Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas time

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime. “ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Merry Christmas to all my friends and family from everywhere.

Sky Watch has been a great find, to travel around the world seeing what everyone is sharing from their view of the sky is the best fun.

Monday, December 15, 2008


“Far away there in the sunshine are my brightest aspirations. I may not reach them all but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and follow them where ever they may lead. “ Louisa May Alcott

Sky Watch Friday is the best fun, you get to travel all over the world to see the sky from different perspectives, and apologies for all the northern hemisphere viewers who will be complaining about the quantity of sunshine we are showing off this week.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Christmas

Quote from 1836 - The Pickwick Papers

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home” Charles Dickens

Our sky has been rather overcast for the last few days but thought we would share this view framed with what the locals call poinsettia tree as they burst out in red flowers the first week of December. click to enlarge

For the arm chair travel enthusiasts click links for Sky Watch Friday and her little sister My World to see what 100s of bloggers from around the world are sharing with us this week.

Thanks for your kind comments about the photo of the sky through the red trees, it has other names including Royal Poinciana and if you are in NSW they would call it a Flame Tree as in the Cold Chisel song lyrics.

A French themed card for a travelling friend.

I do like working on cards this time of year, little canvas to send messages to special friends.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sunshine & Joy

"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the whole wide world's joy. “ Henry Ward Beecher

A bit like Sky Watch Friday, nothing but lots of lovely photos of the sky as seen from different corners of the world. I was lucky this week and got to enjoy a little sunshine.

Lots of folks are counting down to holidays, Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice, what ever you might be celebrating, hope it is a good one.

Louise from the Cape is hosting a bloggers Christmas Party and Mary Ann is hosting a flicker Holiday Party to help get you in the spirit of things.

Some of this year’s Christmas cards ready to take flight.