Friday, December 3, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ 2nd Advent


The day dawned swelteringly hot with curtains drawn against
the burning sun.


The elves had been at work with a beautiful Advent wreath
hanging from the ceiling festooned with hand made golden
stars,


as well as putting their artistry to good use decorating
gingerbread.


Stars and hearts, birds, bunny rabbits and a reindeer and
many other animals as well as a sparkling, snow covered
Christmas tree


What a wonderful thing it is to have competent grandchildren.



Happy Advent to everyone as Christmas comes hurtling
towards us.

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27 comments:

  1. you made the cookies?

    Last week, i was listening to the news about the frie in Oz, now in Israel. I hope no more, than our freezing works in Te Aroha got burnt today.

    No good to having burning sun.

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  2. The decorations and cookies look spectacular.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  3. Wow...those are some amazing looking gingerbread cookies! Someone is very talented!! Happy holidays :)

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  4. Oh, everything looks gorgeous and delicious, Arija!! Your decorations are delightful! And, of course, I love the colored shadow!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. The sun and stars - jewels for real, and wonderfully replicated in the ornaments. That so many are part of a lovely wreath of the season is wonderful. The holy day is all about, and whether a cold winter here or a warm summer day there, the season is quite special with the sun and starsl...

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  6. Wonderful gingerbread cookies! If only I could swap some of our snow for your heat!!

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  7. Holy night, indeed! Beautiful, eye-catching star ornaments. And those cookies! Incredibly gorgeous with their intricate and oh-so-skillfully laid designs. Wow!

    Happy 500, dearest Arija!

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  8. Such beautiful ornaments. And those cookies, WOW! That is some very intricate decorating. Almost too pretty to eat.

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  9. Happy advent to you as well dear Arija. Wow, we have no Momma/Nana/daughters/grandchildren that could ever pull off the remarkable looking gingerbread cookies that your family decorated. Lovely and I know they shall also taste amazing, for nothing like the flavor of ginger at Christmas, or any time~ Mary

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  10. Lovely things in a lovely country, loving it!

    Subtle shadows but it was great shots.

    Happy SSS...
    /chie

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  11. It just doesn't seem normal to have a summertime Christmas...BUT...I'd sure switch if I could, those cookies sure look tempting!!!

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  12. Beautiful shadow shots!

    My SSS is Santa Ski Slope shadows!

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  13. Wonderful Chrissy delights! And the cookies are so creative! Very clever! Wish we had some of your summer! But it's trying to peek out on the Mornington Peninsula!

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  14. Oh my gosh! Those are the most beautifully decorated gingerbread cookies I have ever seen! They look very different to mine! A great selection of photos! Have a super week ahead :)

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  15. Lovely ornaments! Nice to see the elves so busy. :)

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  16. wonderful shadow shot captures. i love those cookies, too!

    paz

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  17. Fantastic shots, everything looks so lovely.

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  18. Yowza! Those are the most ornate Christmas cookies I've ever seen. Mine look like they're made by a 5year old in comparison. Happy Advent to you...your weather is comparable to that of the original Advent I believe. We're covered in deep snow here in farrr North Idaho.

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  19. What a lovely holiday scene! I love seeing the treats, I need to start making mine soon!

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  20. Thanks for the lovely cookies they were a virtual treat! Our Sinterklaas party is over now and we are also heading for christmas.
    Have a great 2nd Advent Sunday!

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  21. Bless your grandchildren for helping you out. The gingerbread is just gorgeous.

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  22. Delightful, and a happy Advent to you too Arija. Cheers.

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  23. Belle immagini Stellari !!!
    Già sentiamo il Natale !!!
    Buona giornata :)
    Myriam

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  24. Happy advent to you Arija... your gingerbreads are the most beautiful I have ever seen.. you surely are a most talented family... Thank you for sharing these. take care.

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  25. What great pictures!

    Herding Cats x

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  26. My fave is the curtain shot. They're all lovely, but that one has it all. love it.

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