Christmas beauty

Ever wish you had the formula? You know the one that others seem to have for making the holidays merry and bright. 

They can’t seem to get enough of Christmas parades, Christmas parties, breakfasts with Santa, Christmas plays and on and on. Whew, makes me tired just writing about it.

That is their way of connecting with and celebrating the season. And that is fantastic.

For me the, joy of the season is finding the beauty of Christmas in a quieter way.

And that comes in the form of creating something of beauty. It might be decorating the home, making chocolate covered pretzels for the kids. Shopping with my love to buy gifts for the family ……… A cozy dinner party with friends to reflect on the beauty of Christ and the gifts He brought to us…. beautiful things.

A  Sunday night Candle lit supper…lighting candles of hope, peace and hope…it’s all beauty.

This year I’ve been blessed with time to be inspired and create a winter collection of art.

Merry Christmas!











I may have to put my paint brushes away for now. Finding the beauty of Christmas will shift into high gear creating meals and goodies to share with friends and family and I’ll savor the moments in a quiet, peaceful way.. that’s my style.
















Old Man Winter


Old Man Winter keeps showing up …….. uninvited… but I must say he turns our drab

scenery into a magical looking winter land.


I have not been out driving in this, but I bundled up and wandered out for a quick walk around my neighborhood.

I snap a few pictures with the  old camera. I didn’t risk taking my new Canon Rebel with me because, as you

can see, the snow was  still falling.



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These guys looked so cold. I don’t know why they weren’t taking shelter in the nearby barn.


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Aren’t the cedars beautiful? They remind me of flocked Christmas trees.



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Can you see the duck at the edge of the water to the left?


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Mr. Snowman in a neighbor’s yard


As a kid, we use to make snow ice cream.

The recipe was pretty simple

  • snow
  • sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla flavoring

It was so good.

Is it still safe to do this?


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Looking forward to the weekend when the temps will be high enough

to melt the snow and ice.


Hope you are staying safe and warm.