Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas and Farewell 2015




This is not a California scene, unless you're in the Sierras. But we are getting some rain, and some is better than what we had last year, which was none. 

Because I tend to be an optimist (even in these times when I should know better) I planted tulips and daffodils all over the place. The rain will come, I'm sure, and so will those brilliant blooms. 



I won't be blogging until after the year ends, so this is both a Christmas greeting and a farewell to 2015. May 2016 usher in things like world peace, and no more hunger for anyone, and tolerance, and excellent books

Quote of the Week: "Always be in the lookout for the presence of wonder." E.B. White.

What are your wishes for 2016? 

76 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Christmas, Lee! May your flowers bloom in the spring.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. I'm counting on them. Enjoy Christmas and New Year.

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  2. Hope the holidays treat you well! Those tulips and daffodils sound like they'll be lovely...

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  3. Have a wonderful holiday, see you in 2016!

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  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Glad you're getting a little rain. Planting seeds/bulbs/gardening is a very hopeful task. I wish you bright blooms in 2016!
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  5. Wonderful thoughts. Warm greetings to you and best wishes!

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  6. Happy Holidays,Lee! See you after the new year.

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  7. Hope you have a great Christmas. So by May 2016 all of that will happen? Wow. Oh, you meant it another way, whoops, lol

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    1. Whichever happens first is fine with me, Pat. :-)

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  8. Those are good wishes!
    Enjoy the holidays with your family!! :)

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  9. Merry Christmas to you, Lee. I wish for peace and for everyone to remember their humanity and find their sense of charity.

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    1. Yes. This is the time of year to reconnect with the idea of charity for all.

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  10. Have a wonder-filled and merry Christmas, C. Lee! I hope your daffodils and tulips come up bright! And, I love those wishes/resolutions for 2016. :)

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    1. I'll send pictures in the spring. Enjoy your Christmas, Tyrean. See you in 2016.

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  11. Happy Holidays! May your virtual and real gardens always be in bloom!

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    1. Ahhh! Yes to those gardens. Thanks Catherine.

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  12. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too! We've been getting all sorts of rain today!

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    1. Love to hear that rain. We need buckets and buckets. Enjoy.

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  13. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lee!

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  14. Hi, Lee, I think your wish covers it pretty well. I wish for all of those things. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and I look forward to "seeing you next year"

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    1. Same here, Elizabeth. Thanks for your continued visits. They are always enjoyed.

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  15. Merry Christmas, Lee. See you next year. =)

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  16. Have the faith, Lee. The rains will come and your flowers will be lovely. Rain came to Texas. You're next.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly. You're kind to share. See you soon.

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  17. Have a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Years. I don't know why I thought you were from Canada and not California--oh well, has Death Valley received any rain this year? It is always beautiful with flowers in early March when there has been December rains.

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    1. I hope DV has had some rain or Lancaster. The wildflowers in spring after a good rainy winter are spectacular.

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  18. C.L. I like all that you're ushering into the year 2016!!! I'd like to be a part of it too!!!!

    Usually, here in Buffalo, it looks like that top picture. I do love the snow.

    I'm also taking a much needed break.

    May you and your family have a Very Blessed Christmas!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cathrina. Enjoy your time off. I know you've been really busy!

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  19. Wishing you a very happy season of blessings, and a wonderful new year!

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  20. Hi Lee - happy Christmas and New Year and then a successful 2016 ... have fun. I hope the rain is sufficient to make some different to CA ... then I sincerely hope the optimistic owner's tulips burst forth for Spring ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I'm going to post pictures of my results. In the meantime, I go out and sing to the tiny bulbs, waiting just under the surface for the spring sun. See you tons in 2016!

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  21. It rained here too. My flowers are blooming. We never get a white Christmas where I am either. Happy Holidays.

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    1. I was listening to someone in Argentina yesterday. They have 85 degrees there for Christmas. That just doesn't seem right, does it? Have a wonderful New Year, Medeia. Have your new books on my list to read. :-)

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  22. We're getting rain right now.

    Merry Christmas, Lee.

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  23. I share your optimism!

    Have a great Christmas.

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    1. And the same to you and your wonderful family.

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  25. It's raining instead of snowing here. Very strange for New England. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday! Looking forward to 2016!

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    1. Yes, I heard that you haven't even salted your roads yet. That's unusual. Happy New Year.

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    1. Lee, the blogging world is a better place with you in it. Best at Christmas and in the New Year. Your continuing support has meant a lot.

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  27. I don't have high hopes for 2016 due to some personal stuff going on, but hey, the year might surprise me. Let's hope and pray for some awesome surprises.

    Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

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    1. So sorry, Lynda. We all have those years, but that doesn't make them any easier to endure. Thinking of you.

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  28. Hey Lee,

    Here's to you, your loved ones and your zillions of adoring fans, having a peaceful Christmas and a positive 2016.

    I'm hoping that the New Year will be the realisation of that all different, all equal world I try to visualise.

    Yes and for 2016, your continuing starstruckest fan,

    Gary :)

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    1. Wonderful wishes as usual. Love reading them as always.

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  29. Merry Christmas! We are one day closer to spring :)

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    1. Indeed we are, and what a splendid season that will be.

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  30. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Those are lovely pictures, and that quote, like YES. I want to live my life by that.


    Alexa
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    1. E.B. White always inspires me! Glad he inspired you. Happy New Year.

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  31. Best wishes for Christmas and New Year.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! Hope your 2016 brings you peace and love.

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  32. Thank you for the wonderful E.B. White quote--perfect thought for the new year!

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    1. I love his quotes, so I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Happy New Year.

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  33. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! So happy you are getting rain. We are too- and it is needed here as well. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. All that rain dancing paid off. I did tons of it in my garden this summer. :-) Have a wonderful kick off for 2016!

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  34. Hi Lee, Hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and wishing you all the best in 2016. Sorry it's taken me so long to get here, and I'll try to do better in the New Year.

    Julie

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  35. Hope you had great holidays. Happy New Year!

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  36. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I grew up in California and thought it was normal to have sunny, warm days on Christmas. When I moved to Colorado I found out how much I liked a White Christmas. Not that we have any in London.

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