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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Garland


This week's drawing challenge is GARLAND
definition - a decorative wreath or cord, used at festive occasions

Right away I  thought of a lovely garland I made years ago with dried natural elements.  
And then I thought about the new garland I am hoping (cross my fingers ) to make this year.


BUT when I came down the stairs and looked out my window
 I knew I had to share nature's garland 
that is so beautifully on display in my neck of the woods. 










For more interpretations of this theme make sure to visit Nadine!

25 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness this outlook is just amazing! Fancy viewing this straight from your window!
    I was intrigued about the subject of your post today because I have just posted a garland/bunting of my own based on burlap, cotton, sari silk and lace with the Madonna and child theme for Christmas! - just in case you wanted a peek!
    Suzy

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  2. nature's garlands are the best! wonderful pictures!
    :-) mano

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  3. oh wow.....the white stuff has really arrived in your neck of the woods! Looks amazing......great views!

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  4. What stunning views! Is that glorious window in the first photo in your studio, by any chance?

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    1. My little studio is in the loft of our timber frame home. This window starts on the main floor of our house, and I can look through the top section when I am in my loft studio - but I mostly see it, as I walk down the stairs from the loft to the main floor. You can usually see the mountains through the trees, but the day I took this photo, the mountains were covered with clouds and it was snowing.

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  5. You're almost making me miss arctic winter! Beautiful shots. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  6. THAT's your window??!!!!
    wauw....
    i think i could sit in that chair for hours
    beautiful sight, beautiful soft white garlands
    thanks for sharing!!

    x

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  7. That's the best kind of garland -- especially when I know there must be a snowshoe hare quietly watching you somewhere back in those aspens.

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  8. Thanks for sharing these beautiful winter scenes with us and wow! what a view you have from that lovely window.

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  9. oh, this is so gorgeous, kim...

    xoxo

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  10. i love how snow piles on branches like this!
    your window is divine, such a beautiful home you have.

    lovely natural garlands.

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  11. i was going to say... you've got it all, the natural way, outside your pretty, HUGE windows...
    very stunning, and indeed completely garlandy laced (which is doubtful english).
    ;)))
    n♥

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  12. yes, that´s royal garland, I love it! your pictures are all a beauty, the window is impressing.
    x Stefanie

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  13. Hi Kim, nice to meet you and your beautiful place! Thank you for these wonderful images of nature:) Leena

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  14. well that's hard to beat, look at this beauty, absolutely stunning, i guess you can look at it all day and again and again, great photo's , thanks Kim, xx

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  15. hello!
    lovely work here. i actually saw your winter take in Somerset and liked it very much - so serendipitous to find you here. i too live in a winter wonderland - and see what you see.
    cheers
    stephanie

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  16. Just breathtaking Kim! How can one compete with nature :)

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  17. I can taste the freshness of the winter air in this beautiful post, Kim.
    Best wishes, sus

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  18. What a wonderland you live in.

    I hope the little girl is going to be okay (from your last post).

    Merry Christmas Kim!

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  19. Such beauty Kim! It is heaven. Do you hear animal calls often? Fox? Gulls? Wolf? I would love to see your garland from a time before now, and to see your new one if it gets made. Happy season's greetings to you. *hugs* Norma, x

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  20. Oh my god, this is beautiful! Now I'm longing for snow! A lot of snow!

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  21. It's lovely bur BRRRR!! it looks cold!

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  22. Wow look at that lovely snow. Wish we had that in Australia. Kim your work is AMAZING!!! Karen.x

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