Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tis the season....

I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because I've felt chilly and a sense of pending winter since the end of August but I have been SO very ready to play Christmas music since Halloween. I have been resisting, however, and only playing subversive Christmas music - unusual and ancient carols, modern songs that have more to do with advent and classical Christmas concertos.... stuff like that. And, boy, oh, boy has it put a spring in my step to get the house together - scrubbed from top to bottom - rearranged - all 'ready'.... which is why I think that what I've really been doing this November is subversive Christmas decorating. Whatever and whichever it is, I don't want to rush anything!


No need to rush.... Thanksgiving is here!!!


I can hardly believe it!

In less than twenty four hours, we will be legitimately listening to our authorized, traditional, beginning-of-the-season Christmas music. Just the thought of it gives me the warm fuzzies (possibly because the first CD we always play is 'sung' by a bear and a moose.... don't know.... could be that....)


in the meantime, thankfully, we have traditional Thanksgiving music to listen to.

The Thanksgiving gathering, tomorrow, will be next door, up the hill, at Grandma's house. Always a warm and peaceful time. I get to set the table, this year! (I'll make sure to take pictures. =])

but, most importantly....

what am I most thankful for?

Well, I don't think that I could put it quite in to words but a sure hope and peace - deep down in the secret, quiet places of my heart - is definitely part of 'it'. I really can't express it and don't think that I want to anyway - I just know it's there and am glad for it!

... and, of course, I love my family!!! =]

I would love to know you're thankful for, this year.... =]

Wishing a happy Thanksgiving to you all!

...and much joy, too!!!



  1. I'm so thankful to have witnessed your wonderful talent as a photographer grow with each passing season. Your photos are just beautiful! Happy Happy Thanksgiving Katy!

  2. Oh, thank you, Julie!!! That is so encouraging!! =]


  3. I just dropped in here:)
    I must admit that I don't feel Christmas atmosphere yet, although the shops and street are more and more decorated... to early for me
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  4. I love Christmas music and have been listening to it for over 3 weeks now. But I stop listening to it on Boxing day. And I take down my tree on Boxing day. Don't know why ~ just always have!
    Lovely photos Katy ~ I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Catherine

  5. All your photo are eye candy, dear Kathy Noelle. Nature is beautiful and you captured it perfectly pretty!
    How have you been?
    Love for a Wonderful Weekend x

  6. Dear Katy,

    Hope you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving?! I know exactly what you mean by 'being ready for Christmas'. Most of the years I have that feeling too. I always find it difficult to wait! In Holland we celebrate Sinterklaas on the 5th of December. As soon as the Holly man sets sail for Spain (he is coming by steam boat), I collect my boxes with decorations from the attic :-)

    I am grateful for a lot of things: blue skies, flowers, snow, my garden, beautiful dresses, the lovely house we live in, my sweet friends & colleagues, but mostly for my family and the love we share :-).

    Wish you a wonderful week! Have fun decorating :-)

    Madelief x


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