A Shutterbug explores the surrounding area of Cape Ann MA each week with her camera and her assistant most times.

We do look for 'the magic' and sometimes it appears when we are seemingly not looking.
 What a gift. What treasures nature offers to each of us.

With winter coming ~ we made need to be a bit more creative with indoor photos as well.

We start our 'blogland' week on late Monday afternoon for Tuesday and then add a post each day. Hope you will make a return visit and share with us.

'Winter is time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and talk beside the fire, it is time for home.'
~ Dame Edith Sitwell

'X' for Xmas Tree ~ shining light to the world for peace.

Sharing with ABC Wednesday

Wednesday ~ Warms My Heart (1)
A local Inn and Restarant on Cape Ann MA ~ decorated for the Holidays.

The lights of the season warms my heart ~ I love the lights!

Sharing this photo and one below with
Jenny's Warms My Heart link

Wednesday ~ Warms My Heart (2)
'She' is all groomed for Xmas' ~  even has glued on 'sparkly' earrings.
She warms my heart daily.

Sharing with Jenny's Warms My Heart Wednesday

Tuesday ~ Our World Tuesday
For Our World Tuesday ~ a unique Xmas decoration on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with Our World Tuesday

Thursday ~ Good Fences ~ 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you. A pretty decorated fence on Cape Ann MA

Sharing with Good Fences

We continue to wish you the magic and love of the season. xox

Your posted comments are gifts each day. thanks, ^_^


  1. The wreaths and ribbons are a cheery note that Christmas is coming. What a nice way to adorn a simple white picket fence!

  2. Hari OM
    Seasonal and fun! Love the Tree and its 'skirt' &*> Blessings to you and yours for the season... am off travelling back to UK from OZ from tomorrow so may be MIA again for a wee while! YAM xx

  3. A very festive post. A Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  4. What jolly pics!

    ( '>
    Warm ALOHA,

  5. what lovely festive photos Carol! Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas-and a special hug and pat - AND a treat for Zoe from me over the miles!

  6. Very nice preparations for Christmas.

  7. Lovely shots. Wishing you a joyful Christmas.

  8. I love that fence for a White Christmas. Great job whoever decorated it like that. Well spotted Carol.

    A Merry Christmas to you and yours, especially to Artmusedog.

  9. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I enjoy seeing the festive decorations in your area. Those Boilermakers do get around.

  10. Hello, lovely holiday images. I like the cute train and the fence with the wreaths and bows. The tree is beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I wish you all the best in the New Year.

  11. Hello Carol, cute choo choo train and pretty white fence with Christmas wreaths and red ribbons. Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year to you and love ones!

  12. Cute, festive pics!! Merry Christmas!! :)

  13. Beautiful pictures !!
    Merry Christmas !

  14. I do like that decorated fence. So festive. Merry Christmas.

  15. All your photos make me feel happy and warm! And Artdog is very lovely.
    I wish you a great Christmas!
    Wil, ABCDW Team.

  16. A very Merry Christmas / X-mas to you and yours!

  17. Beautiful photos, Carol! I love that inn/restaurant and the decorated white fence and of course your little friend looks very beautiful!

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!

  18. Your X-mas tree looks very much like ours !

    Merry Christmas to you !

  19. Lovely photographs!

    Wishing you not only a wonderful abc-day / - week but also a very mery christmas !
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  20. Merry Christmas!
    Great series of images.

  21. Wishing back to you the magic of the season!

    abcw team

  22. You have found some super Christmas decorations. Love the boilermakers train, must be a Santa's Special. Wishing you the joy of the season, good company and tasty treats to artmusedog.

  23. Precious photos as always Carol. I hope you and yours and Artmuse Dog have a most delightful and Merry Christmas. I am so sad I had to miss a few weeks but I am back here today and it felt so good to write my post. Love to you during this beautiful season.

  24. What a lovely series! That inn/restaurant certainly is pretty decorated for the holidays.

  25. I love the train. A Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  26. That was a lovely post for
    Christmas with so many pretty decorations & of course Artmusedog is so cute!
    The fence is wonderful for Christmas! I wished I had found one for good Fences!
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas!

  27. Merry Christmas! Greetings from Romania!

  28. i know what you mean - my babies warm my heart every day, too. :) loved the little train and the beautiful fence, too!

  29. what a cool idea decorating the fences, something I never thought of...hope your xmas day was awesome :-)

  30. Love these.
    And it is fun to spend time decorating in this festive season.

  31. Merry Christmas! Loving that cute little tree! And of course, your even cuter little Artmuse dog.


  32. Beautiful photos, as always. So strange not to see snow in your photos. The Husband's cousin lives in MA and she was moaning how warm it was. Our temps (in CA) were even cooler. Interesting times we now live in. Happy Holidays!

  33. It always looks so pretty where you live. The Christmas lights warm my heart too! Have you been having the warm weather some of the east coast has been having? I saw where it was in the 60's in NYC the other day and I didn't see any snow in your pictures. We've been having unusually warm weather too. Personally, I like it cold at Christmas.

  34. Happy New Year Carol ....Art Muse Dog warms all of our hearts! Thanks for sharing her with us! That decorated white fence is classic Christmas ... Just lovely!

  35. Wonderful collection of photos and warm words. Have a very Happy New Year!

  36. Oh my goodness! That Bed & Breakfast, glowing with welcome, most definitely warmed my heart!

    The white fence and your Artmuse lovely made me smile, too.

    Thank you for linking.



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