Saturday, 21 December 2013

Making a Festive Fist Of It

the moon above a bird 

moon alone

picnic by the lake (Wakatipu)

 100-year-old steamer, Earnslaw, steams on by 

 It was good to have a quick catch-up with our son and his partner in Queenstown. Looking forward to spending Christmas here in Dunedin with them and with another son and his wife, who are (as we speak) making their way down from the North Island.

'Turner-esqe' sunset as seen from the road between Five Rivers and Lumsden

Christmas is just around the corner. Today, back in Dunedin once more, we've hit a cold patch of weather. In some kind of crazy way; despite the fact that Christmas for us falls in the middle of summer; I welcome the cold rain. With our changeable climate down here, cold weather is just as much part of Christmas as sunny weather. 

Today I will not be budging from the home-front. We have got the fire going and I've lit a couple of festive-season candles. You could say, I'm feeling more Advent-ish than Advent-urous.


Katherine Dolan said...

Happy Christmas! Beautiful photos.

Kay Cooke said...

Hi! Happy Christmas to you & John too, Katherine.

Dona Bogart said...

You are not only an outstanding writer and poet, but you take wonderful photographs. I always enjoy a visit here. Merry Christmas!

Kay Cooke said...

Thanks Dona! You have a great Christmas too.

Avus said...

Happy Christmas, Kay.

The Earnslaw always bring back happy memories of my times in your beautiful country.

Kay Cooke said...

Avus - So good to hear from you! Hope you had a happy Christmas and Happy New Year - all the best for the year ahead.

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