Wednesday, 24 December 2014

It's beginning to look...

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas with decorations showing up in
the woods and in parks, seemingly random acts of decoration, but someone has taken time
and care with them.

Thank you, I am sure they bring smiles to a lot of faces.

This one takes advantage of a rather odd shaped tree and was about a 1/2 mile down a trail and
took planning because whoever did this needed a ladder.

..and a battery pack.

This tree is decorated every year in December and then the decorations disappear again in

Here's a look at the whole tree.

Of course nature provides beautiful decorations too,

...and occasionally even building materials for winter fun.

These children are taking full advantage of a snowfall (taken last winter).

This is one of "our" Anna's hummingbirds that visits feeders each day throughout the year


and provided inspiration for my Christmas card this year:

"Santa Anna" (a watercolour)

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy,

your heart with love,

and your life with laughter.

Merry Christmas!

Well that is all I have for this week, hope you are all keeping well, take care of yourselves,
Happy Whimsy Wednesday,


  1. Beautiful images of all the xmas trees, the children and the little one, [Hummingbird]. I love the painting wearing a beautiful cap.

  2. The tree is just great.
    Happy Christmas Gillian.

  3. It all looks wonderful Gillian... it's just a bit cold and damp here.
    At my brothers for Christmas day... they always have a lovely day planned.

    I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and I hope 2015 is kind to you. Hugs Andrew xx

  4. oh, santa anna made me laugh! so sweet! love all the mystery park decorations! what a neat thing to do! merry christmas, gillian!

  5. Thank you for sharing these unusual Christmas trees. My favourite is the tree on the beach. Happy Christmas to you Gillian!

  6. Merry Christmas, Gillian! Cute hummingbird dressed in a Santa hat!

  7. Season's Greetings to you. Santa Anna is perfect!

  8. What a beautiful post, Gillian! I especially love the hummingbird and the trees that took that extra special effort. We have seen the one with those beautiful blue decorations many times, and once, met the siblings of a sister remembered so fondly in this way each year. Thank you for spending time with us at Harrison's. I love your pictures. They'll be in tomorrow's post, if that is okay with you.

  9. Love love that painting! It is stunning! Such a beautiful and festive post. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!

  10. Have a wonderful Christmas, Gillian ~ Now I'll be picturing all my visiting Hummers with cute Santa Anna hats :) Terrific picture.

  11. The bird with a little Santa’s hat truly is a superb painting, Gillian! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Looks like this year Vancouver is one of best spots to celebrate a non-white Christmas.

  12. What fun decorations!! Belated Merry Christmas!!

  13. The decorations are fun and a great surprise when out on a walk. Lovely Christmas card. Merry Christmas to you and all the best for the coming year.

  14. Fun holiday images and shots. I love the hummer elf.