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!

19 comments:

  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 :)

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  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.

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

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

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  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 holly...you will have to hang some!
    happy wed eve.
    val

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  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...
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  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

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  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!

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  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:)

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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  19. The vintage cards are always beautiful

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