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Monday, December 12, 2011
Mosaic Monday ... The Colours Of Christmas.
Those differences aside, we do however share common Christmas colours. The red, the green and the gold. Of course, we don't just see those colours inside our houses. They are not only present on the Christmas decorations, these colours are present in our gardens and surround through our Summer and Christmas.
While red might evoke visions of blazing flames and Santa's suit for most ... for us the sight of the red Poinciana blooms means Christmas as well!!!
While green is the colour of the mistletoe that hangs from the door frame in many homes, we see green in the Caladium leaves that have risen from their dormancy.
While gold is the colour of the Christmas star, we see golden yellow flowers on the Cassia fistula trees that are blooming in almost every yard and on almost every sidewalk at this time of year..
While red might evoke visions of red holly berries, we are greeted with the sight of the red flower spikes on the Callistemon shrubs that are still in bloom during summer.
While green is the colour of the Christmas trees brought into houses all over the world, we see green all around us as we gaze upon the leaves of the many Gum trees growing in the bushland that surrounds us.
While gold is the colour of Christmas tinsel, there's bright golden yellow blooms on the Allamanda vines growing in our garden beds or climbing over our fences.
Now I don't want to leave out my favourite colour ... white! Of course, while the ground here is not covered in layers of white snow and there are no pretty white snowflakes falling from the heavens, there's lots of white flowers on show all throughout the festive season.
So enjoy your Christmas wherever you may be in the world. Whether you're rugged up and snoozing in front of a fire ... or sitting around in shorts and t-shirt under a shady tree on a beach ... Here's to a happy festive season!
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