Imitating Mother Nature

Mother Nature's Christmas decorations

Mother Nature’s Christmas decorations

Yesterday afternoon, as the sun hit the Christmas decorations adorning the yard and home of the neighbor across the street, the sparkle and shimmer reminded me of the morning frost at sunrise.  I delighted in the idea that Christmas decorations are a way of imitating Mother Nature’s glitz and glam.  You might think I was the first person to think of this idea.  You’d be wrong, of course, but you might think it based on how delighted I was with the thought.

During the blue hour

During the blue hour

Our Very Important People are going to begin arriving this evening.  Our wonderful sons, their lovely wives, and our beautiful granddaughters are all coming in for an early Christmas celebration.  M and I will put the tree up tonight, wrap the presents, and pile them under the tree.  The kids and grandkids can decorate the tree tomorrow.

Yesterday morning

Yesterday morning

We’ll exchange gifts tomorrow, too, and have our big Christmas dinner.  I’m looking forward to every moment of it, if one can really look forward to a future moment.



I haven’t been out for my walk yet today.  I’ll get out there around sunset since I missed the morning golden hour.  It’s a pretty day.  Chilly, but bright and sunny.  Would you believe it’s going to be in the 50’s on Sunday?  It’s a little late in the year for that.

Ice (on the pond) and frost

Ice (on the pond) and frost

Well, I don’t have much more to add.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Do you have any plans (big or otherwise) for the weekend?

Ice, frost, and shadows

Ice, frost, and shadows

Wishing you a delightful and magical weekend no matter what your plans (or lack thereof).  🙂

Winter flowers

Winter flowers


32 Comments on “Imitating Mother Nature”

  1. Phil Lanoue says:

    Fantastic series! I really like ice and frost on the pond!

  2. Ellen says:

    well … my plans for this weekend: if it`s not raining, I`m going to paint the walls of the terrace, if it`s raining, I`m going to clean up … and for fun? I`m going to grab a book and finish it, it`s taking me time and I do like it.
    Have fun and enjoy!!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Ellen. 🙂 I think your weekend sounds fab, especially the book part. I think that’s what I’ll do next weekend — grab a book and enjoy.

  3. dearrosie says:

    Robin each and every one of your pictures are brilliant. I don’t know how you manage to photograph the same area in a different way every day!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you so much, Rosie. 🙂 I’m not sure how I manage it either, truth be told. It all started in September of 2012 when I took on the challenge of getting outside every day. At first I was excited. Then I got bored and thought there was no way I could keep up posting photos every single day because it would get so dull. Shortly after that I realized that something new happens every single day and none of it is dull. I’m not quite sure how that switch happened, but I am grateful for it. 😀

  4. dearrosie says:

    oh oh I clicked the post comment by mistake before I said:
    Sounds as though you’re going to a happy holiday weekend with your family.

  5. mobius faith says:

    Excellent. I love these shots. Makes it feel like winter. I also love the second to the last image. Makes me think of the Ice Capades. 🙂

  6. Hope you have a wonderful early Christmas with your sons and their families, Robin! Looks nice and frosty there on the pond!

  7. artsifrtsy says:

    Is that Queen Anne’s Lace in the first two shots – it’s all gone here. Lovely set.

  8. Lovely “decorations” Robin – you get such great hoar frost round your pond. Have a wonderful celebration!

  9. dadirri7 says:

    have a wonderful time robin, love the glitzy frost, reminds me of an advent calendar i had as a child 🙂

  10. Chloe says:

    have a wonderful time with your family ❤

  11. The tree is outside, waiting to come in…we’ll decorate on Sunday, while it rains and pours.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. aFrankAngle says:

    Have the bestus festus with your family … enjoy … but also thanks for sharing the frost. 🙂

  13. Karma says:

    Your frosty photos are lovely. I’m happy to see something pretty this morning; much needed considering the news of the last day.
    I’m just curious, do you have such an early Christmas because your family members are spread out too far to make visiting closer to the actual day difficult?

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Karma. 🙂

      Travel is part of the reason we had an early Christmas. But we also have to contend/compete with in-laws, work, and other holiday plans that our grown-up children are involved with. Our granddaughters are often booked up with plans too (dance lessons or recitals, swim lessons, soccer, etc.). It might have been different if I’d had daughters, although I can’t be sure about that. Sons don’t seem to have the need to spend a lot of time visiting their moms the way daughters do.

  14. That first one is so warm and gold!! Very nice!

  15. Kathy says:

    Like! Sparkle! Beauty! Merry Merry Christmas season, Robin. May nature celebrate with us. Wait a minute, nature is already celebrating. The light is about the tilt back in our hemisphere’s favor really soon. Sacred days the next week or so. So much possible for self-realization!

  16. “Ice and frost on the pond” is simply magic

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