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Merry Christmas everyone.  It has finally got here, always seems so far away, then you realise it is very close, then the day seems to take forever to actually arrive.

Today is a day for giving, and I decided quite a while ago that I wanted to say thank you to you for all your support, for listening to me whinge, offering advice when I needed it and for the most part being fantastic followers, actually I take that back, for the whole part.  I love writing this blog and I love hearing from you.  You help make this blog successful.  So I decided I needed to do something in return.

I want to give you something, which isn’t easy, but then I thought, I could give a photo, one, if you like it you can download and print it if you like.  The image is for your personal use, and you can’t sell it or do anything else with it.  Just need to be clear about that.  The image is one of a few I chose and two friends helped me decide which one to use.  I hope you like it.

This image was taken in Lorne in February this year.  It is one of my favourites from the year, and I hope you like it as well.

I think I will have to put it into a gallery so  you can copy it at full size.  It is about 3-4MB, or least it should be.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

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  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    December 25, 2013
  2. That’s a beautiful image, Leanne….thank you. Wishing you a happy Christmas. :)

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Scott, Merry Christmas to you and your family. :)

      December 25, 2013
  3. Ingrid D. #

    What a beautiful gift! Best wishes!

    December 25, 2013
    • I am glad you like it Ingrid, thank you, Merry Christmas.

      December 25, 2013
  4. Merry Christmas to you Leanne. And thank you, not only for this gorgeous photo, but a year of beautiful and inspiring imagery. Have a wonderful holiday season.

    December 25, 2013
    • Merry Christmas to you as well, and you are welcome.

      December 25, 2013
  5. HO HO HO! Merry Christmas!!! It’s been truly wonderful viewing all your fantastic photos, and like I said yesterday, you really enriched my Christmas. I hope Santa brought all you wanted. I’m still using my gift….hehehehehe….so I must wrap it again later on. I took my first photo through a window this morning, learning how to do at ISO 100. I’m starting there and the specific settings. I put it on my blog….it almost looks black and white. But, boy did it come out good. (blushing)

    Nough about me!!! I am thrilled I have met you, and I know I will learn so much from you. Not only that, I think you are a beautiful woman with a Huge Heart. That is MY Gift to you……telling you I “see” your Heart, and how it does “glow”.

    Merry Christmas, Leanne! Thank you for your “gift”. I will put it in with my photos and I promise to NOT use it for any other purpose then mine.

    With Hugs and with more Hugs,
    Amy

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you so much Amy, Santa did bring me what I wanted and more, it has been wonderful.
      Well done on the image.
      You know, one of the wonderful side effects of blogging has been all the really amazing people I have met. I love that part, and now you are one of those.
      Merry Christmas to you as well Amy, have a fantastic day with your family.
      Thanks Amy, hugs and many more back at you.

      December 25, 2013
  6. Merry Christmas to you too! :)

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Matthew, Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  7. Merry Christmas to you Leanne! I have so enjoyed your blog this year and watching your journey has been so inspiring to me-and the image is absolutely beautiful-one of my favorite subjects-have a wonderful holiday!

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well. That is wonderful to hear, I really do like it, thank you so much. Enjoy.

      December 25, 2013
  8. A scenic place. Happy holidays Leanne.

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Ron, and Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  9. Merry Christmas, Leanne. Thanks for all YOUR support of my blog, too. Always much appreciated.

    It’s still Christmas Eve here in southern Spain as I type this ….. won’t be long though, before Santa’s here, as it’s 9.30pm. :)

    All the best for 2014.

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Marianne, and Merry Christmas to you.
      Have a great day, I am sure by the time you read this, it will be Christmas. :)

      December 25, 2013
  10. Merry Christmas. Love, nia

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Nia, Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  11. Christmas Blessings to you, Leanne.
    :) Wendy

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Wendy, Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. :)

      December 25, 2013
  12. Merry Christmas, Leanne.

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you David, Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  13. Thank you Leanne! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!

    December 25, 2013
    • You’re welcome John, Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

      December 25, 2013
  14. Merry Christmas, and beautiful photo:-)

    December 25, 2013
  15. Merry Christmas to you Leanne! Happy new Year!

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Jessica, Merry Christmas to you as well, and all the best for 2014.

      December 25, 2013
  16. Merry Christmas Leanne!! Hope you have an amazing day!!

