The Homestone

Monday, December 28, 2009

A December wander 'round the place ...

A wander around the place generally begins with a stroll by the old hand hewn log cabin that now stands at our gate as a tribute to Jennie Barlow; the pioneer who built it to house her dairy cow and her chickens. T'is a lovely thing at any time but especially pretty in the snow! Looking up and down the creek from our little bridge. A winter moment... an old crossing on the creek Our house (and greenhouse) from the creek with Vinny's place off to the right. Our creek in early winter ~ it's the critters highway! Where a pair of coyotes met and parted. A miniature mountain vista... My tracks meandering back home from across the meadow bringing to an end another lovely stroll in the winter sunshine... In the spirit of wishing you all the very best of the new year; here's a family treasure from a precious autograph book. This greeting card is dated "1873; from Charlie". The very first Christmas / New Year greeting cards can be traced back to the romantic Victorian era. The idea was created in 1843 by businessman Henry Cole after an English postal reform was passed. This made it possible for people to send mail for only a penny.

1 comment:

Nicola said...

Couldn't open the comments so sending this instead to say how lovely the pics are from your winter walk, and the sky below absolutely and hauntingly beautiful. Love, Mum