Friday, December 11, 2009

Festival of Lights


Chanukah begins tonight

I wish you all light and warmth and joy ...



I wish you all enough of all you need and the grace to share ...







It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness

As always ...

there is history and memories ...



and there is Hope ...

34 comments:

Nessa said...

Happy Chanukah everyone. i am very much in favor of light and the adorable Hope.


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Melli said...

A BLESSED Chanukah to you Dianne! Enjoy the light... and Hope!

Daryl said...

Happy Hanukkah! xoxox

Mountain Photog said...

Same to you, Dianne. Beautiful post with beautiful pictures. Especially that last one. :)

Happy Chanukah!

Jay said...

Chag Chanuka Sameach hot stuff! ;-)

bobbie said...

A very beautiful post, Dianne.

Happy Hanukkah to all !

Jeff B said...

Wishing you a peaceful season. Happy Chanukah!

Doc said...

I must admit that my Hanukkah knowledge is limited to the Adam Sandler song but that will not stop me from wishing you a Happy Hanukkah and a blessed holiday season for you and your family!

storyteller said...

Lovely reminder for us all and Happy Chanukah to all who celebrate ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful post Dianne - Happy Chanukah to you and your family. xx

Ron said...

Wishing you and your family the HAPPIEST CHANUKUH ever!!

Love you, dear lady!

And you too Hope!

{{{{{ Dianne + Hope }}}}}

X

San said...

Happy Chanukah, Diane. The light and love and hope that pervade this post make for a meaningful message to all.

Peace, my friend.

Reb said...

Happy Chanukah! What a beautiful message.

Raven said...

Happy Chanukah! May this years create new and joyful memories to add to the old. I'm sure your grandmother's spirit will be with you as you celebrate. Hope looks like a deep thinker. What a joy she must be.

Linda Reeder said...

Happy Chanukah to you and yours. I love the idea of lighting candles to banish the darkness. In the Scandinavian tradition Dec. 13th is Santa Lucia Day. It, too, celebrates the bringing of light and invloves the lighting of candles. In recent years we have hosted a dinner party on that night, or the closest one to it where we can gather our friends. This year it will be Monday the 14th. There will be many candles lit. And I'll remember you, and Hope.

ds said...

Beautiful post, Dianne. Happy Hanukkah to you!

Cloudia said...

Happy Chanukah to YOU!

Lovely post.


Aloha, Friend!


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OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A Very Happy Hanukkah my dear...I was thinking--HOPES First Hanukkah! What a joy! And that picture is adorable---she is growing up so very fast.....!

Maithri said...

Happy Hanukkah Beautiful one,

Much love always,

M

Scott Oglesby said...

Why must you continue with the pictures of the food? You are seriously killing me dead. OMG, I’m so hungry right now. And do you even realize how lucky you are, what with a beautiful granddaughter, who also happens to be named Hope. Sweet Jesus, to think you might name your cat ….Pride or Psycho…

Hilary said...

Chappy Chanukkah to you and yours, Diann.

Chugs,
Chilary

the walking man said...

Be Well and find strength in your traditions Dianne.

Dianne said...

nessa - can't go wrong with light and hope, and Hope :)

melli - Hope sends hugs to Luz

daryl - hugs sis :)

lisa - I love Hope in B&W, especially when the light cooperates
thanks

jay - Nana wouldn't improve but I might have bacon for breakfast Oy!!

bobbie - thanks, Hope sends hugs

jeff - thanks buddy, and a wonderful season to your beautiful family

doc - I love Sandler's song
the real story is lovely, Google it some time, I bet Patrick would like to hear it :)

storyteller - thanks :)

akelamalu - hugs Lady

ron - Hope loves her Uncle Ron too!! and so does Nana

san - if ever there was a person who can see the light around them, it is you

reb - thank you :)

raven - she does spend a lot of time thinking, I love that about her
hugs from us to you and the girls

linda r - Santa Lucia Day sounds lovely
me and Hope will think of you and yours as well

ds - thanks :)

cloudia - thank you :)

oldold lady of the hills - too fast!!

maithri - hugs sweet doctor

scott - I'm sorry!! I am messing with your taste buds aren't I
Hope told me not to ;)

Chil - that made me smile, I have always used what some call the 'romantic' spelling
that's me - a big romantic
Hope sends hugs to Aunt Chil

Dianne said...

walking man - I do find strength in them, thank you

Anonymous said...

One word: *hugs*.

:-)

Bobkat

LadyFi said...

Oh what an absolutely delightful and wonderful post. I wish you much joy and light today!

Linda said...

Happy Chanukah to you and yours! May it be a most blessed season for you!

Singing Bear said...

Have a good one!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Happy Hanukkah, Dianne! A lovely post, and all the best of life to you and your loved ones! And a pinch to Hope's cheeks! :))

p.s. Did you know that Woody Guthrie had a song for Hanukkah?

I adore Woody Guthrie, and it was a treat to find the song!

Blessings, Dianne! xo

jennifer said...

Happy Chanukah Dianne. Enjoy your memories, your family, and your Hope.

Grayquill said...

There is history and memories…. And then there is Hope.
Now that has got to make a person smile. Nice post!

CG said...

What a beautiful post and message, THANK YOU!!

Sparkling Red said...

Happy Chanukah! :-)

Love,
Spark.

Robin said...

Beautiful. Happy Hannukah.