Category Archives: Holidays

My Hope for 2021

A special prayer for all of you out there in the blogosphere: May 2021 be a year of PEACE Happy New Year!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: CHRISTMAS

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge this week is appropriately: CHRISTMAS. I think back over Christmases past, and the memories always involve family…and food. Please visit Nancy’s site at to see her offerings and those sharing during this special week. My … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to 2020

Here we have come to the last of of 2019 and the last day of the decade. It’s tempting to look back at the past’s challenges and victories, but I prefer to focus on the future. This photo of Camellia … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2018

To all who join me on occasion for A Walk in the Garden,

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2018: For A Year of Hope for Peace

My prayer for 2018 is that it will be a year of peace, prosperity, generosity, and full blossoms. I would ask readers to join me in that prayer. Please send back the word for peace in your language if it … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2017

Today is Thanksgiving in the U. S., a time to celebrate the blessings of this life and express our gratitude. I am so grateful for family, for friendships, for health, for a bright future, and for the flowers in my … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Next Door Neighbor

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Have a Blessed Christmas

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In a Vase on Monday: Our Linda

This has been a strange week: freezing temperatures, one day in the 70’s, and a good amount of rain. Consequently, there are almost no flowers left in the garden here on a Monday. A real surprise was to venture out in a cold … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ANTICIPATION

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ANTICIPATION. This was Christmas morning, thirteen years ago, with seven grandchildren gathered on the steps in patient anticipation of racing to another room to find their names on packages under the … Continue reading

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