Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas From Der Alte Fritz


The Great Pond of Hesse Seewald

Merry Christmas everyone. It is Christmas Eve Day and we are getting a nice blanket of snow this morning that is quite beautiful to behold. I took my dog Tiberius on a long walk this morning, headed for the secluded large pond near our house where I can let him off leash to run around in the snow.

This is our first snow of the Christmas season and it is just enough snow for a White Chistmas (Bing Crosby song) without being too much of a hassle for traveling around.

We are having 25 people at our house for Christmas Day supper, bonhomie and joy, and the sharing of presents. So I spent the morning at various grocery stores picking up the food that we had preordered for the party. I hit the store early at 8:30 A.M. so there was but a light crowd in the stores which made the shopping easy.


One needs to embrace the snow and see its beauty.

I have decided that I will embrace the snow and cold weather and look at its beauty rather than its inconvenience and chill. I took a lot of pictures with my iPhone during the walk and I thought that I would share a few of them with you.


Mother Nature is a very talented painter.

Tiberius is enjoying his unfettered romp throw the snow.

A Winter's trail winding its way through the woods
with evidence of other travelers trodding the pathway.

I want to thank all of my blog followers and visitors for taking a look at my compositions all year long. I also want to thank all of the visitors and members of the new Fife & Drum Miniatures forum that I established earlier in the year.

Forum link here.

Initially, the forum was supposed to highlight Fife & Drum AWI figures and Minden SYW figures, but then it sort of morphed into a general 18th Century information and discussion group that presents topics in a very relaxed and informal way.

Der Alte Fritz wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.
May your stockings be full of presents and may you be surrounded by friends and family.


22 comments:

  1. Merry Xmas to you and yours. Sadly the weather here is very mild, warm enough to wear shorts and not feel cold!!!

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  2. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  3. Merry Christmas Jim o,you and your family, looks truly beautiful

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  4. Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr! to all our friends in Germany!

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  5. Merry Christmas Jim to you and your family. I love snow at Christmas and it looks lovely. Hope you’ve been a good boy and Santa is laden down with new toys for you.

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  6. Fine sentiments, images and Christmas!
    Merry Christmas to you and the family.
    Bill P.

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  7. Merry Christmas and a most happy New years to you and yours.

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  8. And a very merry Christmas to you!

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  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Christopher

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  10. Merry Christmas, and thanks for a year of great blogging

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  11. Thanks for sharing the pictures Jim , and your Christmas goodwill. Thank you for all the pleasure you have given so many during 2017
    Chris
    https://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Merry Christmas, Jim to you and all your family. I envy you the snow...was 36degrees C here. Still the aircon made a great difference, and a good time had by all. Thankyou for your great work, figures, blog & fellowship this year, and I really look forward to 2018 in a similar vein. Cheers, Rohan.

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    1. I'll take your weather and give you mine. It's 1-degree Fahrenheit this morning. Brrrrr.😱

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    2. Yep, that's a tad too chilly! Good for "justifying" the odd hot toddy or warm spiced wine though!! As for me, mine's a nice cold beer (or three!) :-D Merry Christmas, Rohan.

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  13. Merry Christmas, Jim! I've enjoyed reading your blog over the past year. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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