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


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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