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Merry Christmas!

I am taking a short break from writing my Naturally Curious blog and will be posting again at the end of next week. This wild partridge (ruffed grouse) and I wish you a wonderful holiday filled with many outdoor discoveries!
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25 responses

  1. Merry Christmas, Mary and thank you for your blog! It’s a moment of pleasure every day.

    December 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  2. Jennifer Sawyer

    Merry Christmas to you Mary Holland… your comments are always a pleasure to view and read… be well… Jenny Sawyer

    December 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  3. Tamara Lickfield

    Thank you so much for your daily posts. I look forward to them every day. Merry Christmas! I just love this picture of you and your grouse. Tamara Lickfield

    Sent from my iPad

    December 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

  4. Ritchie Mommers

    Enjoy your time and the holidays. You are such a part of my day now, I shall miss you. Love the picture and the greeting today. What you do for all of us is so special.

    December 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

  5. Eugenie Francine

    Merry Christmas Mary and a very Happy New Year. Our household is very grateful to you for your wonderful daily posts. It is the one things we always take time for.

    December 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  6. Ann Hargraves

    Quite a pic with him sitting on your knee. Merry Christmas to you as well and thank you for all the delightful moments you bring to us all.

    Ann Hargraves

    December 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  7. jan gendreau

    Many of my magic moments begin with you every morning, Mary. Thanks so much.

    December 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

  8. Cecelia Blair

    I hope you and the grouse enjoy the holidays!


    December 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  9. Trudy Wood

    Thank you, Mary, for sharing your findings with the rest of us. Know that with my morning coffee every day here on outer Cape Cod that I so look forward to what you’ve got to show us! (friends with Marguerite’s daughter here) Trudy Wood

    December 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  10. shielaswett

    Mary, yours is the BEST card! Did someone else snap =the camera, or did you set yours up to take it? Amazing shot, once again. By the way, I can’t seem to identify the other evergreen fern I see in the woods +++ through the snow,. I do know the Christmas fern, but am stymied by the more typical-looking one everywehre. HELP! cheers, Shiela

    December 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  11. Bonnie Drexler

    All the best wishes to you too Mary from your friends at New England Wild Flower Society

    *From:* Naturally Curious with Mary Holland [mailto:] *Sent:* Friday, December 21, 2012 8:08 AM *To:* *Subject:* [New post] Merry Christmas!

    Mary Holland posted: “I am taking a short break from writing my Naturally Curious blog and will be posting again at the end of next week. This wild partridge (ruffed grouse) and I wish you a wonderful holiday filled with many outdoor discoveries! “

    December 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  12. Kathy Schillemat

    And a Merry Christmas to you too, Mary! Thanks for your postings. I always find magic in the woods of Nelson.

    December 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  13. Susan Holland

    How lucky am I that you are taking your short break here with me!!!!! It’s going to be a very Merry Christmas for our family having you here, and I can’t wait!!!! Apologies to your readers for taking you away from them, but it’s pretty exciting that all the Holland “kids” are going to be together for Christmas for the first time in more years than I care to count!

    December 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  14. doug Fogal

    Same to you. We love and look forward to your observations and research. Merry Christmas.

    December 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  15. Mary, What a cute picture! “Mary” Christmas to you! You have a wonderful life and I love reading about all your flora and fauna, Polly Forcier

    December 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

  16. A breathtaking moment. Merry Christmas to you, and thank you for every day’s delight.

    December 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

  17. Melinda

    Dear Mary – What a wonderful photo! They’re all wonderful and have added so much richness to my day when I’m here in my nearly windowless office. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and curiosity with the rest of us. I look forward to a whole new year of your posts. My goal is to collect a week’s worth and take time on the weekend to do a scavenger hunt for the things you describe. And your book is on my wish list for 2013. May you have a lovely holiday break – Melinda

    P.S. I work with people who are blind or visually impaired and it is my greatest wish to build a bridge to the natural world for children and adults. Some of the things I’m learning from you are going into my little basket of ideas for multi-sensory approaches to nature.

    December 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  18. Lynne

    And a very happy holiday to you! I love the blog posts and look forward to them every day. The book is excellent too. Thank you so much for sharing your intimate knowledge of our natural world.

    December 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

  19. Linda Chaim

    Mary – What a wonderful photo ! Thank you for all the joy you bring to my life with your wonderful blog and photographs. Many blessing to you in the new year ahead.

    December 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  20. Have the happiest of holidays, and enjoy your respite. Thank you for your faithful and constantly interesting posts.

    December 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

  21. Hope McLaughlin

    Merry Christmas to you! Enjoy your holiday…hope it’s the BEST! Thank you for sending such fascinating bits every day; I always look forward to reading your posts.

    December 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

  22. Susan Frost

    Thank you for enriching my life each day with your wonderful blog. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and wishes for good health and continued curiosity! Fondly, Suzi Frost

    December 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

  23. Mary, Thank you for the Cristmas Greeting and for all you do. I am really enjoying your book “Naturally Curious” and your blog. I enjoy reading comments from the other subscribers as well. You are enabling me to learn the things I’ve always wanted to know about nature by your fascinating writing. I tell everyone I know who has an interest in nature about your book and website. Thank you. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and a very Happy New Year. Pat deBeer

    December 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm

  24. Cordelia Merritt

    Dear Mary, What a lovely greeting! Do enjoy your time away – and at some point tell me, please, how you persuaded your fellow greeter to stay still. Absolutely delightful. And Merry Christmas! Love Cordie

    December 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  25. Trish Adams

    Love your posts Thank you for all of them and happy holidays to you! Sent from my iPad

    December 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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