In under 2 weeks we went from a record breaking snow fall
John and I decided to walk - a long walk - a 2 hour walk - with my camera in hand.....................
as the day progressed and twilight fell - the magic happened - Christmas hasn't left at all
I loved seeing that the city was lazily holding on to the prettiness ...................
It spoke to me -
And this is what it said
Welcome back - it's good to see you
come stroll awhile
we did this for you
enjoy the magic of the season
take a break - remember to breathe - to sit - to relax - to enjoy
you were too busy shopping and wrapping and cleaning and cooking and decorating - to take the time to notice
we're not going anywhere just yet
let us cast our magic upon you for awhile
take it all in
look in wonderment
let your heart sing
we decked the halls for you my friend
but you scurried here and there and never noticed
you forgot about us - the streets of your home - once you packed it all away
and it says
with every step I take
you're going too fast
you've got to make the moments last
the way you once did - long long ago - when every moment was a life time
this year in particular, Christmas flew by far too quickly, did yours?
life shouldn't be a blur.....................
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I love Montreal, such a pretty city:)ReplyDelete
So French yet you can do without speaking French...lol
Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos, Susan!
Have a great week!
Christmas was a blur this year. It just seemed like everyone was having a hard time getting into the season. We received about a third the number of Christmas cards we typically receive. Seemed like everyone was scrambling this year for some reason. Beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos, beautiful sentiment.ReplyDelete
One of my favorite posts of all time.
Aaaaw, my beautiful Montreal! I miss you! I love how the twinkle lights are left on for just a little while longer during the dark, short days of January.ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking us on such a beautiful walk, Suzan!
Christms always goes by too fast! I stretch it out more than others :)ReplyDelete
Your so right it really did fly by thanks for letting us take this stroll with you. Loved itReplyDelete
it kind of flew- but kind of didn't, the beginning of December was emotionally exhausting for my family and then the second half flew while I tried to get everything finished up :) loved all the pictures of your pretty town!ReplyDelete
Yup, way too fast. Love your photos...love this post.ReplyDelete
I was sooooo sick over the holidays that I did not see any of this. My bed has a limited view! I think I will have to stroll around your city and take in some of those sights myself!ReplyDelete
The season was super fast this year. I am surprised at all the decorations still up. All evidence of Christmas was packed away by the first week of January around here. Your photography and sentiments really touched me. I do need to pay attention to my surroundings more.ReplyDelete
Christmas really did go by fast, the whole season did. Glad you got out and about for a couple of hours w/your husband. That's always nice. :)ReplyDelete
We drove our son to the Lady Gaga concert on Saturday being held downtown Vancouver and it was so beautiful. The trees and light poles were all lit
Thank you for all the great pictures!! It looked like the perfect time to spend together.
Thank you for the lovely pics. What a beautiful city! I'm sure it was magical.
Thanks so much Betty!!!Delete
Beautiful photos. It is nice to enjoy the holiday decorations when you're not so rushed. It's nice that they are still there.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! This was so much fun to look at with my morning coffee! You are so right.....I totally missed all the beauty of the Christmas lights around here this year! Sure enjoyed seeing yours! (And what was that fabulous looking drink??)ReplyDelete
Beautiful city! Christmas definitely went by far too quickly this year for us. We do need to remember to slow down the take in the magic! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.ReplyDelete
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Entrancing photos! I have always enjoyed my visits to Montreal.ReplyDelete
My gosh, what a beautiful post!!! Thank you so much for this!!! I felt the same way walking in our town last week with all the lights still on, the decorations still up, it just spoke to me and I enjoyed it so much!!! Why are some people so quick to end such a wonderful season???ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
And now we have to scurry through making hearts quick quick quick!
And then start on Easter.............
It's exhausting really
Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing them, since my Christmas also was a blur.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
Lovely Susan. I never get the chance to stroll through Montreal during the holidays. Nice to view it from your blog.ReplyDelete
I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my linky party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2013/01/friday-fascinations-8-everything-linky.html