Monday 30 December 2013

A walk after Christmas.

I went for a bit of a walk around the block just after Christmas - camera in hand.

At some time in the past I read a sentence that went something like this; "Nothing sounds as stupid as the silence that follows an angry word" - well there were no angry words for me, but the thought came into my head about how things look after the event.

It was not longer Christmas, but the trees in out street were still decked with holly, or at least tinsel and ribbons - and I made some form of link between the sentence and the presence of decorations that were (only a day of two) past their purpose.

Then I found the rose on the ground and stopped to take its picture - grey to green, an old year to a new year - well maybe.

Then I found a whole heap of stuff that had been put out for the council to collect and I wondered how much new stuff we had added to our house, and if this was really a good idea.

I think it's good to consider these things.

Maybe I think too much.

This is not meant to be sad or angry - it's just what happened as I want for a walk!

You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.


  1. a lot of 'stuff'. the garlands and ribbons on the trees are a nice touch.

  2. interesting and thought provoking-

  3. jammer maar dat gebeurd helaas hier ook.

  4. The garland on the trees are nice. I too am one who at times considers that I think too much. Guess it is better than stumbling through life with nary a thought.

  5. Christmas still lingers for a few more days in some ways. In my car today I was flipping through the radio stations, and realized what I was looking for was Christmas music! It is Christmas music I miss the most when Christmas is over.
    Happy New Year!

  6. Lots of tree decorating in your part of the world.Happy New Year to you and your family. PS Have given up listening to the cricket scores.

  7. Ah, the holidays do linger it seems!! Great shots from your walk, Stewart, and an interesting look at your world! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!!


  8. Well they do say "Out with the old and in with the new".. I like the ribbons and garland on the trees.

    Wishing you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!

  9. One can never think too much ... and your thoughts are meaningful at this time of year. You say the word "stuff" and my hair stands on end. I have so much stuff and thankfully we were very stingy this year about adding to it. My goal, in fact, is to get rid of it ... But that's the rub ... How? Like you say, the shipping costs of sending a boat to Australia are prohibitive, right? But, worry not, Stewart ... I have other things I could ship to you at a very reasonable price ... interested? I love how you tweak my brain (would that I have one left) ... you make me laugh and think, both good things. Hope your New Year is more than you could hope for ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  10. I do like your thought progression and all of us have much too much 'stuff' and yet, I was so thrilled when the children gave me, what we use to call a 'Hollywood swing' for the garden. It is a comfortable three seater that I can even stretch out on and has a shade roof. I'm of the old school, 'never throw out what can be mended'. I like my surroundings to be comfortable rather than fashionable.

  11. I do think that to walk and to think is a good, good thing!

    I consider these things often, and think the world would benefit if everyone would stop & think twice before bringing new stuff into our homes/lives.

    Wishing you many good walks & thoughts in the New Year -
    and may they reach & inspire others!

  12. Lovely images Stewart! So fresh and vibrant. Happy new year and Have a great year ahead :)

  13. an easy to replace kind of society we now live in, out with the old and in with the new all in the blink of an eye, everything far too easily replaced. Anyway your post had the desired effect and got me thinking....

    Its been a pleasure knowing you in the blogging world during the last few years, a pleasure to contribute to your WBW that you host.

    Have a fab 2014


  14. People throw away from everything, that happens also in the Netherlands.
    I wish you a very Happy New Year.

  15. Original pictures .. I wish you a happy 2014 .. Regards from Spain

  16. Hi Stewart...just wanted to stop by today and wish you a Happy New Year!! And let you know that your hosting WBW is much appreciated.

  17. I love those decorated trees!

    I always feel bad when Christmas adds to our stuff in the house - we have too much already!

  18. Never seen garlanded trees like that at Christmas in UK - probably something to do with the weather!

    Thank you for everything in 2013, and wishing you all the best for 2014.


  19. Points to ponder.The decorated trees look charming.Happy New Year.