This gnarly old apple tree down the lane clings to its fruit as if to help us celebrate this joyous season. When I say ‘Happy Holidays’, it is not to avoid ‘Merry Christmas’, which I spread about freely. It is, rather, a way of including all of the ways of celebrating the return of the light and, lets face it, extends backward to Thanksgiving and forward to New Years. For someone like me, who tends to get a bit overwhelmed by all of the goings-on this time of year, lumping it all together in one big bundle of love works. I hope you don’t mind.
Happy New Year
So pretty they do look like shiny red ornaments.
Happy Holidays to you Ricki!
Love the apple tree…very festive…Happy Holidays to you too, Ricki!
Shirley~And the blue sky!…obviously taken some time ago.
Scott~’Festive’…that will be my word of the day.
Happy happy new year and few hours early ….
Happy Holidays Ricki! It’s a relief that all the goings on in my household are coming to a close. Whew! I love your picture. It’s perfect. Happy New Year!
Happy new year and happy 12th night (Epiphany, Jan 6 the last day of Christmas.) What a beautiful lichen/moss covered apple!
Happy New Year, Ricki! I find the holidays overwhelming too.
Linda~We celebrated by watching Dr Zhivago for the umpteenth time.
Jenni~With kids it’s even more hectic, but also more fun. Ours are grown, but still fun to have around.
Peter~What?!…5 more days of Christmas? Are there special celebrations attached to each of the days of Christmas?
Alison~Yep, there really is such a thing as too much of a good thing (but not gardening).
I don’t mind the lumping at all, I feel like we just finished a marathon. Happy new year!
Nature’s own Christmas baubles. Very pretty. Happy Holidays Ricki and all the best to you and yours for 2014!
Heather~Lumping along would be my approach to any marathon, if, in fact, I were so inclined.
Angie~Thanks, and same to you!