Festive cheer all round. A time to look forward and shut the door on the old year.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu
PS For the horticulturalists, the middle pic of red berries and white flowers is an Arbutus (strawberry) tree that grows around here. One of the few that fruits and blossoms at the same time in late autumn.
On the table Amaryllis and poinsettia, the latter being my one concession to Christmas decorations.