Tuesday, 21 December 2021

T Stands for ........ Twinkles!!

 Hi everyone, I'm coming to the party late again today - I've been making my last minute Christmas cake ( a recipe I have used for years that has pineapple in it)

I'm giving Paris a miss this week as I want to show you the lights at Dunham Massey (if you remember I showed some of the daylight pics here)

We booked for an early visit and of course there were lots of little children around. Some of the comments we heard made us smile!

We had a hot dog here but hands were too full to take a photo. Must say, we haven't had one for years and don't think we'll be bothering again for a while!

I took advantage of the nearly full moon to give a reindeer a white nose.
The house had series of images projected on to it

The Snowflake garden was one of my favourites 

I just had to show my favourite view in the darkness

Finally, because of course I am here for T Stands for Tuesday at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's 'The Altered Book Lover' blog, we had a decadent hot chocolate.
Just right to warm us up!

All there is for me to say now is that I wish you all a Wonderful Christmas Time, and Thank you so much for every single time you visit. 


Lisca said...

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful! I have no words. Thank you for sharing that.
When we lived in Bristol, we used to visit the illuminations at Westenbirt Arboretum. A similar set-up.
Greetings from sunny Spain,
Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2022 to you and yours.

kathyinozarks said...

Wow Chris thank you so much for sharing the light show with us-all the photos were really stunning and just gorgeous I loved the moon for the deer's nose-too sweet.
Merry Christmas Chris

Helen said...

what fabulous photos - some of the settings look like the ones they feature at Kew sometimes, and the full moon was perfectly placed! Hope you have a happy and healthy Christmas and get to see your family where possible. Helen xx

CJ Kennedy said...

What a fabulous light display. Absolutely stunning. My favorite pics were the ones where you captured the near full moon.So cute as the reindeer’s nose. Happy T Day

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As I was meticulously absorbing every photo you shared, I was thinking of Helen and how close to Kew your light show might be. I saw she already commented and I was delighted to read her answer.

I loved the arches under which T stopped for you to take a photo. They reminded me of what Kew does, at least from Helen's photos. I loved the trees and the way they were lit. Of course, I also loved the snowflakes. They were stunning, too. This was what you might say I was "gobsmacked" from the beauty of the lights and all the candles. Such beauty.

I am glad you were able to stop for some delicious sounding hot chocolate, too. Thanks for sharing your trip to Dunham Massey's light show and your hot chocolate with us for T this Tuesday. At least it's still Tuesday in my world.

My name is Erika. said...

Those lights and decorations are amazing Chris. We don't have any gardens around us that do Christmas lighting and decorations, so I would think it is fun to visit one. I just love the artistic shots of the lighted poppies and the lanterns. Wow. Hot chocolate sounds like a good after walk too. Thanks for sharing these. I hope you had a great T and have a wonderful holiday at the end of the week. Hopefully your son and his wife are improving quickly too. hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

what a brilliant holiday light display!! I love the glorious arches, oh, and that rose...
Thanks for sharing. Happy T day, and a very Merry Christmas too!

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous picures, Chris. TFS! Love all the lights and I can tell it was very festive. I am with you on hot dogs - not eating them again for a long time. Good hot chocolate is hard to beat! Happy late T-day and Merry Christmas. Thanks for all your life shares, lovely pictures, great art, and sweet comments. You are a blessing to me. Hugz

Divers and Sundry said...

What a festive event! The growing number of Christmas light displays is a joy and makes up for the fact that stores and homes decorate less than when I was a child.

A hot dog every once in a while is enough, I agree. Happy T Day!

DVArtist said...

Lovely photos. Have a nice Christmas.

Empire of the Cat said...

Oh this is just beautiful Chris, isn't it amazing what can be done with light and colour. I love the first photo where the house is purple, I would like to do that to my house! The xmas cake with pineapple sounds good, I love pineapple! Festive Wishes and Happy T Day Elle/EOTC xx

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Oh, how nice it is with the lighting, thanks for showing me the joy was great for me.
Merry Christmas I wish you and serve man!Hugs, Elke

craftytrog said...

Dunham Massey looks absolutely magical and so beautiful Chris!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos. Merry Christmas!

Sharon Madson said...

Beautiful photos of lights! Love the photo of your hubby in blue! :). Merry Christmas!