Monday, December 31, 2012

Images of an Australian Christmas


As I took these photos of our Australian Christmas, I wondered to myself, if the images were any different all around the world.  There is Christmas Craft - the Knitted Pudding that mum made, and is filled with little chocolates - a tradition that is a favourite with us all - treasured ornaments, shortbread, the salads with lunch and then the blooms from the garden . . . ooops, I missed the snoozing after lunch, the book reading and the table decorations!
 
 
 
 
 

Where we went for Christmas, it was HOT, but the blooms didn't disappoint.  I am blessed to come from a family of gardeners - just thinking, what would be a good collective noun for gardeners?  Any ideas??
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13 comments:

Jodie said...

a crop of gardeners.....

Susan said...

a barrow of gardeners...........a pot of gardeners.....

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I loved seeing your Australian Christmas photos. Very colorful and festive. I love the knitted pudding that is filled with chocolates. That is really neat. Your flowers are wonderful!!!

Have a great 2013.

FlowerLady

Quiltedtime said...

Perhaps a bounty, a harvest, or a compost of gardeners.

Happy New Year!

Annie said...

Loving the suggestions guys, keep them coming: what about a bouquet of gardeners

Muddling Through said...

Your Christmas looks scrumptious, as do all the beautiful flowers!

How about a [seed] packet of gardeners?

Leanne said...

A smell of gardeners......... I went and got some cow poo from the local dairy yesterday so smell it does around here.

Jan said...

A bloom of gardeners? Happy New Year, Annie! xx

Jean C. said...

Happy New Year, and Merry Belated Christmas! Your pictures,(as always) are lovely... makes me want to be there! All though, I would miss the white Christmas we had this time.
Knitted pudding, never would have thought of that! Cute!

Margaret said...

What wonderful flower pictures--something very appealing to me in my winter wonderland. (60 cm in the last 3 days). I think that most of us have similar traditions, but the knitted pudding sounds like a winner!

Jenny said...

Looks like you had a lovely Christmas-love the table runner and your flowers are beautiful.
How about a posy of gardeners or a blossom or a patch or a plot or a season of gardeners:)

Jenny said...

I thought of another one! A bunch of gardeners!

sweetbay said...

Beautiful flowers -- so different from our iconic images of Christmases in N. America!