Friday, 22 December 2017

Guest Post By My Mum: A Secret Christmas Miracle

Can you believe my Mum has not written any guest post on my blog since last year?! I found it hard to believe myself, and yet this one from December 2016 was her last.
Time for a new one, I think!

And here goes:


A Secret Christmas Miracle
Not far from my home are fields, meadows and gardens, like allotments, and many  fruit trees and shrubs. Of course now, in wintertime, they are all leafless. And since a few years, on two of those trees, over night appear a lot of christmas baubles in different colours. 


It looks beautiful, especially when sunlight is shining on and reflecting off them. Because it is so unexpected, everybody walking by stops for a rest, and I think that is the intention of this miracle secret action.
Recently there was an article in our daily newspaper, saying that nobody knows who keeps doing this. Nobody has seen the baubles being put up, it must happen over night. And after Christmas, also over night, the ornaments vanish until the next year, next Christmas time.
Thanks to the person who brings a little more joy to the world. 

In this spirit I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. 

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Yes, I've showed you these pictures before, but trust me, the trees look pretty much the same this year with even the weather being similar; too mild for Christmas, so we're in for a grey-brown-green Christmas instead of a white one.

I can't say I'm sorry about this; much as I like looking at Winter Wonderland from my kitchen window, I prefer the rail tracks snow-free when I am travelling, which I will be doing on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (to and from O.K.'s, you guessed it).

The trees with the baubles were a real surprise when my Mum and I came across them for the first time some years ago. We always assumed the folks from the nearby kindergarden or elementary school or church community were behind it, and so we were amazed to learn from the newspaper that in fact it is a secret as to who is responsible for this unexpected beauty on the fields.
(There, Kay, you know what I mean!)

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Someone must creep out at dead of night I guess.

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    1. Yes, probably at least two people, one holding a torch and the other putting the baubles in the trees.

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  2. What a sweet thing to do. The person responsible must be a joyful person.

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    1. I wonder whether they sometimes walk by during the day and listen to the comments of other people, chuckling inside :-)

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  3. What a lovely thing to do year after year - and yet nobody knows!
    Christmas is about miracles and surprises so the arrival of these decorations is just wonderful.
    Thank you Meike's Mum for your lovely post - have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.
    Mary x

    P.S> Safe travels Meike.

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    1. Thank you, Mary!
      Yes, we find it a fitting thing for Christmas time, and learning from the newspaper that nobody knows who is behind it makes it all the more special.

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  4. It is so satisfying to think of people secretly going about to do something to bring happiness to other people! Thank you Meike's Mum for sharing it with all of us, and may you and all your family have a joyful Christmas and very satisfying 2018!

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    1. Thank you, Kristi, and the same to you! I am sure my Mum will read the comments tonight, she has been very busy today getting everything ready for tomorrow, as she and my Dad will be hosting our traditional Christmas Eve family gathering.

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  5. What a nice post from your mum. A happy Christmas to you and your family and, of course, the mysterious O.K.! The baubles are such a nice idea. I'm always amazed at the things people can do in secret in public places. There's quite a lot of work tying all those baubles on and it must take an hour or more. How nice that they continue to make the effort.

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    1. There are no houses immediately close by, and it is just a field lane, not one that sees regular traffic. But it is dark there, and as you say, it probably takes at least an hour, so it really is an effort and very kind of whoever it is!
      Merry Christmas to you and yours, too, dear Jenny!

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  6. Thank you Lady Duchess (Mum of The Meike)!
    Last Christmas I did something very similar to a little tree on the moors near Sheffield. It's like vandalism but creative and well-intentioned. It's too late to do it this year so I must remember to do it next year. Frohe Weihnachten!

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    1. Thanks, YP! Vandalsim? No, it's the opposite; it is not distructive and not disrespectful to other people's property.
      Frohe Weihnachten auch für Dich!

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  7. So very nice to hear from your mum, and a wonderful story. I love to think of those people doing such a lovely thing in secret.

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    1. It is lovely, isn't it! I went for a walk out there yesterday afternoon and took some new photos.

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  8. Must be Christmas Fairies... ;)

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    1. Something winged anyway, I think... :-)

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