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December’s blue skies over my garden …


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Down below, Mother Nature has grown her own amazing Christmas decorations …

Blossom of Viburnum bodnantense Dawn mingling with tinsel tassels of JR … Garrya elliptica James Roof …


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Winter Jasmine knows how to sparkle …


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The shimmering silver birch …

A collared dove brings even more brightness …


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Overhead, white trails in the sky.

Strangers crossing paths.

I wish them safe journeys … who knows where …

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My mother’s roses produce yet more buds …

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JR’s tinsel vies for top honours with Rose High Hopes

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Shiny starling, with spangled, speckled chest …

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Everywhere … bright yellow lights …

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Climbing Iceberg Rose …

… knows how to chill and thrill …

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Indoors, budgie highlights from new head feathers …

Crocus shows off his spiky, punk hair-style …

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But … cooler air is coming in …

The weather forecast is colder … brrrr …

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So, curl up and dream …

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Stay snug and cosy …

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Snow flurries will add icing to the cake …

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Merry Christmas from Team Terra …

… to GoY members …

… in gardens all around the world

Keep safe and warm. xxx …

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Merry Christmas Terra - a card coming your way too xx lovely pics as always

10 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Paul .. Merry Christmas .. xxx

10 Dec, 2012

 

As Paulie says , Terra , another lovely set of pics ; all is well in your garden . (Crocus is looking a bit crochety though.) Terra team are very relaxed after their season of activity , taking a deserved rest .
A Merry Christmas to you all xxx .

10 Dec, 2012

 

Thank you, Driad ...
Team Terra sends hugs ...
Crocus's head feathers have sprouted now.
Lol. xxx

10 Dec, 2012

 

a sparky spangly christmas to Team Terra xxx

Your garden has so much life and colour , I hope thats

all the snow that falls.....

10 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Pam ... thanks.
Team Terra sends \0/ \0/ \0/ \0/ xxx

10 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely blog Terra....A very merry Christmas to you and your team xx

10 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Team Terra, Merry Christmas to You all! Did you notice the chrismas kiss in the sky?

10 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Moti and Tracey ..
Definitely a Christmas kiss in the sky ;o) xx

10 Dec, 2012

 

AH!!! Bless. I would love to curl up snugg with the boys x

10 Dec, 2012

 

lovely pics and words Terra, wishing you and the lads a very special xmas and happiness always :o)) xxx

10 Dec, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Thanks Terra,you have a good one as well.

10 Dec, 2012

 

A very merry Christmas to Team Terra xx- nice to see you flying the Saltire (picture 6) down there :)
Have a good one and I hope you've all been good for Santa :))

10 Dec, 2012

 

Merry Christmas Terra, hope you have a great time xxx

10 Dec, 2012

 

Nice blog and lovely pics...Wishing you all a lovely Christmas Terra..xx

10 Dec, 2012

 

I love that Winter Jasmine ... certainly brightens up a dull Winter day ... wishing you all a very happy Christmas, Tt ... :o)

10 Dec, 2012

 

Ah team Terra, you are all wonderful and have kept us so amused all year, long may it continue too as we go into 2013. Lovely photos of beautiful things in and around your garden soon to be covered by a warm blanket which will keep it warm til spring. All the best of wishes is sent to you. x

10 Dec, 2012

 

Merry Christmas to Team Terra. Wishing you a happy and Healthy New Year. Look forward to your blogs next year.

10 Dec, 2012

 

So lovely as always.

A very happy and healthy Christmas to you and may you all stay warm and snug and really enjoy yourselves both inside and outside!
xx

10 Dec, 2012

 

A Merry Christmas to Team Terra too :o)
What a delight your blogs and pictures are.
Crocus love your new Punk style, Conker and Truffle all cosy and warm enjoy your Christmas Team Terra xxxx

11 Dec, 2012

 

Merry Christmas Terra and co.

11 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely blog! Merry Christmas to you and the 'Boys.'

11 Dec, 2012

 

looks like you had a stunning day there Terra....hope u guys have a great christmas...x x x

11 Dec, 2012

 

Merry christmas and happy new year Team Terra.Great blog TT:))))))

11 Dec, 2012

 

Sitting reading this I've just remembered I had a dream last night....(bear with me, my dreams are quite fantastical)...and in this dream my daughter aquired a dog and the dog was a terrier with really long front legs and she was telling me that this breed have 'screw in' legs...and I said I already knew that because of Terra's dog Truffle on Goy! Can you believe that? lol..lol..lol...at least it wasn't one of my nightmares...;) xx Great blog terra...you have been blessed with some lovely late blooms.

11 Dec, 2012

 

Lol. Karen ... Thanks ...
Seems like you're dreaming of Smooth Fox Terriers ... if your daughter gets one of those, she'll need a lot of energy to keep up with him ! xx

Thank you Sue, Sandra, Brian, Angie, Denise, Sandra, Shirley, Grandmage, Cinders, Chris, Neena, Linda, Nariz, Sandra, Mark, J & J ..

Happy Christmas to you all. :o) xxx

11 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely pic's TT, wishing you all a lovely Christmas :o)))

11 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely blog, TT, still so much colour in your garden too. Hope Santa rewards Team Terra for their good behaviour this year and that you all have a wonderful Christmas.

