Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We Wish You a Merry Christmas . . .

We Wish You a Merry Christmas . . .

We Wish You a Merry Christmas . . .

And a Happy New Year!

By the edge of SE Forest

By our little Avenue,

Stands the home of Mr and Shady,

dwellers of shade; he and she.

There behind us grows the forest,

Grows the varied types of oak trees;

Grows the oaks with leaves upon them;

In the forest lives the wildlife,

deer, and fox, and many birds,

Live the bright and singing wild birds.

Singing brightly without words . . .

(toying with Hiawatha - forgive me

H. W. Longfellow!)

Yet, may the words of my endeavor,

Find YOU well this time of year,

Find you prosperous and merry;

And may we all find ways to share

(our bounteous good fortune).

A Very Merry Christmas 2010!

Best wishes to you.

May you enjoy the company of family and friends.

May you enjoy safe travel.

May our blogging bring us back together in the new year!

Shady Gardener


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Love your wildlife tree ornaments!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

LC said...

I'm not seeing much snow in these lovely photos! Hope to have good weather to drive to Iowa to see the grandkids at some point... may you have a very merry Christmas! Larry

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Merry Christmas!!

jo©o said...

Thanks Shady, and the same wishes for you.

I like your tall trunked tree with all the pretty decorations.
In another few weeks, all the hard outdoor labour will start agai :-), so rest up while you can.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a pretty nature inspired tree! I think I remember you cut one out of your yard last year?
Merry Christmas to you,Shady, and the Mr :)

Rosemary said...

Shady wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Loved your Poetry!

Rose said...

Thank you, Shady, and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you as well!

By the way, the grands were over yesterday for our traditional cookie-baking afternoon, and we also made some gingerbread houses for the birds from your instructions. They were a big hit with the kids! I'm sure the birds will love them, too. Happy Holidays!

shirl said...

Hi there Shady, nice tree! I see you have my fav, Cardinals on it too :-)

Thanks for your Christmas wishes :-) Just wanted to pop by tonight to wish you a Merry Christmas and all my best wishes for 2011 :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Hope each of you enjoyed a Merry Christmas! :-)