It wasn't that long ago I was looking at this view....... August 26th to be exact...
Here's today's view....December 31st....
The time from then to now seems like a flash, a blink of the eye. I remember that morning like it was yesterday. Could my mind jump ahead to a spring view, with frogs croaking, lilies starting to blossom, and mosquitoes coming in the door of the truck as I prepare to take the picture?
The new year starts in just an hour or so. This year with my blog has been fun. It has been a challenge at times, but such an enjoyment at others. My Nikon has enabled me to go and see and do things that just months ago I was only dreaming. For it, I am thankful. I have enjoyed the ride. I hope you have too.
Tune in tomorrow, and find out who I have selected to win my award that I promised. My Person or perhaps Persons of the Year.
Remember, this is all for fun, so have fun with it!
Oh, and a Happy and Healthy New Year to All!
The first sign of Christmas is the hanging of the Christmas wreath from the front door of the house. People take a lot of pain to make their wreaths look different from those of the other people. However, most of them have never ever tried to find out the history and origin of the Christmas wreath. If you are one of the few people who are as much interested in knowing Christmas wreath history as in hanging the wreath, this is the right article for you. Read on to know about Christmas wreath origin.
The origin of the Christmas wreath dates back to the ancient cultures of the Persian Empire. During that time, wreaths were believed to be a symbol of importance as well as success. They were much smaller in size than the present ones and were known as 'diadems'. People used to wear the wreaths as headbands, sometimes along with jewels also. Somewhere around the 776 BC, Greeks started placing wreaths, made of laurel, on the head of the athletes who came first in the Olympic Games.
Even in ancient Rome, the chief of leaders, like Julius Caesar, used to wear wreath on his head, just like the crown of a king. The transition of the wreaths from a headgear to a wall/door decoration is not known with much accuracy. However, it is believed that once an athlete decided to save the headgear as a souvenir of his/her victory. From then onwards, started the tradition of using wreaths as a Christmas door/wall decoration.