December beauty, away from the tinsel and lights and Christmas tunes that play on a loop in the shops. The apple trees have their own tinsel all year round, silvery bleached greens of lichen, emerald green moss and boozy fermented crab apples that have stayed firm and clung on in the wind.
Although I love the frost and cold. I'm hoping this year for milder days. Robin Goodfellow my dear feathered friend, I think has mites? He is scratching and losing his feathers which of course is not a good thing to do at this time of year. It is either that or fighting, as I've seen him chasing another Robin off. Constant replenishing of food will help to keep him warm. I can't help but worry though. He needs a scarf like you see the Robins on Christmas cards wearing... Sadly he doesn't look the picture perfect 'Robin on the card' this year but that's life, I still love him dearly however he looks.
Inside the house, I have brought the woodland in. Toadstools, birds, fox , squirrel and deer decorate the room.
Now if only Robin would come in and keep warm like this other one.
I don't normally have flowers with the Christmas decorations, but it was my Birthday the other day, hence the ones on the table. :)
The little fir tree sits twinkling in the corner. Just the mistletoe to get now. ..