Friday, January 04, 2008

Twelfth Day

As quickly as it descended upon us, Christmas has been and gone. It was the twelfth day of Christmas this weekend and so my tree has been packed away for another year. I love having my tree up. During winter in the south of the UK we get many grey, damp dreary days and the tree, with it's glowing lights always helps to make my home feel cosy somehow.


I took some photos of the ornaments on my tree while playing with my new macro lens which I got for Christmas and I thought I would post a few here. My tree is decorated with fruits and birds (with the odd glittery star) and I have a white dove of peace to top the tree. The pic above is of one of my new little birds and the one below is of one that I have had for some years.

I just love the little glittery red bird in the photo below with his flamboyant tail and red breast.

Another little bird ornament below. In total I have twelve birds on the tree including the glittery one in the photo below.

The fruit on the tree are apples, pears and berries in red and gold. I always love how the glow of the little lights make them shine.


I always miss my tree at first. Afterwards it always seems like the room is much bigger with a big empty space where the tree was. It also signifies the end of Christmas which I love, and a return to normal everyday life. But you know, in a way that isn't a bad thing as Christmas wouldn't be a special time of year if it was all year. Christmas time always has a warm feel to it for me. People seem to be in a better mood but perhaps I look at it with the rose tinted spectacles of my childhood? For now though, the tree, the birds and the other decorations are packed away back in the loft ready to come down in eleven months time or so. Not that long to Christmas now folks, as you know how quickly the years go by these days! :)

14 comments:

R. Sherman said...

Nice photos. I'd love to see the whole creation. I'm sure it's marvelous.

But I suppose I must wait until next year.

Cheers.

Linda said...

Your tree must be absolutely lovely...just the little bits I see through your lens make me more curious to see the entire thing!

Melody said...

Oh my your decorations are amazing! No wonder you miss it. Can you come and decorate my tree this year? You obviously do a terrific job at it...

kenju said...

I wanted to see all of your tree too!

I do like the birds, and I have a few on my tree (when I do a large tree). One of them is a crystal hummingbird, and another is a cardinal made of red felt tht someone made and gave my mom back in the 50's.

Sarch said...

Wow BK, your tree is beautiful. No wonder you look forward to having it up.

A great post my friend...thank you.

Sarch said...

Tech question BK...do you use "Large" size when you upload photos? I cannot figure out why many times my photos will not enlarge when you click on them.

moon said...

Beautiful ornaments! Would love to have seen the whole thing, are u teasing us till next year?! lol..
I also ..love having the tree up..sparkling..the xmas spirit permiating the house..but I am also very relieved when its all packed away, till next yr..like u said, its back to normal time...also, looking forward to spring coming..winter to end, the new year to bring us new experiences...all a state of mind really lol.

Mar said...

Such beautiful shots, Bobkat!! Love your tree ornaments, I have never seen birds decorating a Xmas tree. It looks lovely!
Congrats on your new lens, what fun!

Ps said...

Lovely pictures of the ornaments.
Wishing you a postive, vibrant and a happy new year Bob-kat.Hope this year is LOTS better that the last.

utenzi said...

I'm surprised Bob-kat doesn't chew on those bird ornaments, B-K. Maybe he doesn't realize they're birds.

rashbre said...

I like the tree and the bird theme. Strangely enough, I took a few pix of the tree here before it was dismantled too - with similar thoughts about the end of the season.

Oooh and a nice macro lens! Great fun for you!

Julie Schuler said...

I love birds on a Christmas tree! Unfortunately, my cats tend to get at mine.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Dear B-K, I love love LOVE, your tree and the very beauitiful and imaginative ornaments...Birds and Fruits....And all little works of "art"....! Now that is a tree I wish I could see..In Person---Up Close! But barrng that, these pictures set such a lovely festive Beautiful mood...A Perfect Christmas Tree if there ever was one!

Shephard said...

Very pretty. I like the birds a lot! And beaded ornaments are so pretty; very classy. :)
~S