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.

 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

A Cardinal in a Paloverde Tree

Two Morning Doves In A Mesquite Tree

Three Gila Woodpeckers In An Arizona Cypress Tree

A Red Fox walk through Four Mesquite Trees.

Five Copper Rings
I must take some better photos of my cards.
These are rather dark.
It is on my list.


Here is your pretty to start off the Christmas week.
Some fun I had with the colors of my gate.


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

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

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

    Camille, Buzzy McDuff and the Pip

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

  5. I love the Five Rings!

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

  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

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

    smiles, bee

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

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

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

  13. 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 ®!

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