Thursday, January 5, 2012

how i spent my new year weekend - 3

we read aloud rumer godden's
tale of ivy and holly
under the spell of the tree

21 comments:

Doug Hickok said...

Now that sounds like an enchanting moment, perfectly illustrated by your magical image.

Kate said...

And the name of the tale, please? Doug is correct; it is a magical image!

brattcat said...

Thanks, Doug.
The Story of Holly and Ivy, Kate. It's a charming, old-fashioned tale. One that is so nice to share during the holiday season.

Lowell said...

There was a rumor going around that you were reading rumer close by a blue-lit angel.

I had not heard of Rumer Godden but she was prolific!

But why am I going around singing "The earth comes alive to the sound of music?"

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This sounds like a sober evening.

Sharon said...

I love taking close up photos into the Christmas Tree. This one is a beauty!

Sharon Creech said...

Magical: both the photo and the event.

VP said...

This is really nice!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

With the Christmas Fairy looking on. I think you had a very enjoyable weekend Brattcat.

Cezar and Léia said...

This image is really magical!
I'm dreaming here to be a princess like that one!
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Jilly said...

Lucky listeners is what I say.

Tash said...

An enviable evening. I think Doug said it best. I've read The Battle of Villa Fiorita by the author and liked it very much. I will definitely read the story you mention.

Amin said...

And I liked the colors of this photo...

Amin said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jack said...

I haven't figured out how you got this image, but I do like it. Sorry, but that story is not in my library.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I wish that I had been there for the listening and the magic

Bises,
Genie

Virginia said...

Oh I think YOUR life is just a delight. Thank you for sharing glimpses.
V

magiceye said...

beautiful

Thank you and wish you and yours a Super 2012 too!

Cloudia said...

that is a magical shot!





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slim said...

Holly looks enchanting. Thanks for reminding me of that heartwarming story with Barbara Cooney's delightful illustrations.

Julie said...

Do you have the Cooney version? Hah! Just read Slim's comment. It is a heart-warming story, eventually. Another favourite of mine is Dylan Thomas' 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'. I love how he has drawn the aunts and uncles.