Thursday 21 December 2017

Happy Christmas to you All

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
The rising of the sun.
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir. 


  1. Happy Christmas to you too and thank you so much for posting so many amazing photos that have so often given a lift to my spirit during this past year.

  2. Hello Rosemary, Happy Holidays to you and your family. I thoroughly second Nancy Wallace's sentiments about your blog!

  3. A Happy Christmas to you too Rosemary.(Still love your scarf!)
    Greetings Marianne

  4. Thanks, Merry Christmas to you too, Rosemary.

  5. Thank you, Rosemary. One of my favourite carols and a lovely collage to go with it.
    Happy Christmas to you and your family!

  6. Dear Rosemary, Wishing you the merriest of Christmases. Love your collage. I agree with Nancy. Sharing your amazing photographs throughout the year has been a highlight of being part of the blogging scene.

  7. Dear Rosemary,
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas.

  8. That's a beautiful graphic! Winter solstice blessings and best Christmas wishes to you and your family!

  9. Christmas is a beautiful picture, very ingenious. I wish you a joyful Christmas.

    1. I wish you happy 2018 and many great travels!

  10. Have a lovely Christmas, Rosemary, and thank you for your interesting posts and beautiful photographs throughout the year!

  11. Happy Christmas, Rosemary, and many thanks for sharing your wonderful photography and interesting posts.

  12. Wishing you a very happy Christmas. B x

  13. Really nice image. Merry Christmas.

  14. Happy Christmas to you as well, Rosemary, from a very warm (31 degrees C in the porch) and muggy Whangarei. Black clouds around but I think they are just teasing us. Rain would be much appreciated and save the need for constant watering.

    I look forward to more of your wonderful photos in 2018

  15. Merry Christmas to you your husband and family Rosemary.

  16. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the new Year ! Looking forward to reading your interesting posts in the New Year .

  17. Happy Christmas, Rosemary, to you and your family. I look forward to meeting up through blog posts in the new year. Thank you for what you have shared in 2017.

  18. Love this post Rosemary - traditional Christmas is always the best! Ours won't be 'white' - it's 70F today - but will cool off a bit starting tomorrow.
    Loved all you shared this year - the places you visited near and far - and the gorgeous photos you took.
    Hoping your holidays are full of love, joy and many blessings. Best wishes for the New Year - would love to perhaps
    see you somewhere on the globe one of these days!!!!!

    Stay well, be happy, and enjoy each precious moment.
    BTW - 'The Holly and the Ivy' is my favorite carol - so thanks.

    Hugs - Mary x

  19. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas. Sarah x

  20. Best wishes for a lovely and happy Christmas!

  21. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and happy new year xx

  22. Merry Christmas dear Rosemary to you and your family.
    Happy holidays and best wishes for a wonderful 2018

  23. Happy holidays and new year 2018, Rosemary!

  24. Dearest Rosemary,
    Especially the last two sentences from you poem, we did seek out.
    Driving to Jacksonville, Florida for a heavenly Midnight Mass in the Basilica.
    Having no relatives in the USA, Christmas for us is a pure religious celebration.
    We also had so much for being grateful for, early November Pieter's heart health looked very grave.
    The only option left was trying some new meds. Luckily after one month, they have stabilized and even improved him!
    That's also the main reason to start my South Africa series, perking him up for being able to relive the good years of travel together. And it did lift up my spirits at my most distraught time ever.
    Pieter enjoyed reading those posts and also the comments.
    Knowing that photos from 1985 can never win from 2017, still the memories are dear to us and we are forever grateful to those that treated us royally over the years of doing consulting.
    Hugs and wishing you and yours a Happy New Year in good health; that is the greatest of GIFTS!

  25. Happy New Year a couple of days early Rosemary. I always enjoy your posts and am looking forward to see what you have for us in the New Year!Janey

  26. I had a wonderful Christmas, Rosemary, I hope you and your family did as well. And yes, HAPPY NEW YEAR. Hopefully with elections for Congress in 2018, we'll be able to put a stop to the criminal nonsense now going on in Washington. So wish us well.

  27. Belated but heartfelt good wishes to you for Christmas Rosemary. I do enjoy your blog and friendship so much. Have been having difficulties accessing and writing blogs from Canada- blogger confounds me at times!


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