Feeling festive

Christmas is soon upon us! Unfortunately, we’re suffering from grey weather and lack of snow, so I’ve delved into my archives to try and capture that festive feeling…

A magazine contacted me recently and bought this photo

Called Festive. I like the simplicity of this arrangement.

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I love Nature’s

Very own fireworks. (We never have real ones.)

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The Christmas spirit

Isn’t to be found in things —

Although I was happy to discover Santa’s sleigh a few years ago.

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The Christmas spirit is one of love,

Compassion and forgiveness.

Love.jpg

For more festive feelings, please visit: Our World.

 

 

79 responses

  1. Oooooooh, I absolutely adoooore these photos!! 💖💖💖💖💖

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    December 21, 2015 at 15:03

  2. We didn’t have any snow as well, must of been the climate change. Beautiful snow images Fi.

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    December 21, 2015 at 15:10

  3. No Snow in switzerland, too. We have Sringtime😕 Thank You, for your beautiful pictures.

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    December 21, 2015 at 15:33

  4. That’s what it was like last Christmas here in Fargo, North Dakota. This year we have a little snow and I hope it stays put for Christmas. 🙂
    Lovely festive photos!

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    December 21, 2015 at 15:44

  5. great captures..specially last two!

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    December 21, 2015 at 15:55

  6. So beautiful!

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    December 21, 2015 at 16:30

  7. So pretty. And congrats on selling the top photo!

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    December 21, 2015 at 16:43

  8. Don

    Love that old sleigh.

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    December 21, 2015 at 17:01

  9. Compassion and forgiveness … when looking at the world, these qualities seem illusive yet a deeper view shows people everywhere trying to do the right thing and to do good. Thank you for the reminder and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    December 21, 2015 at 17:05

  10. WoW, WoW, WoW….every one is gorgeous, each would make an especially beautiful Christmas card!!

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    December 21, 2015 at 17:26

  11. all of your photos are magazine-worthy. thanks for always sharing your joys, beauty, and love of the world here. 🙂

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    December 21, 2015 at 17:26

  12. I’m not surprised it would make a great cover photo as would all your photographs, lovely festive shots.
    Wren x

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    December 21, 2015 at 17:50

  13. Mac

    A lot of beautiful shots there 🙂

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    December 21, 2015 at 19:09

  14. How lucky someone wants to pay for your work – you certainly deserve it!

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    December 21, 2015 at 19:25

  15. Congrats on the Festive photo. All your photos are beautiful.

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    December 21, 2015 at 19:49

  16. We have leftover snow/ice here but rain and mild temperatures are in the forecast for Christmas Eve so it will be gone. I love the photo of the tree with the apples for decorations. Merry christmas to you! Have a wonderful holiday.
    Pamela

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    December 21, 2015 at 19:52

  17. Beautiful series and winter photos
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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    December 21, 2015 at 20:37

  18. Same here, no snow. And congratulations, do share when it gets published. Would love to see it.

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    December 21, 2015 at 20:59

  19. Fiona, your every picture perfectly.
    As always I am delighted.
    Greetings.

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    December 21, 2015 at 21:06

  20. These are wonderful photos!

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    December 21, 2015 at 21:15

  21. Wonderful pictures, I’m not surprised a magazine wanted the first one. You are so talented.

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    December 21, 2015 at 21:29

  22. This is one absolutely LOVELY POST!!!

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    December 21, 2015 at 21:38

  23. Hello, they are all beautiful wintry images. I especially love your dogs. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    December 21, 2015 at 21:50

  24. How lovely that the magazine bought a photo! Well done! It is lovely, as are all the photos in this festive post.

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    December 21, 2015 at 22:22

  25. Bill Dodd

    That sleigh is wonderful! Hope your Christmas is wonderful.

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    December 22, 2015 at 00:42

  26. Congrats, Lady Fi! Merry Christmas!

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    December 22, 2015 at 00:55

  27. Cloudia

    Thank you for inviting us!

