A *Merry Christmas* tree, for everybody... by blondeblurrOpen full image in new tab
helanker 8:32AM | Thu, 22 December 2016
WOW! That is a gorgeous tree and a lovely garden it lives in. Who needs a Christmas tree, when having such one. Soo delightful !!! And a very Happy Holiday to you and yours too :-)
Glendaw 8:59AM | Thu, 22 December 2016
Oh what a beautiful tree and gorgeous Poinciana flowers ! The shrubs look awesome as well Brigitte. It must be nice to sit on the deck and take in all the beauty of the backyard ! Thanks for sharing this wonderful picture. Our Christmas is much colder but very beautiful with the outdoor lights that shine all over town. Here's wishing you and Jeff a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Jean_C 9:02AM | Thu, 22 December 2016
There is no need for Christmas balls on this tree, its the colors are beautiful! Superb capture.
Merry Christmas to you and yours too, Brigitte!
Faemike55 9:22AM | Thu, 22 December 2016
A very beautiful tree and setting. Merry Christmas to you and your family
dochtersions 9:37AM | Thu, 22 December 2016
Wowsie, my mouth almost is fall open, by discovering such a gorgeous beauty behind your fantastic looking place, my friend.
as happy as can be``
please, give me also``
such a tree``
it will be``
for sure I know,``
Karel will agree``
, ha, ha, with me!
And now you have to tell :
Without joking now, Brigitte, I had no idea that it would be so beautiful, and so impressive pleasure (for the eyes and for the soul). Have a great time with your Weihnachten down under, Gitti and Jeff! 😉
photosynthesis 10:13AM | Thu, 22 December 2016
That deck, amidst all that greenery & color, looks like a great place to relax & hang out. Happy holidays to you, Brigitte!
rbowen 11:18AM | Thu, 22 December 2016
Very beautiful tree and garden!!! Wonderful capture! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Brigitte! Best wishes and hugs!!!
kgb224 11:37AM | Thu, 22 December 2016
Superb captures. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. God bless.
jif3d 4:11PM | Thu, 22 December 2016
I agree, who needs a Christmas tree when we have one of these ? and as it sits right outside my office workstation, I have very close relationship with this fine Poinciana...not to mention all the birdies that visit everyday !
Cool captures & ~Christmas Cheers~
wysiwig 11:09PM | Thu, 22 December 2016
Wow, I'm surprised they don't call this a flame tree. What an eye catcher and you save time and money on tree decorations. Sounds like you are all set for the holidays. Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Gitte.
starship64 1:25AM | Fri, 23 December 2016
Such lovely flowers! It's cold where I am, and I'm still hoping we'll have snow for Christmas.
anahata.c 2:15PM | Wed, 28 December 2016
It's a big over-arching beauty of a tree, and the second shot shows it reaching to you, as do some of the other trees. What a beautiful area you have around your home, what beautiful landscaping, or preserving of nature (whatever you want to call it). It's really magical. And the photos have that magic too. In the top one, we see not only the sea of red, but all those buds ready to let go, with all the leaves behind it. It's almost a jungle in there. In the bottom photo, you did something to the photo to bring out the lights, and they speckle like fireflies or magic lights. The place feels enchanted. Midsummer Night's Dream. And I like the clearing on the left, how it opens-up this reaching-jungle. (In reality, those trees may not take up a lot of space---I don't know---but in the pic, it feels like you live on the edge of a jungle!)
Beautifully done as always, Brigitte, and I wish you as well a blessed and wonderful holiday season. Hope your Christmas was blessed, and I hope your New Year will be as well. Even people who don't have any connection to the season have the Solstice, since it's something every living creature is effected by. And whether it's the longest day of the year (sun-wise) or the shortest, it's a day when the sun is at its extreme, and that alone is reason to celebrate. It's auspicious. And, for those of us in the north, there's something poetic about Christmas falling on the longest and brightest day, because it's the longest brightest day! Thank you for your comment and for always stopping by my gallery whenever I show up (which isn't very often as you can see), and for your energy and spirit and love here, each time you come to RR, both in your amazingly vital uploads and in your comments. Thanks for all of it. Have a wonderful holiday!!!
tofi 5:35PM | Thu, 05 January 2017
Brigitte, your composition seems like something out of a fairy tale story! How absolutely gorgeous is this tree with the flowers! I really like the way you have juxtaposed these images so that we can take a closer look at the intricate details from within!