Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

The sweet, mild temperatures of Christmas 2011 are a real gift after the hassle of last year. Treacherously slippery footpaths, eight inches of built up snow and ice equalled risky driving and much reduced walking for Christmas 2010.
The milder weather is sure not as visually spectacular, though.
The Liffey river Christmas Day 2011

The Liffey river Christmas Day 2010

From my back window Christmas Day 2011

From my back window Christmas Day 2010

 And while enjoying an ice-free stroll today along the Liffey, I spotted this heron, who opted to spend Christmas Day 2011, meditating in the centre of the river.


Debbie said...

Amazing Mari - beautiful pics and I agree that the warmth rocks, much to the disgust of my children. Long may the herons bask. DX

Mari G said...

Hi Debbie.
The heron is actually still basking in same spot...warm weather sure brings out the best in us all.
Happy New Year