Winter Wonderland 2021

We went to the garden centre today and discovered it was OAP excursions and lunch day. The car park was busy with coaches and mini buses, but it was wonderful to see elderly and disabled people having an outing to such a magical place.
As always it was like walking into another world where you can leave your everyday worries at the door and absorb the enchanted atmosphere within.
You can read more about such visits here and here

Today we were after paving slabs to finish off the area to support the Mini Man Cave and stop rodents digging under it. I took the Nikon Coolpix, the camera I had before I treated myself in April, but wish now I’d taken the Canon as I lost a lot of definition reducing the size of my pictures.
Anyway, hope you enjoy these as much as we did. The singing reindeer were there again, this time outside Santa’s Grotto which is absolutely fabulous this year.


 

and they had a new horse statue
As well as the paving slabs, we came away with some bird feeders which Hubby is going to put on brackets on the fence posts so that they can see them. I had to laugh at  a pigeon the other day trying to work out how to get his rather rotund body into the bird table to feast on the seed (which it appears only pigeons like).
He landed on the roof, then tried to hang upside down losing his balance, so ended up on the floor. He tried again with similar results, then eyeing things up from the ground, he aimed his flight at the table and wedged himself in. Success!! Except every time he pecked and raised his head, he banged it on the inside of the roof!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Winter Wonderland 2021

  1. What glorious displays!! Definitely puts you in the Christmas spirit!

  2. Sadje says:

    Lovely pictures and outing. The pigeon will be happy now.

  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Your garden center photos are so pretty! Glad you got to go see them. We have a place like that here, and like you say, it’s magical in there. 🙂

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