Happy Holidays!

crab apple tree

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

11 Responses to “Happy Holidays!”

  1. Shirley Says:

    So pretty they do look like shiny red ornaments.

    Happy Holidays to you Ricki!

  2. Scott Weber Says:

    Love the apple tree…very festive…Happy Holidays to you too, Ricki!

  3. ricki Says:

    Shirley~And the blue sky!…obviously taken some time ago.

    Scott~’Festive’…that will be my word of the day.

  4. linda Says:

    Happy happy new year and few hours early ….

  5. Jenni @ RainyDayGardener Says:

    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!

  6. Peter/Outlaw Says:

    Happy new year and happy 12th night (Epiphany, Jan 6 the last day of Christmas.) What a beautiful lichen/moss covered apple!

  7. Alison Says:

    Happy New Year, Ricki! I find the holidays overwhelming too.

  8. ricki Says:

    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).

  9. Heather Says:

    I don’t mind the lumping at all, I feel like we just finished a marathon. Happy new year!

  10. Angie Says:

    Nature’s own Christmas baubles. Very pretty. Happy Holidays Ricki and all the best to you and yours for 2014!

  11. ricki Says:

    Heather~Lumping along would be my approach to any marathon, if, in fact, I were so inclined.

    Angie~Thanks, and same to you!

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