My Twelve Days of Christmas #6

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to meSix geese a-layingFive gold rings (five golden rings)Four calling birdsThree French hensTwo turtledovesAnd a partridge in a pear tree

The Twelve Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The Twelve Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. I may not have a partridge or a pear tree, but I have selected 12 photos from December / January to get me through this period.



  1. Isn’t he a dear little creature. I hope it stops raining, both inside and outside your house. Not what you need at this time of year.

  2. Geese. Great. Just when I thought yesterday’s lovely golden rings signalled the end of your bloody ornithology fixation you send me the noisiest most difficult bunch of obnoxious creatures so far. I can only think that you believe that one of them will be the one that lays the golden egg, but after years of doing the national lottery to no avail I can tell you I don’t think that’s going to happen. These bloody things are even noisier than the calling birds – talking of which, I’ve resorted to closing the curtains and sitting in darkness every afternoon just to make the calling birds think it’s nighttime and shut the f*** up for a bit. The partridges, though, had a purpose and were useful in the end as a starter – very nice with beetroot leaves. The turtle doves are upset, they clearly think it’s their turn next and they may well be right. This is what it sounds like…..when doves cry. Look, I appreciate your generosity, and I know how much thought you’ve put into this, but please….please….no more birds…

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, dear. You obviously haven’t seen what arrives on the 7th day. But cheer up, it could be worse. Seagulls….

  3. I always loved seeing robins – they brighten up the winter landscape 🙂

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