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Christmas? Already? 2019

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Post your Chrismas prep shots, or your Christmas avoidance shots, or shots of other people doing Christmas.
  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    This was my one time go at an email Christmas card. Not very Christmassy but it was bloody cold the day I took it.

    It took me about a week trying to figure out how to add the text using GIMP and I gave up on positioning it or finding a decent font.

    Oh and it exceeds forum size limits - so sorry.

    Christmas Card - Blue Tit.jpg
  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Someone's got you a USB key? Nice :)
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  5. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I guess technically this is a thread for showing off your photographs, and these are just phone snapshots, but here they are anyway. This is likely to be as Christmassy as we get for a few weeks yet. Advent calendars, hers and mine.

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  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    She's a Star Wars fan?
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  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    She is, but she likes chocolate more. :)
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The shops are getting ready but some of us feel blue.

    ap christmas window.jpg

    Blue angel
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    A quiet moment with an old (young) neighbour.

    ap M and I and cosy Christmas get together.jpg
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  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  12. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    We're still struggling to get in to the festive spirit thanks to the last few months. We're three rooms in a deep clean/tidy of the house, which has desperately needed it for a long time, once that's done, we'll see about putting some decorations up.
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  13. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    What's happened in the last few months Tony, everything ok?
  14. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    We did ours last weekend, Mrs Dan is keen

    We bring in a branch each year that has fallen and give it a bit of Christmas cheer

    [​IMG]christmas-6 by Dan, on Flickr

    And the children get to buy a new decoration each year, these are last years

    [​IMG]christmas-7 by Dan, on Flickr

    [​IMG]christmas-8 by Dan, on Flickr

    And my absolute favourite decoration of them all

    [​IMG]christmas-9 by Dan, on Flickr

    But Batman never really seems to get into the Cristmas spirit. Here she is having Christmas thrust upon her.

    [​IMG]christmas-10 by Dan, on Flickr
  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Darkness and light.

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    and Mahonia japonica blooming in the garden.

    ap mahonia japonica.jpg
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  16. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Fallen branch? You are missing a trick there. A stall holder on the market that we have a stall on is selling these birch branches at £18 each!

    [​IMG]birch by Nigel G, on Flickr

    And this dog (unless of course it is a cat or a big rat) is getting more into the spirit. Also taken at the market.

    [​IMG]Santa dog by Nigel G, on Flickr
  17. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Are you very close, or is that a huge-flowered Mahonia?
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  18. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Our first incoming Christmas card arrived today, so I suppose we'll have to buy some charity to send out.

    Like some of you, I used to use one of my own pictures as a Christmas card, but now instead I use the money to get A2 calendar of my pictures (£30 from CEWE).
  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It's pretty tall and the racemes are a good foot long. But yes, I did go in close. Every year I swear I'll prune it back in the Spring and every year I forget!
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
  20. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    18 pounds?? wow, they don't look anywhere near as flimsy and likely to drop all the baubles off as ours, and I bet there's not one slug on those ones either! But I must confess that dog is looking a bit more festive than mine!

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