Holiday Greetings

Annie DeighnaughDecember 19, 2012

Each year, I make my own holiday card from one of my photographs and I write a haiku to go with it. This year's photo was taken in my yard just after Winter Storm Alfred as we referred to last year's Halloween storm.

I wanted to share it with all my new GW friends, and wish you all an abundance of joy, prosperity and good health in the coming new year.

In Winter, ice reigns
Snow, the landscape designer
Water heralds Spring

Do any of you make your own special cards to share? A friend of mine has gotten into water colors and makes her own card every year which I so look forward to receiving.....

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bestyears

Wow Annie, what an artist you are -would LOVE to receive a card like that in my mailbox! Thank you so much for sharing it with us....

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 11:15AM
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mitchdesj

thank you Annie , your picture is beautiful; I also wish you all the best for 2013.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 11:24AM
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awm03

What a fabulous photo! Your haiku is delightful too. Thanks so much, AD, for this little bit of seasonal cheer.

Your friend makes individual water colors for her cards?! Oooof, that is time intensive. Wonderful to receive one, though, I'm sure.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 12:37PM
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livvyandbella

So gorgeous! I love it!!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 1:17PM
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writersblock

wish you all an abundance of joy, prosperity and good health in the coming new year

The same to you, Annie. Lovely photo, incidentally.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 1:25PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

awm, oh no...she paints a watercolor and then has it reproduced to make her xmas cards....not an individual card for each person.....sorry if I gave the wrong impression...

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 2:22PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Thank you bestyears, mitchdesj, awm, livvyandbella, and writersblock. Much appreciated and appreciate all your participation in these threads. I'm so thankful that people here are so generous with their time and their ideas.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 3:23PM
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teacats

You are so talented! :)

A truly gorgeous photo -- and just a wonderful poem! :)

All the very, very best during the Holidays -- and in 2013!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 4:22PM
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bronwynsmom

Perfectly lovely, Annie.

May the season be as peaceful and soul-renewing for you and your family as that lovely scene is for all of us. Thank you for sharing it.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 4:30PM
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outsideplaying_gw

Very nice, Annie! I love both your photo and the haiku. I used to take the time to sign and address our cards in calligraphy, but sadly I'm afraid I don't do that anymore. I need to keep up the practice but with all the computer-generated fonts these days, it's almost a lost art.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 6:06PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Thank you teacats, B, and outside playing.

I'm so jealous of anyone who can do calligraphy...I struggle to keep my handwriting even legible, esp as typing on the computer has replaces almost all of the pen and ink variety.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 7:19PM
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bethohio3

Happy holidays to everyone.

I'm taking a break from my projects to start preparing for New Year's... So many of you have been so helpful and encouraging to me these last few months--and I'm looking forward to showing off some of the new decor to the houseful of guests for New Year's weekend!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 8:15PM
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CLBlakey

I am not gifted at photos or painting but just had to throw this one in (just in case LOL) Stolen from the net some where.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 10:01AM
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bronwynsmom

Ah, yes...it's always doomsday somewhere in the world!

Too funny.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 10:23AM
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DLM2000

What a lovely card and wonderful tradition to do that each year! I'd love to see what you did in years past.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 10:40AM
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texanjana

Beautiful, and I love the Haiku. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 1:28PM
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