Monday, December 23, 2013

parley view parsnip... Five Days Of Christmas...


For my Christmas Card thirty years ago I started The Twelve Days Of Christmas.
I figured for the next twelve years, I would know what to design for my cards.
 
After moving back to Tucson, I started The Arizona Twelves Days Of Christmas.
This year was number five which is the hardest for me to design.
One day when I was exercising in the pool I came up with my idea.
I was looking ay my gate hanging on the pool house and it had five rings !
Waa Laa
My Arizona Christmas Card.
Five Copper Rings
Arizona is the Copper State.
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 This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Laguna Beach Fire.
One of the few items I recovered from my home was this gate.
I thought what a perfect idea to use it for this years card.
Hope and renewal
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A Cardinal in a Paloverde Tree
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Two Morning Doves In A Mesquite Tree
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Three Gila Woodpeckers In An Arizona Cypress Tree
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A Red Fox walk through Four Mesquite Trees.
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Five Copper Rings
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I must take some better photos of my cards.
These are rather dark.
It is on my list.

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Here is your pretty to start off the Christmas week.
Some fun I had with the colors of my gate.
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Merry Merry Christmas 
To all my blog friends !
I am so happy to visit your blogs
and have enjoyed reading all of your posts !
Christmas is Wednesday so no Japanese post but I will see you all
on Friday's Square Dog post.
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Neither rain, snow or holidays
will deter The Square Ones
from their appointed duty of their Friday post.
It is in their contract !
chikin' strips all around
yert !

merry. . . parsnip
music. . . Carol for a Christmas Tree, John Denver and The Muppets
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15 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, parsnip, and I hope your two dogs get a lot of treats.

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  2. All are so pretty. You are so creative.

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  3. Such beautiful cards! Wishing you, the family, and the two square ones a wonderful holiday. Hugs all around.

    Arrrrooo!
    Camille, Buzzy McDuff and the Pip

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  4. Fabulous images Parsnip. Brilliant interpretation of the five gold rings!

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  5. I love the Five Rings!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Gayle--including the Square Ones!

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  6. Your gate must be very precious. Lovely to have used its design in your card this year.

    Have a great Christmas with your two little Square Ones.xx

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  7. merry christmas honey! yert! love your cards, all of them!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  8. A very Merry Christmas to all of you!

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  9. It was a wonderful idea and one I treasure.
    Merry Christmas to you and all the family - humans and animals - and a happy healthy 2014 to all.

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  10. Love, love love those cards. I wouldn't send them to anyone! Merry Christmas to Watson and Hamish too. Fiona sends you good tidings for the New Year!

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  11. Your cards are lovely. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  12. Best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas. Love the copper rings! -- Jan

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  13. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas
    cheers, gayle

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  14. Your card designs are FABULOUS! «Louis» likes the architect-like calligraphy you use on them. That gate worked perfectly for this year's card.
    The gate, «Louis» is sure you know, has a very Frank Lloyd Wright feel about it - and that's a good thing in «Louis'» view.

    YERT! to the Square Ones ®!

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  15. Merry Christmas, a couple days late. Your cards are lovely - a wonderful idea.

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