Time to open the first door.
As I show you each door on the Advent house, I will also introduce you to the people in my nativity. This is a handmade nativity with charmingly realistic figures.
Please meet Melchior. The trip through the desert from Syria was long and arduous, but worth the hardship. As a Magi (astrologer), Melchior was compelled to investigate the bright light that had moved across the sky in the direction of Judea. The star had led him to this humble place in Bethlehem. He is looking for a new born baby who he knows will become a kind of king never seen before. Melchior is bringing a rare spice called myrrh as his gift to the new king.
I finished the garden room trees.
I find Christmas trees to be very difficult to photograph.
I particularly like these tree skirts. They are made of different shades of green velvet and have satin ribbon topiaries on them.
There are birds hiding in the branches.
And birds nests with eggs.
And all sorts of butterflies.
A cute little squirrel nibbles on a pine cone.
A Polish santa.
And green felt butterflies too.
Two more done. Two more to go.
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