“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

12.01.2008

Lily & the Emma Tree

Looks like trouble.

I managed to finally get Miss Emma Tree decked out for Christmas & walked in on this little tableau when I showed up this morning. :)

I am busy, busy, busy this week - printing Christmas cards & pictures for everyone but me. I may send out New Year's cards to family & friends this season. And while I would like to pretend that I can make it through this month by posting only pictures - a wonderful, wonderful idea (see Darlene's December Views here & Jaime here), I know I cannot. But this week?

Maybe.

With maybe a word or two here and there.
thank God for Eileen Ivers or I would be stark raving mad!

9 comments:

  1. My photos have become more important to me as I've continued blogging. Never thought that would happen. I thought it was all about the words... But I love my time strolling the yard with a camera looped around my neck. I appreciate your photos! You have a beautiful way with words, though.
    Brenda

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  2. I too am stymied where the photos are concerned, I still don't have a camera and am sad

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  3. Speaking of pictures, this one tells quite a story! Made me laugh out loud. Definitely looks like trouble brewing...so much so that she can't even look at you. The guilt is just too much to bear.

    So cute.
    :)

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  4. A beautiful blue backdrop for the trouble to come!

    You are energized for the holidays. Wish I'd made that much progress.

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  5. I just LOVE that color! Periwinkle is one of my all time favorite colors. Lily looks ornery...gotta watch that one!

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  6. Look at your sweet little Lily...Do you want to know something? I have a kitty named Lily with similar markings...well...she doesn't have any orange on her...but the whites are close...:) I'll have to post a pic...

    Oh, and I love your decorating style!

    xo

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  7. Oh, such a cute kitty! looking a little too intrigued though, yikes! Beautiful tree, I especially love the bird, possibly the source of your felines curiosity?

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  8. this image tickled me no end! and it is quite compositionally pleasing as well! i hope we see more of the emma tree! i love the emma tree!!

    yes...i'm with you.. i would like to do the december views but i swear i could not keep my mouth shut for 30 days no matter how hard i tried!
    p.s. next year lets have a save-your-friend from-being-late-for-everything-christmas pact. if i would have made my christmas cards when you first brought it up in august i would have them right now. but i didn't and i don't ever get it done in time but i want to... next year. are you in? maybe you don't need help but i do and i am tagging you as my helper if you are willing. i know there is still time isn't there.. maybe i could still...

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  9. Brenda - Thank you. I lasted 2 days - already back to words. LOL!

    Michelle - I have had times with no camera. The one I'm using now is the only one I have that hasn't been stolen. When I wasn't blogging, it felt okay, but when I lost one after beginning this blog, I felt sad & naked. Now that's not a pretty picture!
    :)


    San - Oh no. No energy. I just faked it. :) Still haven't bought one gift or made one card.

    Christy - I love this color too. If we didn't have so many windows, I'd never get away with using it.

    Celeste - Is your Lily a biter? a troublemaker? For, as Christy noticed, this Lily is ornery. But also sweet as pie.

    Suvarna - I too wondered if it was that bird. But the tree is full of birds, so I don't know. Last year I had little tinkling bells attached - that truly got her attention! LOL!

    Jaime - This picture really does say all that needs to be said. I'm not sure how guilty she felt though - I think she was plotting her next move! :)

    Robin - YES! I am in! Where did this year go? We will have to have a 10 step plan - you're good at that - and we will have to have rules & meetings & everything. I'm liking this idea already!

    :) Debi

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come. sit under the emma tree & let's talk. i have cookies . . .