Merry Christmas and wishes for a wonderful New Year .
Hello Janet!Thank you for your NewYear wishes.We do not do christmas; for us it is the Winter Solstice and the New Year that we earnestly celebrate.
Hi Mel,What a beautiful photo and poem. I would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and my bet wishes for a healthy and happy 2018. <3
Thank you very much for your appreciation Anne-Marie. The photo was taken this afternoon and the words were written shortly afterwards. I have always been very keen on appreciating astronomical events and especially the movements of the Sun with its effect on the Earth and nature.
The Seasons Greetings to you Anne-Marie.
It's nice to celebrate the lengthening days. Happy Solstice!
Thank you Sue !Your comment is most agreeable to me x
A beautiful poem about a beautiful rose! Winter Solstice blessings to you!
Debra, many thanks for your very kind comment.
Lovely to see such colour in a grey day
Simon ! That is the magic of nature and Ireland; thanks for your observation.
Beautiful red rose and words that rise to it. Happy Solstice!
Many thanks Ms X
Hi Mel - lovely poem and photo ... the jasmine has a few buds here - the hummingbirds have been loving it - but now frozen ... the 9" of snow is taking its toll ... I'm so pleased to 'see' longer days ... have a very happy seasonal time - cheers Hilary
Many thank you's Hilary and me too I love to see the growing daylight.
Wishing you all happiness as the days lengthen.
Many thanks John and the same to you too !
Lovely indeed, Mel! With the solstice come the longer days and that is always a blessing! Happy New Year!!
Thank you Val !I enjoy the prospect of early sunny mornings and all the joys that nature provides. The sight of the Rose blooming at ten feet high above the ground and so late in the year was such a surprise, that it stirred my imagination...
Annie said:Mel, this is beautiful.Much much love to you and J.A XX & G XX
Thank you A and G, you are both most kind x
Beautiful. Happy winter solstice!
Many thanks and likewise to you and yours.
Lovely. May you have a peaceful end to the year. Here's to 2018 and whatever it brings.
Many thanks Bella and I trust that you are always warm, cosy and comforted.
Wishing you peace and unity for 2018 Mel. A lovely poem for a very pretty mid winter bloom.
Thank you for your good wishes and appreciation.
Dear Melvyn!!What a Lovely poem and Picture! I havent been Active on my blog for ages and coming Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year I still dont know when Ill be back, but Ive seen your Lovely entries and other friends so maybe.....All the best for you and your Lovely wife this coming 2018!
Many thanks for your comment Solveig, which is to me and Mrs H very like a mid-winter gift :-)Your absence in blog land is sorely missed and for whatever the reason, am sure that we all hope that everything will soon be corrected. So I wish you Solveig and your family a very happy new year !
Ah dear Melvyn! I have certainly missed blogland and all of you, but my reasons have been very strong. However, even if much remain, I Think Ill be back soon. You dont say anybody noticed that I was gone, do you? Well, that was touching!Happy New Year, may it shine!
Lovely photo and poem! X
Thank you very much for your appreciation Ms.JB
May your roses bloom for ever. I hope 2018 is a Good Year for you.
Hello Graham! Thanks for your comment :) e'r, I shall never know whether my unpruned roses grow forever because am certain that my life will not go on and on... though I do get your drift.
Your comments are a welcome addition to the activity of this blog however,the use of swear words is not permitted.