Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Sunny Christmas

Old Man of the Andes (Oreocereus celsianus)

Every year at Christmas time
There's not a sign of snow.
Instead we spend our yuletide days
In the sun's warm cheery glow.
We have the best of Christmas things,
The lights, the gifts, the bells,
(And "snowbirds" who arrive en masse
To fill our resort hotels.)
The glorious weather fits right in
With our happy Christmas mood,
And we can also walk and run
Without having to be snowshoed.
So don't feel bad for your desert friends
Who have no snow or ice.
We think our sunny Christmas here
Is a holiday paradise!

By Joanna Fuchs

Happy Holidays!


Julie said...

Happy sunny Christmas, Aiyana! We are really enjoying it here as well. Yesterday was about 70 degrees and slightly windy...making it so pleasant, and hence me being able to get those lovely blooming shots yesterday!
xoxo- Julie

Green thumb said...

Merry Christmas dear Aiyana! The poem is lovely and could very well have been referring to the place I live. It is not a desert, not yet, but with the changing geography, it might soon be one!

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Love the poem, that's the spirit!

That old man wearing the santa hat cracked me up.

Merry Christmas to you and yours Aiyana and if you want to look at some snow pics you'll find them at Bliss.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Aiyana that was very nice and the cactus-claus ? was too cute !
Hope you are having wonderful holidays : )

Lancashire rose said...

Loved your little poem. This year we get to enjoy Christmas in the wonderful Arizona sun. Can we call ourselves snowbirds coming from Texas! It did snow in Texas this Christmas and we certainly came through snow on the way here. Tonight we go to see the luminaries at the DBG. Can't wait. Happy holidays.

Sisah said...

Vielen Dank ! Frohe Weihnachten aus Deutschland!
Merry Christmas in your "sunny holiday paradise"!
Liebe Grüße

Ashraf shreif said...

Hello my dear Aiyana . Merry christmas
How are you and your family ,I hope you are well .
How are your plants with cold ,here not winter this year most my cacti start grow and blooms.
I wish for you and your family in new year of the happiness and the health .

Claude said...

Happy Holidays! We got snow this year... we never have snow on Christmas, usually we have to wait till January for it. After having to drive on the frozen roads, I envy you your winters...

Jean said...

Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and will have a super New Year! Jean