Setting the table at Matt and Gina's for Christmas dinner.
G's Maine Coon Cat, T-Baby.
The old tobacco barn throws a long shadow onto the bleached grass of December.
Colors seemed clear and bold at noon on Christmas day.
The flower gardens are only a memory of summer.
Seed heads of purple coneflower.
Christmas Eve morning, sharp and frosty.
Breakfast for a cold morning: waffles with a topping of blackberries from our garden [via the freezer] maple syrup and a side of turkey bacon.
Bobby McGee displays his white tummy and fat paws, while Mima sleeps beside him.
What a dear little face!
Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Bobby Mac is a little doll, Mima is so sweet.
Have a wonderful New Year.
Take care and hugs
Vicki; 'Bobby Mac" sounds like a great nickname for our funny cat. Mima is sweet and pretty, but an utter simpleton--I'm sure we've all had a cat like that!Delete
I love the glimpse into your Christmas, and I see that the cats were more than happy to join in the fun. I am slightly bemused by the sort of "sweet and sour" elements of your breakfast but I bet it kept you going all day. The blackberries look HUGE! So do Bobby McGee's feet - he must be mostly Maine Coone surely?!ReplyDelete
Jennie; No idea of the 3 boy cat's parentage--two long-haired [three if you count the neighborhood stray] and Edward who is of a different 'build' and sleek.Delete
No 'sweet and sour' as the berries are sweetened and made into a thickened sauce.
I love the Maine Voon Cat he looks very feisty.ReplyDelete
Your breakfast looks yummy, its funny but here we don't tend to put sweet with savoury, the blackberries would possibly only be used in a pie or made into wine.
Look forward to your 2014 posts Sharon.
Briony, Interesting that you and Jennie, both from the UK, found the berries an odd part of our breakfast. It is a common topping here for waffles or pancakes, served in restaurants that specialize in a good breakfast menu. In season we also put fresh berries on top of a waffle--you should try it!Delete
What a lovely Christmas post, family, critters, food, winter vistas.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful 2014.
Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady
Rainey; Our Christmas was very simple--mostly the collaboration on a lovely dinner. I've given up trying to decorate around the cat population!Delete
A lovely post, - peace and happiness be with you in this new year.ReplyDelete
Happy new year S, thanks for a great year of blogging. May 2014 bring you all good things xxReplyDelete
Kath; Thank you--I look forward to your continued 'visits!' I hope your New Year sees you fully settled in your refurbed home and blissfully crafting.Delete
The waffles with blackberries look especially wonderful to me. I also like your new header.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year.
Lillian; If you've read the above comments you've noted that our English friends are astonished by the American habit of putting berries on waffles! My husband likes the frozen berries made into a sauce and merely dumped on toast!Delete
I love all the photos. I love older homes especially with natural woodwork. I know it's nosy but I would have loved to see a photo in that front living room. What you showed was very pretty. Happy New Year to you!ReplyDelete
Softie; Not sure how many photos I might have of daughter G.'s house. I am the lover of natural woodwork, G. prefers white. My house has the white!Delete
Isn't that always the way! LolDelete
Lovely sunshine and lovely cats. Happy New Year to you and all your family! xReplyDelete
Em; sunshine has been in short supply this winter--we cherish it when ever it happens.Delete