Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

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A Christmas Wish

December 23, 2013

DSC09846_edited-2 copyA Merry Christmas wish

to you, my friends, and family,

and a special thank you to those

of you who leave a comment to let me know

your spirit had been lifted,

or your mind was filled with something new.

I wish everyone health, peace, and sun-filled days,

gardening power, sweet flowers,

and a boundless harvest

in every aspect of your life.

God Bless you,

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A Special Christmas Exhibit You’ve Got to See!

December 19, 2013

Photo by Lauren Brunsvik

Are you looking for something different and special to do with the whole family before Christmas?

Visit The Conservatory of Flowers Special Exhibit in San Francisco and walk among hundreds of stunning butterflies fluttering among an intimate indoor cottage garden with beautiful poinsettias.

There are more than 20 colorful butterfly species, including the Zebra Longwing shown in above photo, and giant moths you won’t want to miss. Take your camera!

Conservatory of Flowers
Golden Gate Park
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
 
Hours of Operations
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm (Last entry is at 4pm).
Monday: Closed, except Memorial Day and Labor Day.
 
Please note that on Sundays and all major holidays, Golden Gate Park closes many of its roads to all vehicle traffic.
 
Contact Information:  415-831-2090
If your inquiry does not seem to fall into a specific department, email us at: info@sfcof.org
 
See more at:
http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/about/contact#sthash.hEOXMYe9.dpuf
 
 
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Holiday Balance

December 5, 2013

Cmas 2013

The days have been hectic since the last post. I had several blogs in the works, and then all was put aside for the joyful preparations of Thanksgiving’s family gathering and a major deadline still in the works. And now arises the next holiday.

During the coming days, most of us will be, if you aren’t already, overcome with a list of Christmas tasks. New on my list this year is to send a ‘few’ greeting cards. It’s been years since I mailed Christmas cards. Family members will be shocked. Small as this task seems, I now wonder what inspired me to take on yet another project. Perhaps it was Vista Print’s irresistible special.

There are holiday events I’d like to attend. Scenes I’d like to capture. But sometimes we have to put our desires aside to bring balance and rest into our lives.

Today is one of those days when physical needs and holiday preparations push the normal everyday tasks (and my impending deadline) to the far left. I have a hunch your December days are the same or soon will be. So I share this amazing beauty outside my back door. I hope you feel the gift of joyful balance and rest in this photo or more importantly in something or someone near and dear to you.

Merry Christmas!

Dianne Marie Andre

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