I couldn't resist taking the camera out with me and took loads of photos but these are just a few of the best ones. The frost on this seed head looks like thorns it is so spikey!
These leaves were really pretty colours under the frosting but it doesn't show because I needed to use the flash which has taken the colour out. They're still pretty though.
I loved the contrast of the orange berries against the white branches. It was all so beautiful.
In fact, I was so captivated by it all and so engrossed in taking photos, not only did I lose all feeling in my fingers but I also lost the dog! He just made his own way home and was waiting for me at the back gate.
"What? You really want to put it up tonight?"
"If you insist"
I love the tradition of decorating the tree and taking out all the different decorations - some dating back many years - and remembering where they all came from. When the children were small they would all help and then I would move things around after they had gone to bed! Perhaps that's why they just leave it all to me now - what a terrible mother!
This year there are some very new decorations - my Dotee angel from Dot
And one from Julie
There are still some homemade ones that the children made when they were small
and homemade ones that I made when the children were small (this Santa is about 22 years old!)
And others that remind me of old friends. This is one of my favourites, given to us by some Texan friends many years ago.
And last of all my favourite fairy to go on the top. I suspect she is a bit of a floozy and is starting to look a bit worse for wear with a broken wing and shedding feathers but I still like her in her sparkly knitted dress! I think some repairs are in order before next year.