Reindeer on my tree

These reindeer on my tree are part of my reindeer collection. The great thing about a seasonal collection is that it’s only out for part of the year. It gives you something to look forward to.

Some of the ornaments, like the Fitz and Floyd one below, have value as a collectible.

Reindeer on my tree

Others, like this ceramic one, have a different kind of value. I’ve reattached the antlers more than once on this sentimental piece.

Ceramic ornament

Some, like this wooden one, are more arts and crafts than fine art.

Wooden ornament

Others, like this leaping snowflake-studded one, portray the joyfulness of the season.

Leaping reindeer

Some, like this clear one, sparkle and reflect the multicolored lights.

Reindeer on my tree

Others, like this graceful leaper, are brushed with touches of gold.

Gilded ornament

Though I have quite a few reindeer on my tree, I’m always looking for one more special piece.

I also like to display my small collection of plush reindeer. Can you find my cat, Motor, in this photo from my archives?

He found his happy spot. I hope you too find moments of joy over the holidays. 😁

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Birds on my Christmas tree: LAPC & SS

Many of us won’t be celebrating the holidays with close relatives, but we’ve grown closer to bird “families” in our yards. Interest in birding is soaring and people are flocking to this activity during the pandemic. I’m sharing the joy of birds in these photos of ornaments I’ve collected over the years.

Bluebirds capture the essence of the sky in their plumage. I’m hoping we have more bluebird days to look forward to soon.

Birds in my tree 19December2020
Mountain bluebird

Flocks of whooping crane birds fill the landscape with their unique “unison” call. Maybe people can heed the call towards unison in the upcoming year.

Whooping crane ornament December 2020
Whooping crane
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