Delays earlier this evening meant I have been in a mad rush to get all the Christmas decorations down. Now I know some of you will say they should have been taken down yesterday but my family has always done them on the 6th (unless they got bored of them earlier). So please excuse just one last Christmas picture, which is very topical for the weather.  It is a bit late now and I need to relax so I have poured myself a glass of wine to chill out.

We did eventually get a bit of snow in my neck of the woods. It snowed for most of yesterday evening although the flakes were very fine. I know how much James likes the snow so I thought it was my duty to get some photos.  I hope the neighbours didn’t see me standing in my darkened upstairs room, camera in hand. I must have looked like some sort of peeping Tom, well I do hope the photographs were worth it…

And finally a picture from this morning before the weather warmed up turning the winter wonderland back to grey dullness.


Snowy Glow

In the Shadow of the Oak

With Snow at Night

The Morning After View

18 Comments CherryPie on Jan 6th 2010

18 Responses to “So That Was Christmas”

  1. jameshigham says:

    Oh yes, very snowy indeed. Interesting that we take down Christmas decs today when tomorrow is Orthodox Christmas.

    • CherryPie says:

      Now that you mention it I knew it was Orthodox Christmas at this time of year (some colleagues celebrate it) I hadn’t put 2 and 2 together and realised it was the day after I took my decs down.

      That gives me pause for thought for next year…

      I certainly wouldn’t have rushed if I had remembered :-)

  2. Andrew Scott says:

    “In the shadow of the oak” one is awesome – great atmosphere caught with the foreground contracting with the distant lights. Oh, and our tree always goes out the window and off to decompose in the woodpile on the 2nd of January. Desperate to get back to normal by then.

    • CherryPie says:

      I did rather like that effect myself, I do have another version without the bars of the windows in the way.

      That is a very efficient use for the Christmas tree :-)

  3. Andrew Scott says:

    Eh.. I meant “contrasting” not contracting :)

  4. Claudia says:

    My parents were Catholics. The Christmas Season lasted 12 days, till the 6th of January (Epiphany: Three Wise Kings Day). We would have a cake with a bean in it. The one who would find it was King or Queen for the day, with a paper crown. Then everybody helped taking out the Christmas decorations. I kept the tradition. I was alone today. So I’m Queen till midnight!

    Magnificent photos. So glad you got snow on your tree, CherryPie.

  5. Bernard says:

    Your ivy covered Oak looks just like mine. In fact that picture could have been taken at the bottom of my garden.

  6. trubes says:

    Lovely pics Cherie,
    We’ve had 4 inches of snow and more to follow soon.
    it’s all very pretty to look at but treacherous to get
    out and about.

    So I’m just sitting in front of a log fire watching
    the world pass by.


    • CherryPie says:

      Wow! that is a lot of snow, ours was only a thin layer but it has now turned to compacted ice which is not so good at all!

      Sitting in front of the log fire sounds wonderful xx

  7. jmb says:

    I need to take mine down too. All that snow must be a nuisance as the Brits are not used to it at all.

    But it created a lovely photo opportunity for you.

  8. luisa brehm says:

    soooooooooooo cool !!!
    your oak tree is magiccccccccccc ;-) )))))))))
    and talking about magic, here we take down Xmas decorations jan. 7, after Magi day ….

  9. Ellee says:

    The jolly snowman is still very seasonal.