fotos desde tu terraza, ten permitido captar unas buenas puestas de sol, con hermosas tonalidades.

    Debe de estar muy alegre tu jardín, con la visita de esas bellas aves.

    Que tengas una buena semana.

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Yes, we are surrounded by nature and the forest.
      Have a happy day!

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  40. Hi Eileen,
    beautiful pictures of the sunrise. The sky really has a beautiful glow and is on fire :-) The birds and especially the red cardinal are great to see :-))))
    I wish you a nice week.
    Greetings, Helma

    PS You can also link my posts.
    I really can't get it done since the new blogger,
    The link is stuck in the window and will not be posted :-(

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    1. Thanks Helma! I appreciate the comment and the link.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  41. I cannot believe that Cardinal - the color! Amazing.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia!
      Take care, have a happy week!

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  42. I like how the colors changed in your sunset pictures. We, too, have Christmas shopping and decorating completed. I believe it will be just the two of us for Christmas dinner.

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    1. Thanks Linda!
      It is neat to see the colors change so quickly in the sky, just minutes apart.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  43. wonderful sun and sky over the Prettyboy reservoir....look a good place to walk.

    Blue Jay is one of beautiful birds...love the color combines.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  44. I enjoyed reading, Eileen. Especially the lovely red Cardinal. A wonderful Christmas Post, thank you for sharing. I love the mood in your captures.

    Stay healthy and well, dear blogfriend.

    Happy MosaicMonday

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    1. Thank you Heidrun!
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  45. Cardinals and Blue Jays are pretty common these days..They will look pretty in the upcoming snow storm..I like your little trees..I'm with you..Why go to a lot of trouble when nobody will be able to share with you..Happy Holidays ..Stay safe..

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      The snow is coming, later today hopefully not too much.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  46. Love the Cardinal & the Jay! I put up a small tree but have all of my mum's vintage ornaments sitting in boxes.

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  47. Lovely sky shots! Your cardinal and bluejay photos are terrific! I struggled with the big tree this year, I am downsizing next year for sure!

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  48. The cardinal looks particularly dignified.

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  49. Such lovely views! Thanks for sharing. The cardinal is the state bird back home and it was my Daddy's favorite. Every time I see on it makes me smile.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thank you Dawn!
      I do love my Cardinals.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  50. Agrada llegar aquí. Me encanta la puesta de sol y el Cardenal.Gracias por compartir vuestros paseos.
    Buen miércoles Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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  51. Beautiful photos Eileen, I love the cardinal in your garden. The christmas trees are very beautiful. We are in a lockdown at the moment since wednesday. All the shops are closed.

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      Take care and stay safe!
      Have a happy day!

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  52. Northern cardinals is my favourite and I liked the blog all together .

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  53. What a lovely post to see.
    A wonderful selection of photographs.

    Hoping you are having a good week, the days seem to be flying by so quickly.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      The days are going by quickly.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  54. Those trees with the fairy lights are the cutest things ever! So cheery. And I love all your sweet bird photos, as always. Especially that cardinal and jay!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      I love my cute trees.
      Take care, have a happy day!

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  55. Very beautiful
    really like the beautiful bird

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