Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Miracles in Blue!

This vintage poem, Christmas Miracle, found in a 1964 Ideals book, beautifully describes the wonders of each valley, hill and morn blessed by a new fallen snow. A forest filled with wonder as Christmas approaches is a call to all of us by poet Georgia B. Adams to take joy in the smallest of winter miracles..."birdbaths wearing fur collars...trees trimmed in ermine."

Miracles are everywhere...take another look, Adams writes! It is a simple thing to find the miracles that abound in snow covered roads and "hillsides wearing winter capes."

Soon enough our world here in Michigan will be white with snow and I look forward to the enchantment of a glistening world of white outside my cottage window!

For more Monday Blues and to learn how to join, go to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday! Thank you Sally for sharing this great blogging activity for all to join!

Happy Blue Monday everyone!


  1. Dear Coralie,
    I like your new header and that sweet poem.
    I wonder of the hillside evergreens will wear white winter- capes in Germany.
    It was the warmest November for 120 years.
    And there is no sign of any snow.
    I hope this will change till Christmas.
    Have a good week

  2. I love your header! I am not anxious for snow myself, but seeing it this way is just fine. ;-)

  3. Hi Coralie
    Thanks for stopping by and so glad you did - I love your blog.

  4. I love old Ideals. They always had the sweetest vintage images and poems. Your new banner is so cute! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

  5. Some of the older ways may not have been the easiest, but they are better than some being used today. Enjoyed this very much.

  6. Coralie,
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love your new Christmas look here. I remember those books..... my mother had some, I wonder if she still does? I am looking forward to a winter wonderland right now too, but not for too long.
    Have a blessed day!

  7. Morning Coralie,

    Your new header is so cute and colorful. I love those Ideals book; I have a couple that I drag out every year. They're filled with gorgeous pictures and lovely poems. Happy Blue Monday.


  8. Good Morning, Coralie! I love your Christmas look on the blog today. That is a pretty poem, too. I can't wait to see winter scenes of Michigan. We're actually chilly here in Florida this morning, and I don't have the clothes for it. ;-)

    Love to you, dear lady, and a Happy Blue Monday, too!


    Sheila :-)

  9. You always have such lovely thoughts and words to share with us. It is appreciated. I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

  10. Thanks for coming by.

    Love that blue snow pic.

    we have snow early this year. Ski resorts are loving it!!

    barbara jean

  11. What a lovely idea "Blue Monday" and you picked a great piece to show off. I love Ideals mag and have quite a few I look through once in a "blue" moon LOL! I guess you didn't see my giveaway, or maybe you don't want my "junque"!! Thanks for sharing. Judi

  12. Hi Coralie, Your new Christmas header is adorable as well as your post here. The poem reminds me of my home state, Wisconsin. In the Kettle Moraine, where the glaciers formed some of the most beautiful hills and little valleys in the country. When it snows there, it's a winter wonderland. Thanks for the reminder of my 'home sweet home'. And thanks for the reminder of the little miracles in nature.


  13. I like your new header and that very sweet poem :o)


  14. What a lovely post! Every winter I wish I lived where it snows! Happy Vintage Christmas Monday!

  15. Your blog header is so lovely. Thank you for posting that sweet poem, loved it.

  16. When I was growing up I thought this is what all snow everywhere except Florida looked like.
    Beautiful poem. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm going to spend some time with yours.

  17. Hello, Coralie,
    The snow is so pretty and the poem so lovely! Thanks for sharing! I know you will enjoy your winter there in Michigan. We barely get any snow each year in Central Texas. Have a happy Blue Monday and wonderful week, my friend! Vicki p.s. I love your new header and festive background!

  18. Beautiful Blue post , I love ideals books , also.

  19. Very pretty! Have a wonderful week!

  20. BLessings to you also. I see you have a little Sheltie dog? Oh, they are so cute. I think that might be our next dog. :) Linda

  21. Love your christmas poem, it was in a magazine from the year I was born :)
    What a cute holiday banner you made for your blog too.

  22. Old Ideals are just loaded with scads of terrific things to read, enjoy and share with all of us! I love reading them, just not lucky enough to find them often! A lovely, lovely post!

  23. I remember those books--in fact, there may be a few of them up in my attic! I shall have to go look now. I really enjoyed this post. Thank you for sharing these old poems and pictures.