    ( ‘>
    /))
    //””
    Warm ALOHA,
    ComfortSpiral

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    December 22, 2015 at 01:27

  28. Wisdom and beauty. Megathanks.

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    December 22, 2015 at 01:28

  29. A wonderful selection of beautiful pictures!

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    December 22, 2015 at 02:04

  30. Lovely photos evocative of the season. I love the one of the pine from above – so lovely.
    How is Ruby and her puppies? Do we get to see pics soon? 🙂

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    December 22, 2015 at 02:51

    • Ruby is doing well. We haven’t been to visit the pups yet, and the long-awaited photos that the breeders promised to send haven’t been sent yet…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      December 22, 2015 at 06:31

  31. Ron

    Fiona, I can’t thank you enough for digging through your archives and sharing these MAGNIFICENT snow images because we too have had no snow so far this winter. In fact, it’s predicted to be in the HIGH 70’s on Christmas day.

    As one of your other readers said, I think all your photographs are magazine-worthy 🙂

    LOVE the one of the sleigh!

    What a wonderful Christmas post, my friend! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    X

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    December 22, 2015 at 03:40

  32. Oh that tree is definitely magazine worthy ( as are pretty much all of your pictures)…. Sorry for all your rain and gray. Sounds a lot like Oregon and reminds me of why we leave for the Winter!

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    December 22, 2015 at 03:42

    • Sallie – your blog site seems to be down – not working… Thanks for your comment.

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      December 22, 2015 at 07:07

  33. Your Christmas photos are beautiful as are your words of love compassion and forgiveness in the season.

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    December 22, 2015 at 03:56

  34. Congratulations – your winter photographs are gorgeous Fiona.

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    December 22, 2015 at 05:31

  35. “The Christmas spirit is one of love, compassion and forgiveness”: so true.
    Merry Christmas!

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    December 22, 2015 at 05:41

  36. happy holidays among the tons of snow!

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    December 22, 2015 at 05:49

    • We don’t have snow yet… hence my dip into my archives… 😉

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      December 22, 2015 at 06:23

  37. Love the old withered sleigh…Great winter shots.

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    December 22, 2015 at 06:59

  38. So lovely to see pictures of snow from past years. Snow seems to be lacking everywhere this year. I love that old sleigh. Happy Christmas to you!

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    December 22, 2015 at 07:00

  39. thank you for these beautiful snow pictures – merry christmas and a happy new year ❤

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    December 22, 2015 at 07:30

  40. Nature’s own fireworks are the best! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    December 22, 2015 at 09:28

  41. Ela

    Lovely pictures !
    Merry Christmas !!

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    December 22, 2015 at 09:48

  42. Fantastic winter shots.

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    December 22, 2015 at 10:13

  43. Love the sleigh 🙂 You aren’t the real Santa are you ? I’d like a 🙂 and a ~

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    December 22, 2015 at 11:47

  44. Nice pics!

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    December 22, 2015 at 13:40

  45. Congratulations! Wonderful winter pictures… 🎄🎄

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    December 22, 2015 at 13:41

  46. thecrazysheeplady

    A lovely collection :-).

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    December 22, 2015 at 14:04

  47. it doesn’t look like it will be a white christmas for us either. these are wonderful. happy holidays!

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    December 22, 2015 at 14:37

  48. “…grey weather and lack of snow”…in here, too!! Your winter images are a delight for soul.
    I’m wondering, I’m thinking… and I believe that from two years ago is the last time since I saw snow consistently in the city…
    “Being grey” is the color state of the last seasons for a long time. and for sure, no one can say that it looks like a Spring or autumn time, because it is colder than usual in those periods. But who knows? Perhaps snow will come just in time to have a magical White Christmas!… And for sure you’re right: what we really need is love, forgivness and compassion!
    Till then all the best for these Holidays, warm and cosy Christmas time, good cheer with lots of joys, friends and a good health to you and family! Crăciun Fericit şi voios, tuturor! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, too!

