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a favorite Christmas song…

I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas songs with you.  This is full of whimsy and magic 🙂 Take a listen!

 

And in case you would like to read the lyrics….

December Will Be Magic Again

Written by Kate Bush

December will be magic again.
Take a husky to the ice
While Bing Crosby sings White Christmas. He makes you feel nice.
December will be magic again.
Old Saint Nicholas up the chimney,
Just a-popping up in my memory.

Ooh, dropping down in my parachute,
The white city, she is so beautiful
Upon the black-soot icicled roofs,
Ooh, and see how I fall.
See how I fall
(“Fall!”) [backwards]
Like the snow.

Come to cover the lovers.
(Cover the lovers,
But don’t you wake them up.)
Come to sparkle the dark up.
(Sparkle the dark up,
With just a touch of make-up.)
Come to cover the muck up.
(Cover the muck up,
Ooh, with a little luck.)

December will be magic again.
Light the canDLe-lights
To conjure Mr. Wilde
Into the Silent Night.
Ooh, it’s quiet inside,
Here in Oscar’s mind.

December will be magic again.
Don’t miss the brightest star.
Kiss under mistletoe.
I want to hear you laugh.
Don’t let the mystery go now.

Ooh, dropping down in my parachute,
The white city, she is so beautiful
Upon the black-soot icicled roofs,
Ooh, and see how I fall.
See how I fall
(“Fall!”) [backwards]
Like the snow.

Come to cover the lovers.
(Cover the lovers,
But don’t you wake them up.)
Come to sparkle the dark up.
(Sparkle the dark up,
With just a touch of make-up.)
Come to cover the muck up
(Cover the muck up,
Ooh, with a little luck.)

Oh, I’m coming to cover the lovers.
Ooh, and I’m coming to sparkle the dark up.

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Tree Beauty Salon

images (1)

deciduous leaves

annual autumn dye job

auburn with highlights

~Melanie Thomason

originally September 10, 2013

 

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hold tightly

Chicago Botanic Garden: Picture by Gigi See Original

she possesses softness and beauty
and remembers to hold them tightly
surrounding herself with love
and enveloping her soul with kindness
because while you should always be kind to others
it is equally important to be kind to yourself
and sometimes harder to do

~Poem by me

Melanie Thomason

beautiful flower photo by Gigi

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July

July,

and though the sun has gone

the night has not

fallen darkly

the stones beneath my feet

still radiate the warmth

they absorbed

from its bright rays

 

not

unlike

you

 

while your loves left

too soon

their love still shines

through you

its radiance bursts forth

in watercolored hues

and those lucky enough to see it,

are better for it

 

~Melanie Thomason

(This is dedicated to a wonderful friend. She should know this is for her.)

 

 

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secret garden

I have a secret garden

that no one else can find

It isn’t hard to get to

but no one comes inside

you see it isn’t really secret

and it isn’t in a book

but to get into my garden

one must choose to look

just open up your eyes to see the beauty all around

you never know what secrets are waiting to be found

the gate is never locked

and all are welcome in

my not so secret garden…

See you soon,  my friend.

~Melanie Thomason

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beauty and mystery (at Sunken Garden- St. Petersburg, FL )

I love all of the flowers and I love the trees

AND somehow it is the walkways and paths that call to me

Beautiful, yet mysterious…

what is up ahead?

what is around that bend?

what beauty awaits?

arch entryway covered walkway

 

lush walkway Tree_path

 

path stone lined path

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Sunken Garden- St. Petersburg, FL (birds of a feather)

flamingo areaflamingo sign

flamingo

flamingos 2

 

majestic white

white beauty on path

sweet white bird

sweet white bird sees you

She was such a sweety!  She was flirting with me and even though the sign said not to touch or feed...and warned that she bites... she likes pets and scratches :)

She was such a sweety! She was flirting with me and even though the sign said not to touch or feed…and warned that she bites… she likes pets and scratches 🙂

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Sunken Garden- St. Petersburg, FL (waterfall, ponds, lily pads & koi)

 

There are several ponds and waterfalls throughout Sunken Gardens… these pictures are not of only one area.  Enjoy 🙂koi pond

koi and lily pads

koi

giant lily pads 2

pond with bridge and lilly pads

waterfall into koi pond 2

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