My Twelve Days of Christmas #7

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to meSeven swans a-swimmingSix geese a-layingFive gold rings (five golden rings)Four calling birdsThree French hensTwo turtledovesAnd a partridge in a pear tree

The Twelve Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The Twelve Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. I may not have a partridge or a pear tree, but I have selected 12 photos from December / January to get me through this period.

Ring out the Bells – Fragrant creamy-white Yucca flowers edged in pink and glistening with raindrops.
Happy New Year!


  1. Yucca flowers are beautiful. We have lots of them around here although not right now.

  2. I’d forgotten Yuccas produced such lovely flowers.

  3. Ring out the bells, indeed! Happy new year.

  4. Beautiful flowers Jude – such soft, soothing hues 🙂

  5. The flowers are so interesting. I’ve never seen a yucca in flower.

  6. Cathy says:

    My goodness, don’t these look pretty close up?! I have always thought them almost ugly in the past, except in a grander setting where they look more at home than in a typical garden

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do look better close up.

  7. poppytump says:

    Lovely delicate colours … en masse the yucca flowers make quite a show !
    Happy New Year Jude xx

  8. kewtiebird says:

    Pretty bells!

  9. The very best for 2023! I suspect your Yucca flowers may be as pretty as the ‘Seven swans a-swimming’ 🙂.

    1. Heyjude says:

      And you too!

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