Tag Archives: Christmas

Happy Christmas to All!

It seems paradoxical that the quintessential Christmas plant comes to North America from the tropics. Yes, the poinsettia’s heat and vivid color originate in Mexico. The cheerful flowers so delighted Joel Roberts Poinsett, first United States Minister to Mexico, that he … Continue reading

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Christmas Surprise!

Walking along North Maple Street in Florence, looking in the shop windows, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but — A small flock of deer grazing, and a pack of polar bears gazing, and Santa himself holding forth … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DELICATE

Zelda, the Christmas sheep, was a present years ago from my stylish youngest sister.She certainly looks sturdy and robust, doesn’t she. (Not to mention stylish, with her starry cap, and red ribbon, and four ruby shoes!) But she’s more delicate than she … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GROWTH (1)

A reminder of Time Past and Time Future — This is how a Christmas tree grows: Ornament by careful ornament, with anticipation and delight!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait, 4

Can you believe — a picture of me with me in it? Not a glimpse, reflection, shadow or fragment? Not a self-portrait, though. Frank took this one, and it’s one of the very few that I can bear to look … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration, 4a

Zelda our Christmas sheep has made it known that she isn’t very happy with me. The previous post’s photo, she says, doesn’t show off her red shoes (all four of them), of which she is exceedingly proud. So, in the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration, 4

Last year’s Christmas tree and celebrants in the Berkshires.  Posing here from L to R: two of our local black bears, a visiting angel, St. Nicholas (half hidden by a flower) and, her face peering out at us, Zelda the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WAITING — No More!

Just a few days ago, I posted this photo of a full complement of Target shopping carts, at the ready, waiting for the customers: And here we are today at the Holyoke Mall, what a change: It’s beginning to look … Continue reading

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tiny — christmas ornaments

Here’s St. Nicholas, accompanied by Zelda the sheep, under our 3-foot-high tabletop Christmas tree:

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