Grouse in Frosty Trees

On Tuesday’s blog post I mentioned that December 9th was a foggy frosty day. In addition to the frost and unique lighting, I heard singing. The singing of sharp tailed grouse. I was excited to capture the grouse in frosty tree tops with a blue sky backdrop.

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Wednesday afternoon we did an activity day with our religious education group. The program coordinator made sugar cookies and frosting; the kids had a great time decorating and eating cookies. Next, the children made a tree ornament with popsicle sticks and bead gems. Each gem color had religious symbolism behind it to help us be mindful of God’s love for us. The kids also worked on a coloring project talking about the true meaning of Christmas.

I decorated two jars and filled them with M&M’s for a guessing game. I saw a link on Facebook that had a good message/poem that we wanted to share with the kids.

December 18

With the temperature drop this week I was glad that Terryn at Faith, Family and Beef did a blog post about winter apparel. I love the hat she shares. I am a stocking cap girl, but wear a visor or cap under it to keep the sun out of my eyes. I like the idea of a warm cap. One of these days the zipper on the hand-me-down jacket Sister gave me will not work anymore and I will be in the market for a non-bulky warm jacket. Thanks Terryn for the cold weather chore girl ideas.

December 18

I am currently reading a CSI mystery type book; A Cold and Broken Hallelujah (Long Beach Homicide) by Tyler Dilts. I wasn’t sure if I was in the mood to read a murder mystery. After getting started, I really like the main character and his partner. It won’t take me long to turn the pages on this novel.

While taking Jodene Shaw’s art class she mentioned a book that helped her get started doing mixed media art. Jodene also said she found the author, Kelly Rae Roberts, inspirational in her words and works. I couldn’t help myself and ordered Taking Flight. It came in the mail yesterday.

December 18

Also in yesterday’s mail was a package from my Christmas in the Country Secret Santa. I got a box of goodies that I will share with you on January 7th.

I hope your preparations for Christmas are going well. It’s a busy time of year with all the extra activities going on in our lives. During this time of Advent, it’s important to actively wait for the coming of Christ and remember the humble way Jesus came to earth.


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6 Responses to Grouse in Frosty Trees

  1. Buttons says:

    Oh these are gorgeous photos Robyn and love that you are enjoying your art class. Secret Santa….oh I am excited and hopefully get my package today it is so exciting. Enjoy the season my friend. Hug B

  2. Terryn says:

    You are very welcome, Robyn!
    These are photos are absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  3. Ginger Goddard Hanten says:

    Merry Christmas, Robyn! I really enjoy your posts. It sure sounds like you have a zest for life and fill every moment. Your photography is so interesting!

  4. Cheri says:

    Beautiful picture of the grouse. They are such pretty birds. You’d think we’d have them here, but nope. We are surrounded by sage brush!
    I like to stay warm in the winter, and bulky clothes make it hard to get on my horse and not be all bunched up! I love my long johns, and arctic wear bibs. And a warm hat! If it’s real snowy or rainy, I’ll wear my leather chaps. It’s amazing how well they keep you warm and dry!
    Merry Christmas my friend! 🙂

  5. Robyn! What is a grouse?? I have never seen one before.

    I think I want one!

    You have me in the mood to read now……

  6. Amy Burzese says:

    Those are beautiful frosty photos. I’ll have to make note of that murder mystery author.

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