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To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment.
-Eleanor Perenyi

5 Pickture Christmas Countdown

Big pictures must do instead of my usual verbosity as just have time for a few words.  I’m only now entering into the festive swing but London has been prepared for a while so here are my image picks in the 5-day countdown to Christmas:-

christmas baubles covent gardenSuspended from Covent Garden’s glass canopy, mammoth baubles hang reflectively over the buzz and hum of Christmas shoppers

christmas tree, somerset house, Londonwhilst over at Somerset House, gentlemen prefer blondes whatever the seasonal attractions may be…

christmas tree decorations, somerset house, London…muted, matt and metallic tree ornaments atomised with condensation

ice rink Somerset house christmasor the giant slug of an ice-polishing machine, leaving a mesmeric, mirrored trail across the rink. It’s a far cry from the 17th century’s harsh winter ‘Frost fairs’ but Londoners can still skate, here on the river’s foreshore.

And finally, a grainy, monochromed, camera-shy self-portrait, hidden behind festive greetings and candlelight …

self-portrait grungy virtual christmas card

…wishing all my fellow bloggers a very Happy Christmas and thank-you.

christmas snow globe P.S. always enjoy post sharing a topical meme so will be  joining Katarina@Blooming Friday for her Christmas’ theme…
…and there’s a round of celebration to be had with Diana’s photo-lite meme 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas candles & snowglobes psd from Graphics fuel
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