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December 10, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Under Study.

Starting from the ground up,

While not as lofty as head in the clouds,

Gives clearer view of what builds things.

Flying pig and other Christmas ornaments on lower branches (© image: all rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted )

A study in transportation modes? Pigs in space, sailing in a bottle, Wild life circling with a disco ball, an angel toe dancing, with sleeping rocking horse. Very moving. (© image)

The underpinnings,

While carefully crafted,

Get overlooked in the overlays

Kayaking Santa and Red Reindeer and other Christmas ornaments on lower branches (© image: all rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted )

What is the protocol when encountering a deer while kayaking? (© image)

Bottom dwellers,

While often the belly of the best,

Go blissfully unnoticed.

Swooping silver beads, shiny balls, a peacock, the Texas Alamo and other Christmas ornaments on lower branches (© image: all rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted )

Mouse eye view of loops and ” ’round, ’round, get around, they get a round.” Yes, that is an Alamo ornament. (© image)

From those hanging behind the scenes,

While in low level roles,

 Grow the undercover foundation glow.

Gentle reminders to Staff by RC Cat that there are expectations even during the Kiss-mess season.(Formally dressed cat servants and other Christmas ornaments on lower branches ( image: all rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted )

Gentle reminders to Staff by RC Cat that there are expectations even during the Kiss-mess holiday season. (© image)

Nothing to see here,

While adoration and wonder draws eyes high up there,

Glitz and glamour’s beginnings are always theirs.

Christmas Tree lights ( © image, all rights reserved, copyrighted, no permissions granted)

Total is the sun of sparks. Each day is an ornament in a life.( © image)

Everything is perspective and points of view

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

 

12 Comments

  1. easyweimaraner / Dec 10 2019 6:39 am

    love it!!!! specially the bottle ship is a wonderful thing… I got one once as I visited the sea first time… and being the moronish kid, I tried to remove it from the bottle … ;o(

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 10 2019 5:23 pm

      You freed the sailboat! It’s the thought that counts – so very Christmas spirit. There’s that Christmas carol about 3 sailing ships on Christmas Day, but no one sang that around here when we grew up. There’s also a fragile brown paper Chinese junk sailing vessel that was brought back by a friend from China. And Scandinavian snowflakes and S. TX sand dollars – alike but different. (Hmmm, might have to do an sequel next year – there are some fun ones hanging back.)
      Thanks for uncorking a holiday comment

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  2. shoreacres / Dec 10 2019 7:18 am

    I think today’s the day that I’ll at least get Mom’s vintage white ceramic tree on a table. Maybe by the weekend the “real” tree will go up. Or not. But, your post has reminded me of a fun experience at Dickinson’s Fruits’n’Such orchard that I always thought to write about, and didn’t. It involved blackberry picking, and the advice offered by an old man: always go low and inside. It’s not just for baseball any more!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 10 2019 5:26 pm

      White ceramic trees were a thing at one time apparently. Mom had one, too (wonder if that was rescued when the house was decommissioned)
      When picking produce, always copy the old timers! They know best about a lot.
      Thanks for draping a holiday comment on this branch

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  3. Kirt D Tisdale / Dec 10 2019 10:34 am

    Love the diversity of the ornaments…the more one looks, the more one sees! They are all so unique and fun!!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 10 2019 5:14 pm

      Christmas should be full of mysteries and unexpected delights. Hope yours is branching out into wonder. Thanks for adding a smile

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  4. sustainabilitea / Dec 10 2019 2:44 pm

    Love it and so eclectic. An Alamo ornament is perfect.

    janet

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 10 2019 5:12 pm

      As a kid I longed for the 50’s designer trees of turquoise or pink and silver instead of the assorted collected ornaments. Mom started the tradition of buying one ornament a year – it was quite a search to find just the right one. Each has a story/year hanging along. Now I enjoy the patchwork beauties gathered over the time. Old friends. Next year, the big tree is going up with all the ornaments – so difficult to choose which get to come out and play on a smaller tree. Thanks for peeking through the branches.

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  5. Kate Crimmins / Dec 10 2019 4:16 pm

    We keep the inexpensive low as they tend to get batted around a bit. So far this year no damage by any cat although we occasionally hear the tinkling of a ball.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 10 2019 5:07 pm

      “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets her wings” If it’s said in an old holiday movie, it’s got to be real, right? (Cats who are know for being able to see more than humans, tend to help the heavenly once in a while.) Thanks for adding a decorative comment

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      • Kate Crimmins / Dec 11 2019 6:43 am

        That saying gives me a visual of an angel at a bar picking up a plate of hot wings! 🙂

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 11 2019 10:02 am

          HA! Makes you wonder which Wings Stop or establishment angels go to…which team followed….OMG brings up all sorts of questions… What a heavenly distraction!

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