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Jemimah, Merry Christmas to you as well, have a great day.

      December 25, 2013
  17. Merry Christmas, Leanne! The Blessings of the season to you and yours.

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you very much, Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  18. Happy Holidays to you and your family – yes, even the Macintosh hater :-)
    Thanks to you for your great photo work and wonderful insight into not only the art of photography but also its practical side. I will do something nice with your generous holiday gift. I know we will see a lot more from you this coming year if you only had a new tripod…
    Really, actually, sincerely – all the best.

    December 25, 2013
    • Haha, I will tell him that, thank you Robert.
      I can now say that Santa did leave me a lovely carbon fibre tripod, so I am all set.
      Thank you for supporting my blog as well, I am so happy that you have stayed with me.
      Merry Christmas to you and yours, have a great day.

      December 25, 2013
  19. Merry Christmas, Leanne, and thank you. I love this one.

    December 25, 2013
    • You are welcome Nia, Merry Christmas to you and your other half.

      December 25, 2013
  20. Merry Christmas Leanne.

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Edith, Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  21. Merry Christmas, Leanne and thank you for this beautiful and very generous gift! :-)

    December 25, 2013
    • You’re very welcome Marina, thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  22. leecleland #

    Thank you Leanne, a very generous of you it is a lovely image.

    December 25, 2013
  23. Leanne, Merry Christmas. May you have a delightful day with family and friends.
    Tim

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Tim, Merry Christmas and I wish you the same.

      December 25, 2013
  24. Reblogged this on dunjav.

    December 25, 2013
  25. Merry Christmas Leanne 😊

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Mark, Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  26. Merry Christmas Leanne from Santa

    December 25, 2013
  27. Maggie Beck #

    Leanne, thanks ever so much for the stunning photo. You are so very generous! I wish you all good things and much joy this Christmas. It will be lots of fun to see where 2014 takes us all, won’t it? Best, Maggie

    December 25, 2013
    • You are very welcome Maggie, glad you like it. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too.

      December 25, 2013
  28. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours Linda, have a great day.

      December 25, 2013
  29. Tracy #

    A beautiful gift. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    December 25, 2013
    • Glad you liked it, thank you Tracy, Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

      December 25, 2013
  30. Leah J's Word Trips #

    Thank you and merry Christmas to you too. Because your photo are encouraging ~Leah

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you so much Leah, that is wonderful, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

      December 25, 2013
  31. Merry Christmas your photography is inspiring as is the spirit you put into Christmas

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you so much, that is really wonderful, Merry Christmas to you James.

      December 25, 2013
  32. What a lovely and generous gift Leanne. Thank you very much. Wishing you and your family happy holidays. Enjoy! :D *hugs*

    December 25, 2013
    • I wanted to do something for all the support, and I hope people like it. Thank you Sonel, Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
      • I am sure they will because I certainly do. You’re so sweet. Have a lovely day hon. :D *hugs*

        December 25, 2013
      • Your day is probably just starting, funny isn’t it, our day is now ending, Christmas is almost over for another year.

        December 25, 2013
  33. That’s a beautiful shot! Merry Christmas to you too!

    December 25, 2013
  34. Merry Christmas! :)

    December 25, 2013
  35. Merry Christmas and a fantastic photo!

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you so much, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

      December 26, 2013
  36. Looks great, Leanne! Merry Christmas :)

    December 26, 2013
  37. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    December 26, 2013
    • Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well.

      December 26, 2013
  38. Awesome shot Leanne! :D

    December 26, 2013
  39. What a great holiday surprise, Leanne! It’s such a stunning photo and it’s of Australia and the sea, my favorite places. Thank you, my friend and have a wonderful Christmas. Cheers!

    December 26, 2013
    • That is wonderful Steph, glad you liked it. Thank you to, and I hope you have a great Christmas with your family as well. It is all over for us now, now the relaxing starts.

      December 26, 2013
  40. Merry Christmas, Leanne. I have greatly enjoyed the way you’ve been sharing your holiday spirit with us all over the preceeding weeks, thru your fine photos and words. I hope that you and yours had a delightful Christmas.

    December 26, 2013
    • Oh and sorry, I forgot to say what a great gesture that was for you to offer that photos to your readers. It is stunning!

