Wednesday, December 05, 2007

It's Beginning. . .

. . .to look a lot like Christmas!

(Sorry, since I have now embedded that song in your brain for the remainder of your day.)

Considering our holiday schedule this year, and our impending trip to London, we decorated our house earlier than usual for Christmas. But, until today, I wasn't really in a Christmas mood.

Oh, I had the radio tuned to an XM channel that played lovely classical Christmas carols all day, and the house smelled of bayberry and pine. But my mood hadn't kicked into Christmas mode. And then, today, it did.

It snowed!

I am bemused at how much snow puts me in a Christmas spirit. Having grown up in the southern hemisphere, where Christmas falls in the middle of summer, I should be able to find any weather Christmas worthy. But somehow, the mental picture I have of Christmas is very Dickensian, and it absolutely requires snow.

So, today sets the mood.

Even the one cat and the dog got into the mood.

Inside and outside, all decorated for Christmas.

Daytime and night all set for Christ-

Now, if I could just get the baking, the shopping, the Christmas card sending all done. Then, I'd really be in the mood.


Anonymous said...

It snowed here too. Coincidental? We've been working on our Annual Letter for a couple of weeks. We hope to get yours to you before you leave. When is that? You've probably told us, but at 88 years of age my fogetter works overtime.
Love Father "C" (Note "C" does not stand for Christmas)

JeanMac said...

I love your decorated outdoor lantern and all the rest.

Anvilcloud said...

Got lots here. I'm feeling it.

mon@rch said...

It is looking very much like Christmas on your blog! Love your spirit here!

Mary said...

Thanks for helping me get the spirit, too. You know I spent my life with snow in December...

All decorated here and the only weather that helps enhance my spirit are a few clouds :o)

You have a lovely home, Donna.

Beverly said...

It does indeed look a lot like Christmas. I'm getting ready to have Christmas with Ella this weekend when my daughter Sarah arrives.

I'm not sure that too many decorations are going up at my house after I get home...but I may change my mind once I get back.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

You seem to be well on your way into getting the Christmas spirit. We have 16 inches of snow on the ground here and still no interest in Christmas.

I assume it is London, England you are heading for. Lucky you. I have a niece who is moving there after Christmas, in a career move, to work in the Science Museum there.

RuthieJ said...

Looks good, Donna! Your still way ahead of me. I love all your different candles.

Climenheise said...

I need to finish papers before I think too much about Christmas -- although we've had two special advent services, and a banquet tonight, and so much more coming. The snow of course has been here for awhile. Along with several nights at minus 20 F. I love Manitoba!

Cathy said...

Donna. It's beautiful. My theory on Christmas decorating seems to agree with yours. More candles, more greenery and the gentle reminder of the nativity scene. Oh, yes. And, if possible, paw prints in the snow :0) Merry Christmas, dear.