Holiday greetings from Connecticut

There will be no postcard-style Christmas snow covering Connecticut this holiday season.

This year my snow shot is from the archives … the day after Christmas 2010.



2011’s photographic holiday cheer is of the indoor sort.



Now, with holiday hype done, it’s time to take a breath and remember what’s really important.

It’s not presents under the tree.

It’s family. It’s friends. It’s good health, or at least the ability to awaken and greet each day with wonder.

This is the wonder that greeted me this morning …

12-24-11 sunrise-7

Mother Nature’s gift to me. My gift to you in thanks for reading my words … for letting me into your lives.

I hope you take time to relish your wonders, to truly enjoy the gift of a child’s smile, a friend’s hug, a thoughtful glance from a significant other, a happy memory of a loved one no longer with you, and the beauty of the great outdoors.

It’s these wonders that make life worthwhile.



6 comments for “Holiday greetings from Connecticut

  1. December 26, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    A very merry Christmas to you. I love that first picture from last year, but so timeless and so beautiful!

    • joenesgarden
      December 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks, Laurrie. I’m actually looking forward to our first real snowfall this winter. Hope you enjoyed your Christmas.

  2. December 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Joene, your words and your images are lovely and inspiring. Thank you, and all best to you in 2012.

    • joenesgarden
      December 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you, Lee. Here’s hoping for fruitful gardening in 2012.

  3. December 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Happy Holidays, Joene — and best wishes for a beautiful and productive 2012.

    • joenesgarden
      December 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you, Jean. All the same to you, too.

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