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Friday, December 19, 2008

Wishing You a Merry Christmas


Best wishes for a Wonderful (restful!) Christmas celebration and holiday season. May you be blessed with safe travel and the making of memories to warm the heart during the rest of this Winter season. :-)
from "Shady Gardener."

Gladsome Be?

The driving snow is like a mist,

I cannot see but quite –

The trees across the backyard,

Are finely dressed in white.

December’s gift, sight to behold,

I cannot get it right –

Am I gladsome, am I not?

As gusts whisk flakes in flight…

I then inspect from inside out,

My heart has reached its height –

The beauty-gift I love the most -

The arms of friends held tight.

So then I utter “Thank you”

To the One who offers bright;

Truth and beauty to absorb

And Self throughout the night.


by me ("Shady G")

December 9, 2008



Merry Christmas.
Looking forward to 2009. :-)

20 comments:

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Your poem is beautiful. Your photos are beautiful. A wonderful way to say "Merry Christmas."

Thank you... and Merry Christmas to you.

Cameron

Gail said...

Dear Shady,

Thank you for sharing your lovely poem with us and for your warm wishes of a safe and memory filled holiday. I am sending you the same...be safe out there and have a delicious time with your family and friends...

hugs, Gail

Kathleen said...

Merry Christmas to you too Shady Gardener! So glad to have "found" you this year. Looking forward to 2009 too and thanks for sharing your beautiful poem. I always wonder if I'm "gladsome" that its snowing or not too!!

The Garden Faerie said...

Happay Christmas to you, too! On an unrelated not, have you ever visited Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah?
~ Monica

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you Cameron. I'm on a break until after the 27th.

Gail, Thank you for the wishes! You, too!! :-)

Kathleen, Now I'll be the one on a short hiatus. ;-)

Monica, I've never been there. It would certainly be worth a trip, though!

Sue said...

Thanks for the Christmas greeting.

I hope yours is blessed, too.
Sue

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Shady, your poem is as beautiful as your snowy Christmas pictures. Hugs and best wishes for Christmas.

Rosemary said...

Merry Christmas to you

Patsi said...

You're a poet! Just love it !
Best wishes for this season.

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hi Shady,
Lovely poem and great pictures of our snowy terrain right now ... but honestly, I'm really hating the cold right now! No risks of a brown Christmas for us here this year, and we too are looking forward to a happier 2009 ... sometime during which we'll have a new pup in the house to cheer us up.

I hope you and your family have a peaceful, restful and wonderful time together this week! We'll be going very low key this year (for obvious reasons) but hope we have a couple of nice days and nights together enjoying the companionship. Wednesday night we'll have my sister and her boyfriend over for a quiet dinner and gift exchange, and Thursday we will spend at Fernymoss' parents, equally low key and calm. At least we'll be enjoying their dog Lacey, the lovable Golden Retriever we sometimes dogs it when they go out of town. She's a lovely and wonderful dog we always welcome here for her brief stays. We love that breed, but they're way too big for our house and we have to enjoy her from afar....

GardenAuthor said...

Beautiful and peaceful... Thank You!

We just got 10" of snow Friday, and another 10" yesterday... even with some promised rain (right now it's 8º), I suspect we'll still have a somewhat white Christmas... it's gorgeous right now!

Chad and Brandy said...

Wonderful poem and lovely winter photos. Have a great holiday.

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Dear Shady G; What a lovely, beautiful, uplifting, and inspiring poem! I don't know how I missed it until today! But, I'm glad I found it! I hope your Christmas was bright and joyous...filled with love and all good things! Your poem would go so well on my site...'giving thanks', etc...I'd love to 're-post' it there, with your permission...!!???

Please let me know so I can write a little post for it and include it, of course linking it to YOU. It's beautiful! Jan

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you all for your comments and wishes. Forgive me for not answering personally at this time. We just now returned home after a long journey (a normally 10-hour trip took about 12 hours.) SG

joey said...

Blessed with a gift, I was touched by your poem, Shady. Wishing you a blessed New Year!

Leedra said...

Lovely snow!

Shady Gardener said...

Joey, Thank you for your compliment. I just steered my daughter to your site. I know she'll enjoy it, too! :-)

Leedra, I think so, too! However, our recent weather has made most of it disappear. (I'm sure we'll be getting more! ha!) :-)

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Shady,
Lovely post and I really like your poem. Beautiful.
Hope you have a good 2009.
Regards
K

Shady Gardener said...

Karen,
Thank you for your compliment. Best wishes to you in upcoming 2009! :-)

EM said...

beautiful pics...