and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Size 5 inches by 7 inches on wooden block and available as digital collage
Four Colly Birds
Three French Hens
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
The ephemera: natural history image of blackbird, old sheet music, christmas postmark
NB :In researching “Calling Birds” I discovered that in the older versions of the song The twelve days of Christmas , it is four Colly Birds referring to blackbirds but it has been changed in the modern version of the song to four Calling Birds.
Seven Swans a swimming…..
But the pond is frozen and the house is warm with a fire in the chimney.
There is good wine waiting…all the relatives have left and the mess has been tidied up.
It’s the holidays…. let’s leave the swimming for another time.