      December 26, 2013
      • Thank you, I do hope people like the image I chose.

        December 26, 2013
    • Thank you babsje, I did have a great Christmas, it was very relaxing and quite nice. It has been great sharing the images of Christmas in Melbourne.

      December 26, 2013
  41. A very happy and safe festive season to you too!! And thanks for all the beautiful images you have posted throughout the year and good info ..much appreciated Trees

    December 26, 2013
    • Thank you very much, I hope you had a great Christmas too. You are very kind, and I am glad that people enjoy them.

      December 26, 2013
  42. I’ve been up to my eyeballs recently (more so than usual!) so haven’t been able to spend much time in the blogosphere :( Just wanted to (belatedly!) wish you all the best for Christmas and 2014. Happy blogging :)

    December 26, 2013
    • I completely understand Noeline, it is the time of year for it, I haven’t been on here much either, my mum has been visiting. Thank you, and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2014. :)

      December 27, 2013
  43. Such a warm and loving post. Your true generosity shines through. Merry Christmas Leanne!

    December 27, 2013
    • Thank you Emily, Merry Christmas to you, I hope you had a great day and all the best in 2014.

      December 27, 2013
  44. Stunningly beautiful!

    December 27, 2013
  45. Leanne, this is one of my favourites of all your photos. Thanks for sharing. I hope you had a lovely family Christmas.

    December 27, 2013
    • It is one of mine too Carol, thank you. I did have a great Christmas, it was very relaxing, I hope you had a good one too.

      December 27, 2013
  46. Beautiful.

    December 27, 2013
  47. M #

    So beautiful – thank you Merry Christmas.

    December 27, 2013
    • You’re welcome, thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 27, 2013
  48. A most beautiful piece of nature captured!
    Thank you for always sharing your talent with us.

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas! :)
    {Hugs}

    December 27, 2013
    • Thank you RoSy for being a fantastic supporter, it was the least I could do.
      I did have a wonderful relaxing day, I hope you had a great day too. :)

      December 27, 2013
  49. Happy holidays! Love the beautiful photo. Best to you in the new year from “Up Over” here in Western Washington. :)

    December 27, 2013
    • Thank you. Merry Christmas to you as well and all the best for 2014. :)

      December 27, 2013
  50. This is a beautiful photo. I shall set it as my desktop. Thank you, Leanne

    December 27, 2013
  51. LB #

    Merry Christmas, Leanne, and may 2014 bring you joy and peace!

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you LB, I hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for 2014.

      December 28, 2013
  52. What a thoughtful gift, Leanne. You are an amazing person. If has been a privilege to be your friend this year.

    December 29, 2013
    • Well, I don’t know about that, but it was nice to give something back, I think people have liked it. I feel the same way Marsha, thank you my friend.

      December 29, 2013
  53. Merry belated Christmas to you too, and Happy New Year :)

    January 1, 2014
    • Thank you so much, I hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for 2014. :)

      January 1, 2014
      • Thanks. Could have been worse, could have been worse… :)

        January 1, 2014
      • Oh, that doesn’t sound good. Our Christmases are never great, not when you compare what other people do, they would seem boring, but they are very relaxing.

        January 2, 2014
      • I split my Christmas celebrations. One in Czech Republic, one in France. The trip from Czech Republic to France wasn’t exactly without issues, that’s the only bad side… Celebrations themselves went well ;)

        January 2, 2014
      • Wow Christmas in two countries I find that hard to fathom,just not possible here,amazing.

        January 2, 2014
      • Well, having founded an “international” family, we have one foot in France, one in Czech Republic. Since the countries aren’t so far apart (1h30 by plane approximately), it’s easy to split Christmas vacations in two. Otherwise we’d alternate, one year in each country…

        January 2, 2014
      • Yes, that would make it easier. I suppose we can state to state. I think it is so cool, to Christmas in one country and then try to another for another part of it. Fun.

        January 3, 2014
      • Yeah, when I lived in Canada, it was a wee bit more complicated :D :D :D

        January 3, 2014
      • I would think you would have similar to problems to us then, haha. :)

        January 3, 2014
      • pretty much, yes :)

        January 3, 2014
      • When we spent a few months in Denmark many years ago, we always found it so funny being able to go to another country for the day, it was just so weird.

        January 3, 2014

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