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Christmas means different things to different people. There are some who love it, some who hate it, those who are completely indifferent, those for whom it is completely irrelevant and worst of all, those for whom it is the loneliest of times. I have chosen to upload two verses illustrated with my photographs in the hope that they will strike a chord with many of you, from the Christmas lovers to the Bah Humbug brigade.

They come with sincere good wishes from me and mine, whether it be to enjoy Christmas or simply survive it, and to wish you the best that you wish for yourself in 2014.

Thanks for looking and enjoy reading and viewing these. Voting is disabled as this is a genuine greeting.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
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Date Taken:23 Mar 2013 - 11:11 AM
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Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
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Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Terse Verse Greetings
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:20 Dec 2013 - 4:57 PM
Tags:Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals
Votes:Voting Disabled
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 5:03 PM

Two excellent cards, Lynne, and I go along with your words in V.2, it all seems so hypocritical now. Have a great end of year, whatever you may do, and all the very best for 2014. Carol

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HarrietH
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:09 PM

Thank you Lynne, I have really enjoyed them. Greetings to you too. Actually I love Christmas not as much as I did when I was a child though.

Harriet

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ddolfelin
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:13 PM

Yippee!
V2 for me - probably the most fun I'll have this year!
I can't vote so I'll give you something under the mistletoe, Lynne.

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LynneJoyce
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:16 PM

Yay, I've pleased both camps, which was the intention after all!

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Badgerfred
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:19 PM

Merry Christmas Lynne, V1 for me,
Fred.

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achieverswales
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:23 PM

I am staying on the sideline Lynne, good cards though.

Regards

Trev.

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lifesnapper
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:27 PM

The three wise Men will be those who've gone out and spent a fortune on their Wives Lynne Wink
As for me, I'm giving Julie a BIG surprise this Year, I'm buying Her NOTHING!!! And I'll let you know just how wise THAT was Wink (If I'm able )Grin
Love the Poem on V2, great stuff.
Enjoy whatever you get up to at Christmas, if it's only getting inspiration for another Poem for next Year Grin

John Smile

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Tish1
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:30 PM

What a poet!!!!!


Tish

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20 Dec 2013 - 5:42 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. 🎅

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DicksPics
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:48 PM

Two excellent images and, two well written poems - both witty and really enjoyable reading!
I suppose I straddle the fence where Christmas is concerned - the build up's a pain(finding a parking space is the worst bit!!), I love the turkey but hate the bloomin' Boxing Day sales!!
So, I stay in bed(for the sales, that is)!!
Why Britain can't close for two just days a year is absolutely beyond me!!
And, why not working on Boxing Day, for the folks in retail, might get you the sack is dreadful!
I'll stop now!Smile
Enjoy whatever you may be doing over the next week or so, Lynne.
Very best wishes,
Richard

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ChiliMan
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:49 PM

Heh heh...I can't imagine many Christmas cards which can top these two, Lynne. Bravo GrinGrin

I'm looking forward to Christmas...and I'm sure you can guess why...food Wink Lunch at my bro's on the 26th then they're coming over here on New Year's Day for a turkey lunch my mum is making. Ooo...and I think my cousin (who's visiting from Hawaii) is taking the parents and I to an Indonesian/Peranakan place for lunch next week. Heee. Who's gonna be a roly-poly then?? Grin

Andrew

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xwang
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:53 PM

Wonderful work, Lynne. You are too clever for the 'popular' stuff...Christmas becomes a commercial festival ...Merry Christmas, wise woman.Wink

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jeanie
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20 Dec 2013 - 5:59 PM

I will be the indifferent one on the fence.. but only cos I am working through the festivities hehe.. Smile

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NeilWigan
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20 Dec 2013 - 6:30 PM

I love it and by popular demand dress up in the suit to give the kids ,grand and great ,their presents .I cook dinner for the family and if it makes them happy ,just for one day ,its good enough .Hope you have a good festive period . Best wishes Neil ,Joan ,Jacob, Gabrielle and Issac.

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capto
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20 Dec 2013 - 6:44 PM

I love Christmas but hate the 2/3 month build up to it. Two smashing verses.Smile

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Mike_Smith
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20 Dec 2013 - 6:46 PM

Both of these are superb, very well thought out. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy new year

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barbarahirst
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20 Dec 2013 - 7:04 PM

As always love your verse.....
You really are a talented lass....
Pity the hounds were muzzled in V 1....
Enjoy your orange cake.....

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LynneJoyce
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20 Dec 2013 - 7:15 PM

They are NOT muzzles, they are Halti head collars.

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Niknut
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20 Dec 2013 - 7:41 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin !!!....great stuff !!.......love both versions !

