Friday, December 18, 2020

DECEMBER 18 - Christ-fall-mas

  While a huge snowstorm dumped tons of snow on the New England coast north of us yesterday, we were out hiking in a forest that is at the peak of autumn color.
  Coastal South Carolina might be the only part of the U.S. there is that gets to experience the beauty of fall and Christmas at the same time.
What a treat!









  


  

  We picked some berries and boughs and brought armloads of the fall color and pine scent home to deck the halls ...










    



        and the porch ...




  


    





     and the fireplace.







    There are so many of the beloved annual Christmas traditions that are out of our reach this year because of Covid. We can’t dwell on those, though.  Better to find delight in the ones we still can!  


17 comments:

  1. Loved your pictures and that sentiment. Yes, lets cherish the bits of Christmas it's safe to.
    Jacquie x

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  2. Dear Cynthia, I so agree with you--we need to look at what we have and let go of our desire for what we don't right now. And you have a special ability to do that--to find the good wherever you are or wherever you travel. By the way, your previous posting on reading and your friend Alice was a delight to read. How disappointed she must have been not to take the ice cream treat home to give away to a loved one. Are you still in touch with her? I have one friend from grade school/high school days with whom I talk every two or three months. We met in second grade and immediately discovered that we shared a "funny bone." How we laughed together.

    And finally, this year you had to say good-bye to your beloved feline companion. I hope your memories continue to enrich your life. So much to be grateful for . . . just as you said. Peace.

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  3. Good attitude for this time.

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  4. Someone said Social Distance this Christmas so we can all be together next Christmas! Your decorations are very pretty! Not much snow here less than two inches on the ground and it is kinda chilly:)

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  5. I can just imagine the holiday smells in your house. Good for you.

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  6. You definitely right - being alive is much better than people wanting to go visit family somewhere, but it must be hard all the same :)
    Take care, be careful and your decorations look lovely.

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  7. Great pictures of the late-autumn colour. That snow seems to have stretched as far south as my cousin's house in WV and right up into Canada. I've just heard that a crisp, sunny day is forecast for Christmas here, so at least our traditional Christmas morning walk seems to be a possibility.

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  8. Yes autum colours are so good for making photos. And the house looks very festive decorated!

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  9. Let me confess that I am not a big fan of decorating a house with tinsel, crepe paper, assorted "festive ornaments" etc. but your house with all these natural components that you picked yourself would appeal to me very much. And I can only imagine that the fragrance must be wonderful. Having lunch would be like a picnic outdoors!

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  10. What an interesting observation about fall and Christmas falling together due to your more southern location. Hope you have a healthy and happy holiday. And hope we all get back to normal again in 2021.

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  11. How wonderful to have the beauty of the outdoors brought inside, so natural and yet festive.

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  12. You're right about the dumping of snow up here in New England. Didn't realize your area was still hanging on the fall leaf colors.
    Merry Christmas.

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  13. They are lovely natural decorations.

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  14. Beautiful scenery AND I got it in the mail!!!!!!!!!! A BOOK on THE WAR AND IT WENT RIGHT TO THE TOP OF MY T.B. R Stack. Thanks
    Beautiful Addicted reader of books starting in First Grade.:)

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  15. It's very nice to see the colors of autumn, especially on the eve of Christmas. Very nice!

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  16. Hi, in Belgium, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 19.6% of the total energy use. Belgium emits 8.8 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Belgium is 174.
    http://www.confiduss.com/en/jurisdictions/belgium/environment/

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