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Friday, December 17, 2010

Favorite Things~

Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece by thought, choice, courage, and determination.
                                                                                                                            ~John Luther

The Sound of Music is song is playing through my head.
You know the one...
"These are a Few of My Favorite Things"?

It's playing over and over (and driving me a tad mad), so I thought I would give it some photos as it played. 
Except instead of "raindrops and roses" and "whiskers on kittens",
it's December~~~
Colorful Candy Canes sitting on counters.

Snowflakes on my Tree
Lights Glowing magically as I sit at the end of a long day.

The Treasures I find on a simple walk.

Cinnamon Eggnog Lattes with whip cream~in a mug given by a dear friend.

My Backyard Neighbors~ who seem to have closed up cottage for the season.

The Winter Sunrises from my bedroom window.

The Reason for all of these favorite things.

My Girl....who turns 14 tomorrow.
(happy Birthday Molly!!)

The Magic you find sometimes when you come around a corner.

Okay, Okay....I love Brown Paper Packages tied up with String!

These are a few of my favorite things!

         Wishing you another Wonderful Weekend!!!


TexWisGirl said...

Wonderful snow angel!!!

P.S. Thanks a BUNCH for now putting that song into MY head!!!

TexWisGirl said...

Happy birthday to Molly too!

Dawn said...

I was HOPING someone would take it from me;)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy birthday to Molly! nice snow angel :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Happy Birthday, Molly.
Gorgeous sunrise.

A Prelude To... said...

All lovely! I especially enjoyed the snow angel.

Jo said...

Oh, what cute little snowflake ornaments.
I love that song and get it stuck in my head quite often, too.

Tiggeriffic said...

O.K. now I have the song stuck in my head.. Thanks for passing on this song. I love Sound of Music and the hills are alive at your house. I think I watch this movie at least 5 times every year.. WHen I was in Vermont couple years ago we were staying at the Von Trapp lodge and one afternoon I got to knit with the daughter who was named after her Mom,,,Maria. Maria,the daughter was 92 at the time.. Oh it was wonderful. She told stories about her family and it was just one of my favorite things to do. listen to her stories..she served us all tea... it was delightful~!~!
ta ta for now from Iowa

Allison said...

The song in my head today is "Christmas time is here" by Charlie Brown. Have you heard Rosie Thomas sing it? Her CD is worth getting if you haven't. mmmmmm...that latte looks GOOD!

Hope said...

Great photo's! love your theme!
Happy Birthday Molly!

Have a great weekend too, Dawn!

Out on the prairie said...

A nice theme song for this time of year. I did multiple poses singing it in Austria.I tend to like to use it when on the edge of a good cliff or hill around here. Lovely shots and thoughts. Your daughter lucks out having a BDay this side of the holiday, everyone is still in town. My brother was born 28 minutes after midnight on the 26th. Nobody listened to my name suggestion, Jesus. He had a heck of a time having parties, so my grannie traded her June Bday with him.Happy Birthday Molly!

Tracy said...

Hey Dawn, Happy Birthday to Molly first off :)
SEcond, I love all the photos but the ones that grabbed me were the snow angel and the icycles; it makes me cold just looking at them!

I also liked your comments about character being more worthy than talent; I certainly wish people particularly athletes and 'super-stars' in TV, radio, etc...had these same feelings; too bad they don't!

Farm Girl said...

Now that will be going around in my head too. I have a music box with that tune in it. I love all of your favorite things too.
Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

these are such good things Dawn
mmmm especially the eggnog latte..yum yum
oh and your neighbors..we have some of "those" kinds of neighbors to busy busy busy in spring but not a peep from them come fall and winter!
I love the Sound of Music...def a Christmas tradition I grew up with

love and light

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful snow angel.

Anonymous said...

Some of these pictures are as pretty as snow crystals!
Well done!

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots.. I too have lights in a bowl full of glass ornaments. It's my fav decoration in the house. And tell Miss Molly, she's just darling!!

You too have a most wonderful weekend!!!

sassyshoediary said...

You always have the most uplifting posts! Very nice and great pictures!

Jimmy said...

Wonderful Post, Beautiful pictures I can see why these things in your life are some of your favorite things.

Happy Birthday Molly

Liesl said...

Happy,happy Molly!! I love that snow angel. You have a stunning view from your bedroom window.

Nancy C said...

Happy birthday, Molly -- but I must say your mom looks too young to have a child that old!

Love the photos -- very holly jolly! :)

darlin said...

I love that snow angel, I was thinking about that when I was out shoveling the other night and changed that thought in a hurry. I still had way to much shoveling to do and didn't want to freeze one of my wings off! :-)

I can see why you love these things, so special. If you don't mind I think that I'm going to do a theme day one of these days of things I love. I'm sure I can find somethings around here! ;-)

I hope Molly's day is filled with fun and cheer, happy birthday Molly. p.s. Molly, you're Mom's pretty darn cool, but I'm sure you know that already. :-)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Your posts are always delightful and brings me joy....thank you and have a wonderful weekend.


Hilary said...

Beautiful images.. gotta love that sunrise. Happy birthday to your sweet girl. :)

Anonymous said...

very beautiful these photos !
I like the spirit of christmas, is always a magical period !
My favorite are the 3,4 and 5 !
Really wonderful ! :))


What Karen Sees said...

Such a nice group of images. Each one tells a winter or Christmas story.

Deb said...

the song is stuck in my head also Dawn...but it is a nice song...love your photos...

Pat Tillett said...

A lot of really nice things in this post. the snow angels are awesome!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What a cute post! I love all these Christmas things! A cinnamon eggnog latte sounds divine. And I am thankful for the reason for all of these things too!