Merry Christmas Lynne, & good wishes for 2014 !!:xxSmile

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
20 Dec 2013 - 7:42 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
JNC

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netta1234
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20 Dec 2013 - 8:49 PM

Nadolig Llawen Lynne,
Happy christmasSmile
Netta

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cabbie
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20 Dec 2013 - 9:52 PM

All the very best Lynne and have a happy new year, another fine contribution

Bob

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leontari
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20 Dec 2013 - 9:54 PM

Two superb cards. Merry Cristmas to you and you family, and a very happy New Year.
Effrossini

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AnnChown
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20 Dec 2013 - 11:05 PM

Grin good on you Lynne to say what a lot if people think ... I hope you and Garreth enjoy the holiday with your spam sandwiches! GrinGrin

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Irishkate
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20 Dec 2013 - 11:17 PM

Well written verses with great humour Lynne but perhaps too cynical.
The consumerism is all wrong but where there are children, we relive it for them
and when you go to a school panto or Nativity, it does bring a tear to the eye.
Have a lovely time in your own chosen way.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
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20 Dec 2013 - 11:24 PM

I have made plenty jokes on here that I am in the bah humbug brigade Lynne.
It is a bit of an exaggeration but I do hate how Xmas has become ''too commercial'' nowadays.
Good words here for whatever camp you may be in !!
Mick.

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prabhusinha
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:30 AM

Very very thoughtful greetings made for all , theist & atheist. I have them in my mail box too, Thanks

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annettep38
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:55 AM

You have put it all in a nutshell Smile
I'm glad part one of the rush is over and it is down to counting mudflaps and brake pads for me now.
Look at the positive side: the days are getting longer from today on,more light for photos!
Wishing you an inspired rest period and a creative 2014!

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bobsblues
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21 Dec 2013 - 8:20 AM

Well said Lynne spoke for a lot of people I imagine great cards though.WinkWink
Rob

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TrevBatWCC
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21 Dec 2013 - 10:25 AM

Brilliant! Grin Christmas...bah, humbug! Sad Two wonderful presentations here Lynne, love 'em both, really made me chuckle SmileSmile
I must say I don't like the lead-up to Christmas, it all starts far too early, and it's so busy up town when you go shopping, whether it just be for groceries or presents you have to rack your brains for what to buy and that's different to what you bought people last year Sad
But, since I starting going away on holiday for Christmas, I have to say that I do enjoy that bit! SmileSmile
Trev Smile

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21 Dec 2013 - 1:28 PM

Very clever Lynne and I can relate to bits in both versions!
Happy Christmas to you and yoursSmile
Carole

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21 Dec 2013 - 7:05 PM

Something to suit us all Lynne
Again my best wishes
Lillian

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22 Dec 2013 - 12:14 AM

Full of the joys of ChristmasGrinGrinGrin....two great cards

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22 Dec 2013 - 7:02 AM

Merry Christmas Lynne and happy new year.
Love the cards..

Dave.

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22 Dec 2013 - 8:19 AM

Nice one Lynne and thank you. Sad

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22 Dec 2013 - 8:45 AM

Two great captures and matching verses. Well done Lynne.
WesternRed.

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22 Dec 2013 - 9:38 AM

Both are great.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS Lynne Grin

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22 Dec 2013 - 3:15 PM

Merry Christmas
Rick

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22 Dec 2013 - 7:57 PM

Thank you Lynne for the cards, had a good read. Love V2 LOL.SmileSmileSmileSmileTongueWink Have a great ChristmasSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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23 Dec 2013 - 8:17 AM

I'll drink to that Lynne.
Dougie

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23 Dec 2013 - 8:54 AM

Merry Cristmas to you

Peter

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23 Dec 2013 - 8:58 PM

One with many talent eh?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Regards.
Tony

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24 Dec 2013 - 8:00 PM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all your family Lynne.....Phil

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24 Dec 2013 - 8:51 PM

Two brilliant poems Lynne, I agree with your sentiments regarding v2, it's all too commercialised and naff these days. I hope you have a very enjoyable festive season and I look forward to more of your mega uploads and razor sharp wit and insightful comments in the New Year, EdGrin As for your three wise men in poem v1, were Mikbee, DannBrann and Lifesnapper not available then!Tongue

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25 Dec 2013 - 7:41 AM

Thanks, Lynne, for the nice Greetings. Wish you," Merry Christmas & Happy & Healthy New Year" - Raja.

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25 Dec 2013 - 10:35 AM

I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year Lynne.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments, messages and continued support throughout the year.

Regards as always Nathan

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25 Dec 2013 - 2:34 PM

All the best for Christmas. Thanks for all your support throughout the year. paul

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28 Dec 2013 - 12:37 AM

Great presentations and verses. Well done Lynne.
WesternRed.

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Chinga
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31 Dec 2013 - 6:32 AM

The Card and the Poem are simply divine! GrinGrin Brava!
Hope you had a good Xmas as well... IB

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