HELLO All SEASONS bloggers –  the link this week is open on Sunday December 16 through Friday December 21 till noon.

NO All Seasons the week of the 23rd
but don’t hesitate to post about  your Christmas or other celebrations on  the December 30th,
and your experiences, views, plans  about New Year the week of  January 6th, 2019.
Don’t know if I’m ready yet for the New Year!

It was fun to see your interesting and thoughtful posts, your fun  events and experiences. Thank you all very much
for being a part of All Seasons this year.
enriching each others life!

Some of this are my own adult dreams, but among these also the dreams of the little kiddies who call us grandparents.

One memory of  my own childhood Christmas celebrations  is  the good food. My mother was a fabulous cook. In that time in Holland, present giving had not become common yet.
Now our family is at the point that my daughters take charge of the food , which I gladly receive:)







It really needs to snow.
Also, so we can have the wood stove on inside,
and have Christmas sweaters on (my nostalgic side).

What about you, Aussies and New Zealanders?
A BBQ at the beach in shorts? Please enlighten
the Northern-rs what you do for Christmas!




Festive inside with any  bloom




Boys grands togetherness –  the minority of the 7 grands




Christmas is for me all about light in darkness.
Have you noticed? Light always conquers.
A thought of hope for the future.




A sunset is preferred, but it’s also okay
if it comes on another day:)

If you celebrate it, a very merry Christmas, and see you all back  December 30!







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  1. Is that a madrona tree? I love their red bark. They don’t grow here in Georgia! They are one of my favorites! It looks like yours may be on its last leg. How sad! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with love!

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  2. I love the look and feel of a cozy warm, well-lit room on a cold dark day. Time to turn on the heater in this house, I believe. 🙂 I like your photo of the snowy scene. Lots of hope in that photo. Merry Christmas, Jesh!

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  3. I am with you on the snow…but it has definitely been cold this season…unlike others. Light in the darkness…love that aspect! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Right now, our Christmas looks to be wet and brown, but we’ll take wahtever nature hands us. See you for New Years (but if not, I hope it starts out happy).

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  5. Yes, our Christmas is usually very warm here in Melbourne, Australia, Jesh. Christmas lunch is served outside under a marquee in the garden. Lots of cold cuts, salads, seafood in a buffet and a wonderful ice cream Christmas cake! All the best for the Festive Season to you and your family!

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  6. No snow here! Looking like a green Christmas. Mine will be anyway, we leave for Mexico tomorrow.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year.

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  7. Tha snowy trees in your first photo is indeed a nice scene to dream about for Christmas. We have had about 1,5 cm snow tonight, but at this time most of has melted away again. We will have to do with a green and wet Christmas again, I presume.
    The candles are a wonderful sign of hope and brightness.
    I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.

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  8. I agree with you: presents are not a prerequisite for showing love! After all, I am saying more or less the same in my post. We’re getting really close to Christmas, so I’d like to wish you and your dearest a blessed and joyful time. All the best!

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  9. I love you thought of light in the darkness, Christmas should be a time of joy, love and peace, especially in this mad world we seem to be creating. In Australia, some of us stick to the English tradition of roast dinner with all the trimmings, and the hot pudding, though as it is often very HOT many opt for cold meats and salad and a pavlova for dessert. Many choose to go to the beach in the afternoon, or flop in front of the tv with a movie or play backyard cricket. I have vivid memories of my Mum cooking a roast dinner in a wood stove on a blistering hot Christmas day. How did she do it!! Sending you best wishes for a happy Christmas to you and yours.

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  10. I used to love the candlelit masses, plus it was a chance for kids to play with fire, haha. The grandsons look pretty intent on something, they’re very handsome. I wouldn’t mind a little snow as long as it melts right away, we haven’t had much and the weather seems to be getting warmer which is fine by me. That’s a very beautiful bloom photo. When did presents become more common? I think fewer presents would be good for everyone except the merchants.

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