On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to meNine ladies dancingEight maids a-milkingSeven 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.
That is a wonderful capture of a favourite flower. The hellebore is classed as a winter rose in our neck of the woods. Happy New Year, Jude.
This one has the name of Christmas Rose as it often flowers at this time of year and bought as a house plant. Happy New Year to you and the Squire – I hope everything is going well.
What a lovely vignette!
I love it set against the Mind Your Own Business! I have been tempted to introduce MYOB into my damp shade garden (aka Soggy Bottom) but I have fears about its invasiveness. Do you find it a real spreader, Jude?
A beautiful photograph! My love would be very wise to bring me a hellebore, never mind any of these maids, leaping lords and partridges! 🙂
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