Seasons Greetings …….Old and New


A Christmas Wish.


Published circa 1890 by Raphael Tuck and Sons, London. Printed in Bavaria.



25th December

(C) David Oakes 2016


December 1st……..Advent Sunday


Advent Sunday and a reminder that Christmas is now only 24 days away.  Our Christmas Cactus has also produced its first flower of the season hopefully one of many more to come over the next few weeks.

And just to get you into the Christmas mood here is what I expect will be your first Christmas Card.  This is one of several Victorian Cards I have in my collection. I selected this particular one as I thought it continued the autumnal feel for just a little while longer…..


As to the weather, well December is continuing where November left off (well for only a little while longer I guess ).  Frost still lay on the ground in the shelter of the woods but our lane was still looking just like a sunny autumn day……..



It is now only 20 days to the winter solstice, so I think that may be now that the Ash trees across the meadows have  lost all their leaves, they are stark indicators that winter must be on the way…..


1st December

© David Oakes 2013