I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday! The Mistress got back yesterday and is happy to report had a wonderful time off. And was pleasantly surprised with a white Christmas Eve. Just enough to make it all look like a winter wonderland, including my scarf.....
Before heading to dinner at the Aunt and Uncle's place, where we would feast on Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, I always go for a walk with Buster and my Mother's dog, Lady. There is just something about a calm, quiet, walk on Christmas Eve, where everything for some reason seems right with the world. Even Buster enjoys the snow, though he may need some walking goggles.
And how pretty and crystal like do the trees look?
Before heading back to the ancestral home, and after the dark set in I captured these pictures looking up into the woods, while the snow fell, with my flash. How cool and haunting all at once..........
The walk was quiet beautiful, but bitterly cold, one where it was hard to warm up again.
Later that night, and after the Aunt and Uncle's wonderful dinner it was time for their family recipe of the "special eggnog" laced with much Cognac. And that was what warmed me up ......finally... and more cups followed suit with the nog we got sent home with, back at the Mother's house with a peaceful view of her vase decked with holly!
It was another memorable Christmas Eve.