Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Christmas

Wishing all my blog friends a Happy Christmas, as we celebrate Jesus' birthday. My prayer is that each of you stays safe, physically and emotionally and that you might enjoy gatherings of family and friends throughout the season.

I didn't put my tree up this year, relying instead on Christmas cards and candles to decorate my living areas, so I was delighted as Maggie and I walked this week, to find this tree a few blocks from home. The native Christmas tree had begun to bloom just in time, and today I took the camera to take a photo just for you. Even looking at the tree now, my inner smile is as wide as the Nullabor - I feel like it bloomed just for Maggie and I.

Can you see the bees buzzing happily in the photo below? Yes, the little black dots! Can you feel the warmth of the summer sun as you look at my blue sky?

The Western Australian Christmas tree (Nuytsia floribunda) is known for its bright yellow flowers around Christmas time (summer). It can grow to 10m tall. It is a member of the mistletoe family.

I could not resist including a photo of Maggie snuffling through the dry grass.


Anonymous said...

A lovely photo Julie. Merry Xmas to you and your family. Big hugs Nat

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing the bees! Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo's Julie. And so appropriate for a Australian Christmas!

I have been thinking about you over the last couple of days and hoping you have had a beautiful Christmas.

Am very grateful to have you in my life.


And much love from Sir Ronnie and Lady Esmeralda and moi. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

hope you had a wonderful christmas day and wish you the best new year with lots of new creative ideas...

One Crabapple said...

Hi Maggie !