Saturday, January 02, 2016

It's not over 'till it's over

Today I'll put Christmas away. The tree will be undecorated and all the baubles and lights will be packed away for another year. I used to do this on New Year's Day each year because I usually had to go back to work the following day (except in years like this one, where the following day is a weekend day). I've never been one for leaving the tree up into the new year.

A communications tower disappears in the morning fog out beyond the vineyards.

But the holidays are not over. We have the Epiphany coming up next week and I will make puff pastry for the traditional galette des rois (Three Kings cake). Then in February it will be time for crêpes, the traditional food for la chandeleur (Candlemas). By then, spring will be in sight.

10 comments:

  1. That's a fantastic silhouette. The panorama treatment is perfect too. You're off to a great photographic start of the year.

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  2. traditionnellement,je défais mon arbre juste après les rois,le 6 janvier (ou le w-e suivant).
    bon courage et...bonne année !

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  3. We also packed away the tree until next Christmas when I hope I'mfully retired and we have moved to our newly built home in Trentham. A very happy and healthy 2016 to both you blokes from us.

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  4. How will we know when it's over? Oh, when it's over. I do love all the festivities, but it sure is a long holiday here. I can't keep up with what's closed and what's open.

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  5. I will take my tree down next weekend.

    and winter has finally arrived in this area; no snow, but cold temperatures, and time to take out the winter coat and hat and face mask (to ward off my asthma attacks).

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  6. We also celebrate Epiphany and then undecorate our Christmas tree

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  7. Oh, thanks for reminding me about Epiphany! I have to pick up some little goodies for that (there's no way I can do a galette with each of my classes, so I now buy a box of little individual brownie muffins -- Hostess, at Walmart, super cheap). I stick the feve up in one of them for each class :) I show them photos of the real galette -- YOUR photos, actually :) Sometimes, in level 4, since I have fewer students, I treat them to a nicer tart, but I don't think I will this year. They're just not dedicated enough :)

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  8. I'm always hesitant to undecorate and put away the Christmas tree because I think its so beautiful, I want to keep it up as long as possible. Due to my work schedule, I think we'll pack it all away on the 16th.

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  9. Hi Walt, I am catching up on your posts after more than a week. So, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for your wonderful blog, photos, advice and inspiration. I hope we get over to see you in 2016....

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  10. We are taking ours down today; I am on a blogger-break. It is hot work, putting away all the baubles.

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