Happy Christmas!🎄

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.

Happy Christmas

Season’s greetings from tropical Down Under.

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Delonix regia, the poinciana, which flowers at Christmas in my garden.

I hope you all have a joyful and peaceful Christmas of whatever variety you prefer, whether it’s surrounded by beloved family or a delightfully solitary pause from the usual bustle of life. If your Christmas isn’t looking so great this year, I wish you strength and peace.

With all good wishes from Chiconia.