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    December 22, 2015 at 15:43

  49. Thank you for the tour of the archives – that sleigh looks particularly charming!

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    December 22, 2015 at 16:43

  50. don

    You did a fien job of retrieving the Christmas spirit from your archives. Excellent images.

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    December 22, 2015 at 16:54

  51. Beautiful photos! We’re also getting more rain than snow, quite unseasonably warm for this time of year.

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    December 22, 2015 at 17:35

  52. Anonymous

    Fiona, I wish you Christmas filled with magic, wonder and love:)*

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    December 22, 2015 at 18:08

  53. Fiona, I wish you Christmas filled with magic, wonder and love:)*

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    December 22, 2015 at 18:09

  54. Even the snow couldn’t resist the temptations of the Christmas spirit 🙂

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    December 22, 2015 at 18:14

  55. Congrats on selling that gorgeous photo and others are wonderful to ~

    Wishing you the magic and love of the season,
    artmusedog and carol

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    December 22, 2015 at 18:15

  56. Coloring Outside the Lines

    Merry Christmas!

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    December 22, 2015 at 20:54

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    December 22, 2015 at 21:10

  58. Such beautiful Christmas scenes and sentiments. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    December 22, 2015 at 21:42

  59. Dear Lady Fi – thank you immensely for the joy you spread with your amazing photography; I’m not surprised a magazine purchased that first image – it’s simplicity is gorgeous. I do wish you and yours a specially blessed and safe Christmas and look forward to viewing more of your spectacular photography throughout 2016 and beyond.

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    December 22, 2015 at 22:13

  60. Hi! Your Christmas season photos are very beautiful. I hope you will have a white Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

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    December 23, 2015 at 00:36

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  62. xhobdo

    Beautiful photos.
    Merry Christmas , Greetings

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    December 23, 2015 at 05:44

  63. daryledelstein

    lovely .. merry christmas to you and yours both 2 and 4 legged …

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    December 23, 2015 at 14:50

  64. Lovely photos and sentiments! Sorry you don’t yet have snow but then we make the best of it don’t we? Sending you and the family best wishes for a wonderful Christmas season and start to the new year!

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    December 23, 2015 at 15:15

  65. Beautiful capture on things relevant to Christmas and that also make wonderful reminisce of past celebration. The first one is worth gifting!
    Merry Christmas

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    December 23, 2015 at 18:04

  66. Wise words, my friend. Your world is beautiful.

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    December 23, 2015 at 22:51

  67. nocolebolo


    So beautiful images for these days.
    I wish you and yours a happy days
    and a Great New Year plenty of happiness.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    December 23, 2015 at 23:42

  68. calvin

    The KISS in the first is exquisite. And the Season is best, an true, if kept simple. So from me to you, Merry Christmas and Shtufffs.

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    December 24, 2015 at 03:28

  69. What – no snow in Scandinavia? Must feel strange! Love your first photo:) Anyways, snow or no snow, wishing you and yours a merry Christmas:)

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    December 24, 2015 at 04:26

  70. en regardant la première photo,ça me fait penser qu’avec un simple ananas,on peut faire un sapin de noël

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    December 24, 2015 at 09:35

  71. Merry Christmas to you and yours !

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    December 24, 2015 at 20:19

  72. Merry Christmas to you all! 🙂

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    December 26, 2015 at 01:59

  73. Snow is a rarity here. Thank you for sharing yours. Merry Christmas.

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    December 26, 2015 at 10:35

  74. congrats to the sale 🙂
    lovely to see a snowy image. 🙂

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    December 26, 2015 at 20:00

  75. Congratulations on selling your photo!!! Lovely “Festive” shots!!!

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    December 27, 2015 at 20:50

  76. Lovely thoughts and images, Fiona!

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    December 28, 2015 at 23:28

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