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Monday, December 13, 2021

Sparks and Awww Monday

  I saw these three words on a bumper sticker.  I thought they were perfect for Sparks.

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The Japanese Maples have been stunning this year. This one is about three blocks from home.

Next four are from different neighborhoods in Raleigh

My Christmas card 2021

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  1. that is a good spark.... joy is too precious to have it later... it has to happen when it happens... and we hope it will happen many many times to all of us...

  2. That is a good Spark. The maples are lovely.

  3. Love the spark and the Red Maples are just stunning!

  4. Mine will be showing up here on the blog this week. My photo was took when it was dreary, so it won't be as pretty as these.

  5. wow on the red leaves and the last few of the neighbohood in the sunlight are gorgeous... Beau is at this time feeling JOY as he rips his gator into rags..

  6. We have a messy tree in the front of our home and we have a tree service coming out in March to remove it and replace it with a Japanese Maple. We so love them. A huge Awww.

    Love your Christmas card. Most beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug. ♥

  7. Great Spark this morning! I have been all about trying to hang on to my joy this year, especially now. And sharing joy with others. You are having a gorgeous fall this year. Good Morning!

  8. We love the color of the Japanese maple trees and we know why you like them so much, too.

  9. Hari OM
    Marvellous Monday Magic!!! YAM xx

  10. Beautiful Xmas card ~ and wonderful 'spark' ~ gorgeous tree photos too ~ Xo

    Happy Week to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (Creative Harbor)

  11. Love the snowman.
    And the Japanese maple.
    Very little colour here in Aberdeen right now.

  12. That is a great spark and beautiful trees. XO

  13. I agree, the Boer sticker is perfect. For us all.

    The trees are spectacular.

  14. Oh YES< the maples are just incredibly vibrant and beautiful. Mom says bring on the joy. That was the central theme of all the readings at Mass yesterday. We all need to embrace the joy in our lives.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. Those maples are stunning. We hope the next 12 days of blog bring joy to many!

  16. Such beautiful reds on your Japanese Maples this year!
    Such a joyous Christmas card too!

  17. Love that Spark! That maple is just stunning.

  18. I LOVE Japanese Maples! When we lived on Vancouver Island we had 6 miniature ones in the back yard! They don't grow here, winter is too hard on them. I just love their colour and their delicate leaves. Thanks for sharing! And Thanks for the Card!

  19. I knew there wuz a reason I should have my cookie now.

  20. Joy is one thing we should keep in our pocket to take out and experience EVERY CHANCE WE CAN....Our little dwarf red maple tree has already lost all its' leaves but next Spring it will be gorgeous again. It's now over 30 years old.

    Hugs, Pam

  21. Excellent Sparks quote. Joy shouldn't ever be postponed!:) Have a happy and blessed Christmas! ;)


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