Kaleidoscope #482

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland;

 

 

 

 

Lyrics for this version of “Winter Wonderland” can be found here. Songwriters: Jeremy Smith
Winter Wonderland lyrics © Words & Music A Div Of Big Deal Music LLC. Performed by Bing Crosby and many others.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a pic of my Christmas tree from 2017. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my smartphone.

 

Kaleidoscope #481

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow;

 

 

 

 

Lyrics for this version of “Let is Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” may be found here. Songwriters: Jule Styne / Sammy Cahn. Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Concord Music Publishing LLC. Performed by Dean Martin and many others.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a gathering of purple ornaments from my holiday stash. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my smartphone.

 

Kaleidoscope #127

He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight‍—‌
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. My strongest Christmas memories center around the box of presents and treats my grandparents would send from Arizona. My Gramma loved to shop flea markets and there would always be a cute, handmade ornament. My Gramma is still going strong but she can’t do all the baking and shopping anymore. I’ve held on to these treasures, and I gathered them all together to take a simple snap from my smartphone. I added a touch of brightness in Photoshop.

Kaleidoscope #126

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And fill’d all the stockings; then turn’d with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a pic of my Christmas tree from 2015. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera.

Kaleidoscope #125

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laugh’d when I saw him in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. My strongest Christmas memories center around the box of presents and treats my grandparents would send from Arizona. My Gramma loved to shop flea markets and there would always be a cute, handmade ornament. My Gramma is still going strong but she can’t do all the baking and shopping anymore. I’ve held on to these treasures, and I gathered them all together to take a simple snap from my smartphone. I added a touch of brightness in Photoshop.

Kaleidoscope #124

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face, and a little round belly,
That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly: 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a gathering of green ornaments from my holiday stash. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my smartphone.

Kaleidoscope #123

His eyes‍—‌how they twinkled! His dimples: how merry,
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. My strongest Christmas memories center around the box of presents and treats my grandparents would send from Arizona. My Gramma loved to shop flea markets and there would always be a cute, handmade ornament. My Gramma is still going strong but she can’t do all the baking and shopping anymore. I’ve held on to these treasures, and I gathered them all together to take a simple snap from my smartphone. I added a touch of brightness in Photoshop.

Kaleidoscope #122

He was dress’d all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys was flung on his back,
And he look’d like a peddler just opening his pack: 

 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a close-up of the holiday wreath on my front door. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my smartphone.

Kaleidoscope #121

And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound: 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a pic of my Christmas tree from 2015. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera.

Kaleidoscope #120

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys‍—‌and St. Nicholas too: 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a gathering of green ornaments from my holiday stash. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my smartphone.