Best wishes

Tis the season, so here’s a festive decoration from outside the barn door

couronne de noeฬˆl

and one from inside the barn door in the kitchen

ย 

Kitchen barn door

House hunkers down. The folk that pad and trot around its walls the night have gone. Only the birds, ever-hungry, ever-cheerful chatter, fluttering from tree to tree and into the porch after seed and other necessities. A deer family ambles through the willows by the stream. Dawn sun streams gold, a glimpse of heaven before its flow slows and ceases. Cloud thickens.

days slip deeper
into the heart of the cold
east wind sighs winter

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

42 thoughts on “Best wishes”

    1. Minimalist is the word. I don’t like fancy but I wouldn’t say no to a bit of comfort now and again.
      Yes, it’s a yearly chore I’ve been lumbered with, grappling with holly, ivy and mistletoe. There are masses of berries on the holly this year.

      1. That’s okay. A bit lower than what it was here until today. Santie brought the cold. Only 5ยฐC today and it’s going down to -1ยฐC tonight ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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