Festive Greetings from Scotland’s winter wonderland!

Yes, I know that all the snow has been highly disruptive economically, socially,  and personally – especially to those of us struggling to join loved ones over the festive season.

But as I sit here gazing out at the snowy wonderland below me, thinking of my readers who have loyally followed “Writing from the Twelfth House” all this year, wondering what to say  by way of greetings, I am totally aware of the silent beauty of this clear, frosty Christmas Eve….

Jupiter sits high in the night sky, winking through the fleeting clouds. We will shortly be going out to celebrate Midnight Mass. I feel very, very fortunate.

My greeting is this snowy picture of the wintry local landscape, taken this morning. It is a reminder of the duality of all our lives: an interweaving of dark and light, always.

River in winter -  from a city bridge
River in winter - from a city bridge

photo: Anne Whitaker 24.12.10

Thank you, kind readers, especially to the many of you following this site who were students and clients of mine in my former incarnations! I have so appreciated your supportive messages, emails and cards. Festive blessings to you, “old” and new friends, some known, most unknown. May the year ahead be rich and full. May you find consolation for what pains you, may you grow through the challenges the year will bring. May you find experiences which bring you fulfillment and joy.

And do remember to keep dropping by!



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13 thoughts on “Festive Greetings from Scotland’s winter wonderland!

  1. Season’s Greetings, Anne, from New York. Plenty of cold, but no snow, yet. Though they say we’re due for a storm tomorrow night. Hope it’s as pretty as yours. There’s something about a snowy river scene that’s absolutely magical. Enjoy the holiday! I’m looking forward to more of your posts in the new year.

  2. Here in Indiana we are having a snowy December too. Although snow is not unusual here, this month is rapidly becoming one for the record books. Personally, I’m ready for spring. One of the old sayings about Indianapolis is: If you don’t like the weather wait half an hour and it will change.
    Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year from mid-America. Evelyn

  3. 25.12.10: from Sheilagh, by email:

    thanks for all your writings and you’ll never know just how often I read a piece and it “hits the spot”!!  sometimes I think you are reading my mind when you write and it is specifically for me!!  keep the writings coming!!

  4. a merry christmas and a happy new year to you and ian.although i have been a bit quiet lately,i have really appreciated reading your blog .thank you again

  5. Merry Christmas from America Anne! Wonderful thoughts and observations on your winter wonderland. We’ve got snow here in the U.S. too.

    La Nina has started, so it’s going to be a colder-than-normal winter & spring 2011. Bundle up and keep putting out those positive thoughts!

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Hi Theodore

    great to hear from you! Since New Year 2011 is now fast approaching, I wish you – in advance – the traditional Scots greeting of ” a guid New Year” to you and yours in the USA.

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