Monday, December 23, 2019

Woodland Advent 2019, Day 24 - Here Comes Santa Claus

Woodland Christmas © Frances Tyrrell
Clara is home and safely in bed. The entire household is asleep now.  Even the woodland mice are tucked up for the night.  Just in time!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Woodland Advent 2019, Day 23 - The Way Home

Woodland Nutcracker © Frances Tyrrell
Even the little Raccoon attendants at the Great Bear's palace wave "goodbye" to Clara!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Woodland Advent 2019, Day 22 - Homeward Bound

Woodland Nutcracker © Frances Tyrrell
"Time to go home now, Clara," said Prince Nutcracker.  "It is nearly Christmas morning."

Friday, December 20, 2019

Woodland Advent 2019, Day 21 - Applause

Woodland Nutcracker © Frances Tyrrell
Clara is surrounded by all the performers who have joined her in watching each successive display, and some of them are still up to merry hijinks!  The evening is drawing to a close and it is almost time for Clara to be home again.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Woodland Advent 2019, Day 20 - Stellar Trapeze Artists

Woodland Nutcracker © Frances Tyrrell
The final performance for Clara, the "Stellar Trapeze Artists" from Australia:  fearlessly they swung and somersaulted high above the ice thrones, and to great applause slid down their ropes of flowers to take a final bow.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Woodland Advent 2019, Day 19 - Hockey Bears

Woodland Nutcracker © Frances Tyrrell
Next on the programme,  "Mother Grizzly and her Rocky Mountain Pee Wees!"

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Woodland Advent 2019, Day 18 - Polar Bear Ribbon Dance

Woodland Nutcracker © Frances Tyrrell
Now for the Polar Bear's lively ribbon dance! "Clara's paws grew tired from clapping."