christmas and the far is brought near


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Christmas Day with my family at Jeff and Carol's, and as always they lay on a fabulous spread and make us feel warm and welcome. Some of us are far away, in England, Alberta and USA. But, at one moment, we've got Ontario, Edmonton and Washington all in one room, bringing us as together as we can be.  In a moment like this, you can't say one bad thing about technology.

(Obviously, as I'm in the photo, I can't take credit for this "photo of the day" – the credit would go to my daughter Carly for having the sense to capture a moment.)



  1. Selma January 1, 2013

    I love this. There is such a sense of togetherness about it. And warmth….

  2. Steve capelin January 12, 2013

    Happy New Year Jen to you and also your extended family. I’m glad you liked the Turkey wind vane. You could be my first export order. Let me know if you want one.

  3. Carol January 14, 2013

    That is a fab photo!!
    Happy New Year to you and yours lovely lady! I have enjoyed our creative 2012 but am now kinda glad that there is no pressure to continue!
    Hope 2013 is full of love, laughter and lots of creativity!
    C x

  4. Kam January 14, 2013

    I like this blog. I thought you might be interested in this link on Yeats.
    There is a lot of other good shows on Chaucer, Dickens, Shakespeare, etc. on this site.

  5. Sian January 18, 2013

    It’s been a while since I checked in on anyones blog (it’s been hectic around here) beautiful photos : ) Happy new Year!

  6. Jennifer January 21, 2013

    Then Carly captured it Selma, becaue it was a really good day together.

  7. Jennifer January 21, 2013

    Thank you Steve, and same to you and yours. I will get back to you on that export turkey wind vane!

  8. Jennifer January 21, 2013

    Happy new year to you and yours too Carol! I have enjoyed our creative year too, but am too glad to be rid of the daily posting rules!
    I will be around to visit your blog, my friend, I have so loved seeing those mandalas come over the reader!
    Wishing you all the same for 2013!

  9. Jennifer January 21, 2013

    Thank you Kam! I will check out that programme, thanks to technology I can (and do) listen to BBC4!
    Thanks for visiting.

  10. Jennifer January 21, 2013

    Sian, I have been more neglectful than you, though I do admire your gorgeous photographs when they come through the feed reader. I will be around!
    Thanks, and happy new year to you and yours!

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