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Monday, December 24, 2012

'Twas the Day Before Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas, when all thro' the yard,
 Not a creature was stirring, not even Nutty the squirrel;
 The decorations were hung on the windows with care,
 In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there....

When up in the tree there arose such a clatter,
I dropped my rake to see what was the matter.
 Away to the road I flew like a flash,
Looked up in the tree, and let out a gasp.
 The sun on the breast of the new fallen moss,
 Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
 When, what to my wondering eyes should appear...

but 2 visiting Bald eagles arriving here.
What a treat to have these beauties so near,
I ran for my camera to capture a pic
of this Christmas gift from 'ole St. Nick.

And one snap of the camera, caught their attention.
 One sprung from the branch, to his mate gave a whistle,

And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
 But I heard them exclaim, ere they flew out of sight-
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


ChrisC said...

Wow! How exciting! What a great great present!
Merry Christmas,to you and your family!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

WOW OH WOW! What a great gift!

Love and hugs to you this Christmas Eve. Have a lovely day tomorrow.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Anonymous said...

Very exciting and wonderfully creative writing!

Ami said...

Susan: Thank you for nominating my blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award! Sorry I have not got time to write anything in my blog for a long time. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

Hi Susan, I've been out of town so I'm just now getting to read this. What a treat to see the eagles . . . and I LOVE the poem. I hope you had a great Christmas!!

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