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This Christmas Lilly flowers in December in New Zealand

EXPLORE Worthy, Mini Challenge 11 - XMAS HOLIDAY 2014


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13 days till Christmas!

Have a wonderful weekend!

As this is my final upload before Christmas, I thought it should be another Christmassy one!


I also thought this was an appropriate time to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit my photostream, and especially to those who have left comments and favs. I have only been on flickr for around 6 months, but nonetheless I really feel blessed to have met so many people who are willing to take some time out of their day for me. I have also been amazed by the friendliness and helpfulness of those who have been kind enough to add me to their contact list!


I wish everyone a Happy Christmas, and for those who don't celebrate it, I wish you happiness!


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Mmmmm, the delightful fragrance of pine cones and real Christmas trees... :-))

Thanks to my well-informed contacts who pointed out that they are in fact alder cones...I knew this all along of course, was just using a bit of poetic licence since alder cones don't have the same scent of Christmas ;-)))))

Every shade of pink blushes softly….the delicate hues dance along the memories of Christmas past…


Texture by skeletalmess


and to all in Flickrland too - it has been quite a year for many of us, hasn't it?


Well, let us rejoice and give thanks that most of us are still here, still creating and are able to share our wonderful art and visions and words with each other.


All of you are the most wonderful Christmas gift to me from the Universe. -Ramsey Lewis, Winter Wonderland (Hey I'm a jazzy kind of guy :-)))


and a bluesy one too... - Charles Brown, Merry Christmas Baby


and very much a traditional American child of the 1950s - - Little Drummer Boy,


I still cry at this one.

I don't know why.

I hope that I always will.


My love to all of you.





Created for the Vivid Christmas Tree challenge @ Vivid Imagination!

Two more days....How cool......I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year......


Thanks so much for all of your visits and your friendships too......


Much Love to all of you....xoxo

Merry Christmas to all!


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From Wikipedia:




The plants' association with Christmas began in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus' birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson "blossoms" sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. From the 17th century, Franciscan monks in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations.


Across North America, poinsettias are typical Christmas decorations in homes, churches, offices, and elsewhere, available in large numbers from grocery, drug, and hardware stores. In the United States, December 12th is National Poinsettia Day.

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to ALL of my flickr friends! :)


(Explore/Interestingness #12 on Thursday, December 27, 2007)

2 days!!! :)


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"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

Just like the ones I used to know ....

Where treetops glisten

And children listen

To hear

Sleighbells in the snow......."


Yes, my dream as well for that soft blanket of white that hushes the world and carpets it with a momentary innocence and a feeling of hope....


That white that casts an incredible shimmer of light when darkness falls


That white that seems to amplify the magic of the season.


Denis Collette recently posted a photograph that inspired this painting ( and it fed the dream of white Cristmases that I hold dear. Thank YOU, Denis, not only for permission to use your photo, but more for the inspiration that continues to feed this holiday season and the white Christmases I love. Blessings, my friend!


I wish each of you a most joyous, memorable, peace-filled holiday season. And may you be surrounded by love, family and friends, and all good things....


Buon Natale..........May the peace and joy of the season fill your homes and your hearts!


Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year...

Ok, am I allowed to go Christmas crazy now? ;)


Little Sparkly Bear simply adores Christmas! He can hardly wait for the Big Day to arrive. Only 8 days to left. ~ Don't you love those shiny button eyes and that cute nose!

Wishing all the great folks on Flickr a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!


I took this shot while getting some interesting looks from people back in late October as I placed a few ornaments on a little spruce hugging the shoreline of Lake Louise.


Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Merry Christmas to all my Flickr Friends, today I put out some seeds for the visiting birds to feed on. As I sat and wait for some activity, low and behold my friend came to visit and eat. Such a beautiful Red Cardinal he is. Lol: Gaston (aka Gasssman).


View in large or original size for wonderful details of my friend Red. !!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Eguberri On! Joyeux Nöel!

Schlumbergera - Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, Crab Cactus and Holiday Cactus A lit Christmas Tree covered in snow in the yard. | | - //

Merry Christmas to all my friends on Flickr who celebrate the holiday.


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Life is like a camera; Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if it goes wrong...Take another shot. I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is what I see when I walk into the lobby of my new apartment. Merry Christmas!

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A picture of the Leadenhall Market at Christmas time. I wanted to capture the tree that was inside the market. I did a lot of cropping as at the full size the image looked far to busy and was hurting my eyes as there was too much to look at and the tree got lost. Let me know what you think of the crop.


Also I wanted to thank everyone for there nice comments over the last few weeks and finally i hope you all have a great christmas.



Let's start to wish Happy Christmas to all of you !


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Textures courtesy of Lenabem-Anna and nacnud.

Test shot with a new Nikon of one of our Phalaenopsis orchids which bloomed just in time for the holidays.

Red with drops, garden, The Netherlands


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