Saturday, December 26, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ A Traditinal Christmas

I hope you my bloggy friends had just as wonderful
a Christmas as we did.

The house on the mountain was polished and dressed
up within an ounce of its life.

The musicians having a last practice while the tree was being

The Prof and our son's youngest thoroughly enjoying themselves.

Hilarity at table with musical bon bons. Everyone had a numbered
whistle of the eight notes of the scale, one conducted from a
provided score, pointing at whoever needed to blow. The tempo
at times was uncertain but at least the tunes were recognizable
as we all worked up an appetite for the feast.

Thereafter, as the Christmas bell rang, a pilgrimage to the
music room and the candle lit tree. We even had some sparklers
on it, when I was little we called them wonder candles.

Then came the presents and youngest g-daughter was thrilled
with her very own viola and played on it straight away. During
the year she had been learning on a hired instrument.

On Christmas day it was back to the farm and another, even
bigger tree and more peresents, another feast, and

to top it all off, another work of art fron our daughter's
youngerst, A perfect cherry flan! Just delicious.

To see more flowers, click on the logo.

Thank you to the busy bees who organize this great meme.


  1. Such marvelous pictures of Christmas! Isn't it just a wonderful time? The Songwriter received a ukelele this year, so he and your grand-daughter could have formed a duet! My your festivities continue throughout the week!! All the best!

  2. Sounds like a time of enjoyment for all.

  3. I am impressed by your Christmas celebration...Like the yummy cake and a well decorated Christmas tree. It was nice going through your blog.

  4. What a lovely post Arija! I enjoyed sharing your photos and happiness! I wish you a great and wonderful week!

  5. I loved the photo of the tree with the candles and sparkler. It reminds me of when we lived in Germany and could get fresh trees and not have to worry about setting the whole aflame.
    Lovely....a very fine, fond memory! Thanks!



    I WANT TAHT YOU KNOW THAT i WISH TO U AND YOURS....the best of the life...
    happy new year

  7. Lovely and very interesting post celebrating your Christmas down under.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Alles Gute für 2010,
    Happy New Year!!

  8. That lamp is a perfect compliment to the flower. And I want to eat that TORT!!!


    ...Take a look at Assymetrical flowers!

  9. What a lovely celebration of His birthday with loved ones.
    Have a blessed New Year, Arija.

  10. Wow! What nice Christmas you had! Congratulations on your daughter, so skilled.
    I hope that the year 2010 find you and your family together and happy always.

  11. What a wonderful time you must have had Arija. Family get togethers are so special any time of the year. I bet your music was beautiful too. Such a memorable tradition.
    Have a great week.

  12. Arija I can see all the Joys of the Christmas celebration in your photos!
    Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with many blessings Joy and good health!
    love and light aNNa xo

  13. You had a wonderful, music filled Christmas, there is no better time then to spend it with ones own family.
    Enjoy a very happy and healthy New Year. xo T.

  14. Very interesting!

    Please come and see My flowers when you're free. Happy New Year!

  15. You have out-done yourself, Arija. What a great post! Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us. I can tell you had a wonderful time. The photos are just lovely (my favorite is the candle lit tree) and I would love to have dug into the cherry flan. All the best to you and your family (including the ones with four legs) in 2010!

  16. Your Christmas sounds amazing- the family is so wonderfully talented!

  17. Now this post I love Arija.

    Your family is so beautiful, all of you.

    Your granddaughter, how gorgeous.

    The setting in both houses looked incredible but I noticed was that possum stew you all were eating. har har

    Darling I received a treasure chest and it contained the most beautiful scarves, please thank your talented daughter too. And the euclyptus, I have never held the real thing and it does smell heavenly.

    I love you Arija.

    Love Renee xoxoxo

  18. Oh believe me I loved my junk mail.


  19. It sounds as though you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Arija, my best wishes to you and Happy New Year :)

  20. I'm new to your blog, also from Australia from Melbourne and love your references to flowers and music.

    You describe such a beautiful Christmas with your talented family.

  21. I am so sorry that I have missed to visit your blog earlier to wish you Merry Christmas. This post is wonderful and I completely enjoyed watching all the photos. I am glad that you all had a wonderful time together. Best wishes to you and to your family in 2010!


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