One cannot say it any better than Dickens in the Christmas Carol.

Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.

He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!

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Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
f11 1/100 42mm

Taken November 30, 2019.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 12/22/19 20:56
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 12/22/19 20:57

Hutterite Choir of Manitoba

intentional to include people in audience

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 12/22/19 20:58

the spring riding horse truly brought back long ago memories of Christmas for me

CS5 curves
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 12/22/19 20:59

Nik midnight (bright sepia,80,40,100,60)

Comments by S Roter on Mon, 12/23/19 00:15

Lovely photos Jan. Merry Christmas to you Jan. Thank you for all the
comments you made on my pictures, and for keeping PC alive, at least
to me.

Comments by les perry on Mon, 12/23/19 11:32

Merry Xmas Jan!

All the best for the New Year

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Mon, 12/23/19 12:00

All the best to you too, Jan.;-)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Mon, 12/23/19 12:32


I would like to wish yourself and your loved ones the best of the season.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for one and all.


Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Tue, 12/24/19 11:15

Jan thanks for all your time and effort into PC. A Very Merry Christmas and a happy and enjoyable New Year.

Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Thu, 12/26/19 15:22

Merry Christmas Jan !!

Comments by Paul Bracey on Sat, 12/28/19 08:27

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Jan!

Comments by jj on Wed, 01/15/20 23:34

Now that's a bright set of ornaments, or perhaps you improved them in post :)

In any case, Happy New Year, Joyous Yule, and anything else that comes to mind. I'm glad you're always around!

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Thu, 01/16/20 08:56

And the best of the New Year to yourself and your family and may the New Year bring lots of photographic opportunities.