Merry Christmas

christmas-candlesJust a quick post to wish everyone out in cyber-land a wonderful Christmas.

The northern California foothills are beautiful this time of year. The Sierra Nevadas are capped in white again, and the grass has recovered from its summer drought and turned a brilliant green. The buckeye have long lost their leaves and are elegant in their shapely, silvery nakedness. A little fall color lingers on in the big-leaf maples and pear trees, and daytime temps are usually in the fifties.

My stream is chattering away due to the recent rains, and the red mud underfoot can get slick at times. It’s best to keep an eye out for muddy spots.

We do get the occasional snowfall at our place, but usually if we want to see snow, we head upcountry a thousand feet or so. Really, it’s the perfect amount of snow. Just enough to be a treat, and rarely a nuisance.

May you have clement weather, family and friends to share the season with, a feast worthy of the occasion, and good books waiting for you under the tree. 🙂

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Avid writer and reader, especially of fantasy. Learning about social networking and always interested in honing my writing skills. Contact me at cathleentownsend.com.

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24 comments on “Merry Christmas
  1. Fab post! Merry Xmas 🙋🏼

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  2. Thank You!
    Merry Christmas!!!

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  3. Thank you for your active follow and comments – warm wishes for a beautiful season 🙂

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  4. Merry Christmas, and all the best for the new year.

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  5. What a lovely statement, Cathleen – thank you, and may you also enjoy the beauty and bounty of the season – with lots of books.

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  6. Rajagopal says:

    Thanks Cathy; it feels so good to ping you with warm wishes of the season…

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  7. Jennie says:

    Lovely, Cathleen. Merry Christmas!

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  8. You’ve painted a picturesque scene. Thank you and Merry Christmas to YOU and a Hap-hap-happy New Year. 🙂 ❤

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  9. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 🙂 ❤

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  10. And a happy new year to you! Today is the second day of Christmas – the Feast of St. Stephen — so I shall wish you a happy Christmas still!

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  11. My sister lives in Northern California–she’s freezing! I’d move there if it weren’t still in California. Sigh.

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  12. We celebrate all the way through to Epiphany. So I’ll wish you a merry holiday season right back, Cynthia. 🙂

    And Jacqui, I get you about California. Sometimes it seems like the state is holding a competition to see how they can screw up this area with incredible resources and natural beauty.

    *sighs* But it’s my home, and I love it here. 🙂

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