“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


advent day 17: a creek runs through it

as darkness begins to fall,
and christmas moves closer.

i see this every night.
one house down,
the view from the end of the driveway.

and you wonder why i believe?
this neighborhood is magic and holds me still.



  1. Oh, you lucky girl! This is really
    breathtaking. I've been enjoying all
    your photos and words for awhile ...
    and I wanted to thank you.

  2. looks like a little piece of december magic, beautiful.

  3. how could you not believe? how blessed to be in the midst of magic.


  4. That neigbourhood is so very magical. No matter what time of year. How beautiful, those lights along the water.

    I am leaving tomorrow, and wanted to wish you a most wonderful Christmas Debi.
    Wishing you all things sparkly and beautiful.
    Love and hugs xoxoxo

  5. A lovely sight to be able to walk along the creek and enjoy the lights. I am so happy you still believe in magic.

  6. I'm movin' in. I tell you - I really am.

  7. :) to be honest, i have to take a couple of steps up the street - i can only see the beginning of this from the end of the driveway. but not a bad couple of steps to take.


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