Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A Yuletide message - peace on earth

Yuletide greetings to you all - don't you love this old card?  I'd forgotten that this was among my collection of old postcards which was sent to a lady in Lincolnshire in 1912. The postage stamp with King George V's head cost one halfpenny - a tad different from today which I believe now costs about 48p for a second class stamp. Anyway I thought I'd share it with you.

We had a very sharp frost last night and together with the freezing fog this morning created some very stunning pictures. After returning from the school run, I grabbed my camera and went over to our local common to capture the following photos:

This really is Peace on Earth



When I came home I found these in my back garden

Aren't they gorgeous?

It's still pretty cold out but oh so pretty - the sun is shining too and everything is glistening.

Hope you're all having a great week - keep warm and enjoy!


  1. These photos are wonderful . . . I love it when the trees are white with that layer of frosty snow. Just beautiful . . . thank you for sharing your walk with us.
    Have a magnificent day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your hoar frost pictures with us, we have just come back from our walk and will be posting similar pictures soon.

  3. Gorgeous pictures! I can see a load of trees from my classroom and they've looked amazing all day. Stay warm! Jx

  4. Really lovley photos, the frost is so spikey!
    Happy Christmas wishes to you and ours too.
    Lisa x

  5. Absolutely stunning photos Patricia.
    I still have so much to learn with my new camera.. your shots are perfect.
    What a magnificent sight.
    At least in England, you know when to expect bad weather.
    Here its sunny and bright , but cold.
    I love the will have to hang some!
    happy wed eve.

  6. I am so totally in awe of your frosted images Patricia! Wow! As a lover of photography I am thrilled to see such a event captured so beautifully!
    Your post is so lovely, the post card is beautiful. And, the title "Peace on Earth" is the same name as the domino book I just made for my giveaway. Even your frosty images remind me of the little book.
    I am hoping it is not too cold for you there. Here where I live in North Carolina, we are still warm...I am hoping for a cold snap before Christmas. But as it has been 70 degrees lately...

  7. I love old cards especially old birthday and Christmas cards. We haven't had frost like that your pictures are so beautiful especially the spider web and the gate.
    Sarah x

  8. That is a lovely old card, I think I have one around the same sort of age somewhere, I should try and find it.
    The frosty pictures are amazing!

  9. Gorgeous frosty photos! At least in this weather I can see where the spider's webs are and avoid them as I go out to feed the birds I must admit they do look very pretty! I love old postcards and have quite a collection of them, some relating to my family history. I love it when there are stamps and messages on the back too:)

  10. What a lovely group of photos, but it looks so cold.

  11. What amazing photos, especially the frosted holly and the personal favorites. The greeting card is so charming. It is looking very Christmasy here on your blog.

  12. Gorgeous photos, it is very foggy here and not lifting at all. Your spiders webs are beautiful. X

  13. Beautiful, beautiful photos Patricia. A few of those would make lovely Christmas cards.

  14. The last few days have been perfect for taking photographs but now the frost has gone and the rain is back - hey ho!

  15. Those are amazing photographs, and the post card is gorgeous... where did you find that? or has it been in your family for years? and 1/2 a penny for a stamp? That's almost free in today's terms!

  16. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with us...they are absolutely wonderful...

  17. I love the close up of the wrought iron fence, it's stunning.

  18. I have been collecting postcards since I was a wee child – I have many vintage ones and love looking at them. Yours is very pretty. Your pictures also are stunning – looking at them made me cold! Here in Georgia we did not have any frost to speak of last winter, not enough to photograph – maybe we will be luckier this winter.

  19. The vintage cards are always beautiful


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