11 Dec, 2012

 

Merry Christmas, Stripes. :o)))

Thanks, Xela ...
Happy holidays to you ... yes ... lots of winter interest in my gardens with evergreens and tassels and roses and jasmine and blossom !

Team Terra has stockings up and ready for Christmas. :o)

11 Dec, 2012

 

One Terrier is enough for any family Terra! ;)x

11 Dec, 2012

 

Lol, Karen ...
I hope Molly is keeping well and looking forward to Christmas. :o) x

11 Dec, 2012

amy
Amy
 

A very Happy Christmas to you Conker Truffle and not forgetting Crocus TT also wishing you a Happy healthy New Year 2013 :o)) Hugs to you all xx

11 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Amy .. hugs from Team Terra ...
Very merry Christmas to you and yours ..
All the best for 2013. :o))) xxx

11 Dec, 2012

 

Cool highlights! ;)
Love the iceberg roses.
Merry Christmas :)
Have a great year! (Yes, the world won't end in 2012 ;)

11 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Mona ..
thanks ..
.. have a lovely Christmas and a great 2013. :o)

11 Dec, 2012

 

Merry Christmas to you and the team Terra

11 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Yorks...
Season's greetings to you and yours :o) xxx

11 Dec, 2012

 

As always everything looking so good in your garden Terra, how do you do it?? mine is soggy and brown.
Poor Crocus, I bet he won`t be pleased you posted that particular pic, lol, my boys are hogging the fireplace and the cats are scattered around the radiator shelves, honestly they get all the warmest places.
Merry Christmas Team Terra from all in the Lincs abode xx, I feel sure Santa has you on his list........

11 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Sue ...
Thanks ... you always write such lovely comments :o)

Crocus has unfurled his spiky feathers now, and he looks handsome again....
Have a great Christmas with your cats and dogs ...
... and keep warm and safe up there in Lincs. xxx

11 Dec, 2012

 

A very Happy Christmas to you Terra and your little family ;0))

11 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Carole ..
Thank you ...
I hope you have a lovely time too :o))) x

11 Dec, 2012

 

a lovely blog Terra, great pics and nice to see your all snug and warm up there, hope you have a great xmas. :-)

11 Dec, 2012

 

Thank you, Warwick.
Happy Christmas to you and your family :o) xxx

11 Dec, 2012

 

Happy Christmas to team Terra! You all deserve a rest! Your garden is looking fantastic, TT! :-))

11 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Balcony ..
Thank you ... My garden has been sparkling in the winter sunshine ... Merry Christmas to you :o)

11 Dec, 2012

 

A very merry Christmas to Team Terra :o)

11 Dec, 2012

 

Happy Christmas Terra and thank you for all your team contributions over the year. All the best for 2013.

11 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Gem and Scotsgran ...
Greetings from Team Terra to you both :o) x

12 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely pics, as always, Tt.........the Viburnum Bodnatense Dawn are certainly fantastic this year...yours is much paler in colour, though,than mine...probably the situation they are in!

12 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Paul ..
I think my camera makes the viburnum blossom look a bit of a lighter colour than in real life.

12 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely blog TT.... Happy Christmas to you, the doggies and crocus... x

12 Dec, 2012

 

Thank you Holly ...
Merry Christmas to you and pets. xxx

12 Dec, 2012

 

Great blog TT ! with lovely photos.
Merry Christmas to Team Terra from us all here in Sir Gar :o)
XXX

12 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Hywel ..
Merry Christmas to everyone in Sir Gar :o) xxx

12 Dec, 2012

 

:o) x

12 Dec, 2012

 

Merry Christmas Terra and all the best in the New year.
Love your pictures and the "words".

13 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Kalanie ..
Thank you. I'm enjoying the photos you've been putting on GoY and looking forward to more in 2013 :o)

13 Dec, 2012

 

Merry Christmas to you too Terratoonie Conker, Truffles and Crocus love the hair do silver tips for Christmas too hehe hope you all have a great New Year.

13 Dec, 2012

 

Thank you, Sixpence ...
... yes, we're all in festive mood here ...
feathery highlights, millet, dog biscuits ...
.. we know how to party ;o) !

We hope you have a wonderful 2013. :o) xxx

13 Dec, 2012

 

Happy Christmas, TT and boys, and all the best for 2013 from me, Millie, Poppy and ever chomping tortoises :)

13 Dec, 2012

 

Hahaha dont forget the jelly and blamonge for your self as well for the party :o)))

13 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Gee ... Thanks .. Happy Christmas ...
I hope you and the tortoises and Millie and Poppy have a wonderful time ! :o)

Lol. Sixpence ...
Seed cake for everyone ! ;o)

13 Dec, 2012

 

Ha ha :o))

13 Dec, 2012

 

hi terratoonie nice photos,have a nice christmas

14 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Sunshines ... many thanks ..
and Merry Christmas to you :o)

14 Dec, 2012

 

It all looks so inviting and peaceful.... A very happy Christmas to everyone in the Terratoonie household.

15 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Gattina ...
Many thanks ...
Happy Christmas to you and yours :o)

15 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely photos. Merry christmas to you and team terra, Terratoonie and good wishes for the new year.

15 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Lijemc ..
Many thanks ...
all the best to you for Christmas and 2013.

15 Dec, 2012

 

A lovely blog and thankyou Team Terra, I hope you too have a great Christmas and all the best of health and happiness throughout the new year. xxx

18 Dec, 2012

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