Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Harry's Christmas Lament

Was the night before Christmas and Harry was dreaming...

Of days when the bells round his neck were not streaming.

The upheaval was gradual, his mom took it slow...

It was a while before even outside they would go.

It's not that Harry truly even seemed to mind...

It's just that the squirrels were so terribly unkind.

Still it could've been worse, it's not as bad as all that...

At least he wasn't wearing a big angry bird hat.


If Harry was able, if Harry could talk...

He'd thank you for coming along on our walk.

Each twig, leaf and feather - spring summer and fall...

Was meant to be enjoyed by one and by all.

The rhyming the rhyming it's over the top...

Need to get to bed so Santa can stop!

Seriously, like the drummer boy I have no gifts to bring but if you would ever like any of my (scenery) pictures for a screen saver or your wall, cyber, plaster or drywall, feel free to copy it. Let me know if you'd like it signed or a larger file better for printing. If it's for a craft resale just let me throw my mark on it, it's still free. Deal?

I've been thinking about this for a while. Every camera and lens that I have has been a gift - so is walking and gifts are meant for sharing.


  1. Nicely done Ruthe, Merry Christmas.

  2. Merry Christmas! Love your images. Jeff

  3. Gary noticed that Harrison has a red and white scarf! We are proud to invite him to join the red army! Merry Christmas! xx

  4. Thanks Ruthe, you talents are a gift. Thanks for the idea of using it for wallpaper and cover photos.

    I would like to print the last Merry Christmas photo to put with my 2013 cards - that I look at again before next Christmas please.
    Sister Anne

  5. Merry Christmas to you too Ruthe & Harrison

  6. Very nice Ruthe! Merry Christmas
    Luke Jen and Rebekah

  7. Loving enjoying your talents and love for the beauty in life:)
    Harry was a very co-operative little muse! Reminds me of working slowly to get the elf hat on Cooper:)

  8. Sara has the same collar! Probably a bigger size... She reluctantly enjoys it.

    It'd be amazing to have your crazy photog skills at and around our wedding!

  9. love it... lots of favourites.