Happy Christmas!πŸŽ„

It’s that festive time again.

To all my lovely friends, followers and casual drop-ins, a very Happy Christmas or other festive celebration of the season, whether Diwali, Hanukah or Solstice. It is a time for light over darkness, joy over sadness and love over misery and anger.

Here in north Queensland, the traditional snowflakes, snowmen and Christmas trees can look a bit incongruous as the temperatures soar and the air conditioning struggles. So I leave you with our own local version of the festive colour scheme, the beautiful soccer-ball sized blooms of the Flamboyant Tree, aka Poinciana or Delonix Regia. Tree and ornament in one!

Best wishes from the three of us in Chiconia for health, peace and prosperity in the coming year.

38 thoughts on “Happy Christmas!πŸŽ„

  1. jeanswenson says:

    Happy holidays! I look forward to your blog posts in 2022!

  2. kymlucas says:

    And I am sending you the coolness of our winter. It’s not been very winter-like for the most part, but it’s definitely cooler than Queensland! Blessings to you, my friend.

  3. Terri says:

    Happy holidays to you and yours. And to all your followers. Looking forward to the new year of crafting and creating.

  4. cedar51 says:

    Happy Holidays to you, your man and of course Mouse – from across the ditch where the weather isn’t as hot but the humidity is a killer – aircon on…

  5. Best wishes to you, HoC and Mouse for the happiest of festive seasons β™‘

  6. Such amazing Flamboyant trees. The colours are glorious. Happy holiday season to you, too. Wishing you all the good stuff xxx

    • katechiconi says:

      They aren’t even the best ones around. There are some in the city that are just a total mass of scarlet blossoms and you can’t see any leaves at all. Sunglasses a must… Good stuff right back, from the Chiconia Three πŸ˜‰

  7. mlmcspadden says:

    Happy holidays to your and your family!

  8. Merry Christmas, Kate, Hubby and Mr. Mouse. Such a splendid tree! I love the colors of it. Wishing all of you the best of health and a joyous holiday season. Sending virtual hugs.

  9. nanacathy2 says:

    Merry Christmas. Those trees are just fabulous. Looking forward to more tall tales from Chiconia, and thank you for all your kindness, inspiration and encouragement. Xx

  10. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Merry Christmas to you too!

    • katechiconi says:

      I hope your festive season is filled with fun and laughter!

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        Thank you Kate. Christmas Day was very quiet but very relaxing. As I type my son and sdaughter are on their way to stay for a couple of days – 2 of my favourite people and none of the in-laws / grandchildren (who are all adult) to worry about!

  11. knettycraft says:

    Happy holidays to you and yours πŸŽ„

  12. daneelyunus says:

    Happy Christmas πŸŽ„

  13. jmcheney says:

    Happy Holidays to you & your Family from the North Carolina Blue Ridge, where nary a snowflake can be seen on the spring like breeze. How I loved the Royal Poincianas when we lived in South Florida. They bloom in June there. It was poinsettias, hibiscus, Surinam cherries & pepper berries for red & green in December. I look forward to your beautiful projects & Mouse’s travel reporting in the New Year.

    • katechiconi says:

      We don’t get pepperberry here as there’s not enough winter chill, or Surinam cherry, but yes to the rest! This is such a colourful time of year that it’s hard to say red and green are the seasonal colours! Mouse joins us in wishing you all the best for this festive season, and says he hopes to have a report or two for you in February /March, border restrictions and ‘Rona permitting!

  14. Love to you and yours…and the lovely trees. Let’s have hopes for some pleasant times in 2022

  15. Dayphoto says:

    WOW! I love those trees!!! Merry Christmas to you!

  16. Emmely says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  17. Wishing the same to you, Kate. xo

  18. Kirsten says:

    Merry Christmas to you too!

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