The very best way to post about my December, thus far,is in Pictures.
The snow fell and fell in quantity. The garden remained pristine and the Leyandii were adorned in a thick white coat.
This bird became a regular visitor, with others, to the feeding post we provided.
Our other neighbour, the farmer took feed to his livestock as the snow prevented the sheep from being able to feed on grass. The feed was grown on the farm, then baled by the farmer just a couple of months ago. (It has been a difficult growing year because of low temperatures).
Last Friday the 3rd December 2010, There was a buzz around the town.
we were 'invaded' by marauding Vikings who appeared out of the misty swirl of lights.
The fire torches suddenly lit up the dark night.
The fire torch light procession stopped at the Viking Boat which was to be 'sacrificed' to the flames.
The next day, the 4th December was the town's annual fun day, when many local shops put on a bit of a show and/or offer a small discount on purchases for the day.
A local pharmacy was 'boarded' and led by a pirate in full dress who did throw me a dastardly glare while I collected my photographic evidence of his take-over.
However, out at the front of house, a more genteel customer service was being offered by Minnie Mouse and Dorothy (from The Wizard of Oz).
Meantime, in the menswear shop could it have been Drusilla I espied?
In the Gift wares/Do-It-Yourself store, Robin Hood and his merry men were busy. I was served by a buxom Friar Tuck, in the gift department, who was keeping the rest of Robin's band under surveillance. In the DIY department, I discovered Maid Marian, Robin's amour, all on her own.
She was very obliging.
The story of Robin Hood and his 'merrinesses' will never be the same again!