Saturday, December 18, 2010

Feel the Heat - Summer is here - Santa is on his way #4

Feel the heat, we certainly have been having some hot days over the past few weeks. We are experiencing the type of  weather we would normally have in  February, and the humidity has been unbearable. At present we are having drizzly rain showers, and although you would think this would bring some relief, it doesn't reduce the humidity. The farmers are already crying "drought" and the fields around us are looking parched.
 This field is around the corner from our house, and is looking very brown, this was taken a week ago.


The count down to Christmas is now into days, the Christmas tree is up and we have resolved the issue with the timer for the outside lights.
As I was putting the finishing touches to the tree, which I might add has taken me all week to do, I started thinking about the things on the tree that are traditional and have special meaning..


These decorations I bought a few years ago in memory of the pets that are no longer with us,

This paper star,  Samantha made for me when she was five, has adorned our Christmas Trees for the past 26 years...


And of course every Christmas I get my collection of Angels out and display them around our lounge..
These are two of my favourites..




Our Christmas Tree is adorned with Angels, bells and Christmas balls...



What traditions do you have at Christmas? Do you have special decorations that go on your tree every year?

10 comments:

Dorothy

It still seems funny to have Christmas while it's hot! (sorry about that) Your ornaments are precious, especially the 26 year old star. I use the same things I've used and collected over the years. One is a candy cane drawn, colored and cut out, made by my 22 year old granddaughter when she was about five. Another is an actual candy cane made up as Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer,made by my grandson who is now in college. I have to keep using these every year!

Jeanne

Angela...so beautiful! I have similar traditions and started to think of them last night and am still thinking. I fear the list is long but like you I collect ornaments with a special memory in mind :)

Best wishes Angela to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and stay cool! I can't believe I am saying that when it is -4C outside!!

Jeanne xxx

Melissa

Wow your tree is beautiful.
Dru and I haven't had a tree the past 2 years, so I can't remember.

Suz

Angels and bells...what could be better?
i love reindeer ...just reindeers
the beast of christmas for me

but that would be the donkey and cow..now wouldn't it
Hmmm. I guess I'm a heathen after all..hee hee

lifeinredshoes

Sorry about the heat wave. Too hot or too cold, neither is comfortable:(
Traditions....so many, but they are quickly changing as my girls grow up and make lives for themselves. It's harder than I thought it would be?
The tree, the same every year. Ornaments that have been collected over the years. Nothing matchy matchy, just lovingly placed and adored:)

Sarah

I agree with Dorothy about how strange Christmas in the heat would seem. Your decorations are really pretty. I usually get all mine out but somehow this year I didn't feel like it. So I made a few. I do like a tree though and always have lots of lights. Hope the weather cools off a bit!

Helen

Merry Christmas from Bend Oregon USA ... I love the tradition of hanging the same ornaments year after year ... plus one new one each year.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival

What beautiful memories you have hanging on your tree, I've just never gotten into it. When your husband comes home drunk every Christmas eve, it sorta takes the fun out of it, but now that he's outta the picture, I hold Christmas decorating every year in my heart...it's a beautiful place to visit once a year, many memories there!

Have a wonderful holiday friend...I almost hate to say it...but enjoy the heat of summer...I can't wait!

s

cathycan

I can imagine a trip to the beach being a Christmas tradition! The world is so big!! and wonderful!
Merry Christmas!

Jingle

Hope you well, season's greetings!

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