The present opened today as part of the 12 days of Christmas Exchange through the Art Sisters Yahoo Group comes from Samm Menzies (http://sammiam.wordpress.com/). The packaging was so wonderfully put together and inside is an ornament ... have no idea what it's made out of, but next year when I have my own tree, all these lovely handmade ornaments will definitely be on it.
On Sunday I was working away in my office and I heard a rustling noise outside the open window, which is nowhere near my desk. Normally it's my dog, Beau, begging to be let in, so I went and had a look and this huge ancient lizard (probably a goanna) was skulking around in the undergrowth. I decided to to outside and take a picture, but that thing was up a tree faster than I could click the button. I love living on acreage with all the animals around, although, I was a bit disturbed when I entered my office tonight and a huge cane toad jumped out in front of me ... eeeeeek ... how did that thing get into the house!!! Forever a mystery ... enjoy the christmas spirit.
"Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority."