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Merry Christmas!

12-25-15 Merry Christmas MH_20091011_004737_4A very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays to all of my readers! Having spent the past two years writing a sequel to Naturally Curious (Naturally Curious Day by Day, due out next fall), and having just submitted the manuscript, I’ve decided to recharge my batteries in the coming days. I hope that my readers will understand and tune in when posts resume on January 4, 2016. Thank you for your support, your comments, your corrections, your loyalty and most of all, for providing me with the opportunity to share my passion with kindred spirits.

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58 responses

  1. Mary, thanks for another great year of being curious and arousing OUR curiosity. Looking forward to the book and, yes, enjoy your recharging time.

    December 24, 2015 at 6:25 am

  2. Eugenie

    A very Merry Christmas to you Mary. Thank you so much for bringing so much joy into so many lives. Enjoy your well deserved respite. Looking forward to Naturally Curious Day by Day.

    December 24, 2015 at 6:42 am

  3. cannjen

    Merry Christmas to you Mary. Thank you so much for your daily emails, which begin every day with a pleasant surprise 🙂

    December 24, 2015 at 7:03 am

  4. Daphne

    And all good wishes to you, Mary, and many thanks for opening our eyes to what is around us. I’m thrilled you’ll be putting out a new book. Congratulations on its completion!

    December 24, 2015 at 7:29 am

  5. Chris

    Thank you, Mary, for all that you do for us! Congratulations on your new book. Merry Christmas to you and all your readers. Wishing everyone the best in the New Year!

    December 24, 2015 at 7:33 am

  6. Mike Doten

    Merry Christmas Mary! Enjoy your “time off”

    December 24, 2015 at 7:42 am

  7. I’ll miss your daily gifts in my inbox, for sure. I am so grateful for your passion and your generosity in offering such beautiful posts, which (quite remarkably!) always contain new and fascinating information. May you and your family have a lovely holiday, and may you relish your “time off”!

    December 24, 2015 at 7:50 am

  8. Sara DeMont

    Take time to celebrate Christmas and your little grandson. Know we will look forward to having you walk the land many many times in 2016.

    December 24, 2015 at 7:50 am

  9. Marilyn

    And what a lovely photo.
    Enjoy your “reprieve”, with time for family and friends and no literary deadlines.

    December 24, 2015 at 7:58 am

  10. Kathie Fiveash

    Have a beautiful holiday season and a sweet New Year, Mary.

    December 24, 2015 at 8:15 am

  11. Rema Boscov

    Have a great rest! Thanks for your wonderful gift to us all. Rema

    December 24, 2015 at 8:23 am

  12. Jan Gendreau

    Mary

    What a beautiful holiday “bouquet”

    It’s good that you are taking time to recharge the batteries. Enjoy!

    Many thanks for what you do for us!

    Jan

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    From: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 6:18 AM To: jangendreau@gmail.com Subject: [New post] Merry Christmas!

    Mary Holland posted: “A very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays to all of my readers! Having spent the past two years writing a sequel to Naturally Curious (Naturally Curious Day by Day, due out next fall), and having just submitted the manuscript, I’ve decided to r”

    December 24, 2015 at 8:27 am

  13. Lucy Hull

    A very Merry Christmas to you too, Mary! Thanks for your beautiful post today and for shedding light on so many aspects of the natural world for all of us all year.

    December 24, 2015 at 8:29 am

  14. Henry Holland

    Thanks Mary, Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Henry Holland

    December 24, 2015 at 8:29 am

  15. Suzanne Elusorr

    Dear Mary,

    What a gorgeous photo. I can’t tell whether Nature achieved that lovely composition all on its own or you gave it a bit of assistance but, in any case, it makes a perfect e-card photo.

    Wishing you and your family a joy-filled Christmas and great 2016,

    Suzanne

    December 24, 2015 at 8:33 am

  16. Penny

    Have a Merry Christmas, Mary, and we all look forward to next year. Save two copies of the new book for me and the Norman Williams.

    December 24, 2015 at 9:02 am

  17. Sally

    And Merry Christmas to you. Enjoy your time off. Hope you get to spend time with you granddaughter.

    December 24, 2015 at 9:16 am

    • Thank you, Sally. A wonderful 20`16 to you. Wish I saw you more often!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

  18. Ellen walter

    Merry Christmas to you, Mary! Thank you so much for your wonderful and informative email posts. We must live in a similar environment, because it often seems that I will notice something happening in our backyard/woods/pond/pasture and the next post I read there you are talking about it! Look forward to your new book and congratulations!

    December 24, 2015 at 9:28 am

    • Thank you, Ellen. So glad my posts are timely for you! Happy 2016!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

  19. Michele andrews

    You are amazing, I read and share your blog posts with my 5th graders. Enjoy a well deserved rest!
    Michele Andrews

    December 24, 2015 at 10:04 am

    • Thank you so much, Michele. I’m delighted that you feel natural history is worthy of your classroom! Wish all teachers were as far-sighted!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

  20. Cindy Boran

    Merry Christmas, looking forward to your new book. Thanks for sharing your love of nature.

    December 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

    • Thank you for reading my posts, Cindy, and happy 2016!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

  21. laura luckey

    Merry Christmas to YOU – you must be an absolutely remarkable person.
    I wish we could all meet you. Looking forward to January 4th.

    all the best,
    Laura luckey

    December 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

    • Thank you so much, Laura. A very wonderful 2016 to you!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

  22. Inge Ackermann

    Merry Christmas and thank you. You deserve a break. Happy New Year.

    – Inge 413.549.4870 bobingeack@icloud.com

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    December 24, 2015 at 11:10 am

    • Thank you, Inge. A wonderful 2016 to you as well!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

  23. Hope McLaughlin

    Thank you for all of your wonderful posts! Merry Christmas to you!

    December 24, 2015 at 11:54 am

  24. Diane

    merry Christmas to you! I have enjoyed reading your daily posts.

    December 24, 2015 at 11:57 am

  25. Sandra Holland

    Have a wonderful Christmas Mary, and we cannot wait to we your new book! And a very HAppy 2016! Xox

    December 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    • Happy New Year to you and Alfie and the HH gang, Sandi. An email will be coming soon! xoxo M.

      December 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm

  26. Merry Christmas to you too!!! Enjoy this next week or so.. 😉 Ellen

    December 24, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    • Thank you, Ellen! Happy New Year to you!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm

  27. judilindsey

    Merry Christmas to you, Mary! Please take a well deserved break. We all look forward to hearing from you when you are refreshed and rested. Happy New Year! Judi

    December 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    • Thank you so much, Judi. Happy 2016!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  28. Marian Boudreault

    You too Mary Enjoy your grand son…..Blessings on you all.

    December 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    • Thank you, Marian. Happy 2016 to you! Mary

      December 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  29. Congrats on finishing the manuscript. Enjoy your well-deserved time-off. Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    • Happy 2016 to you, Eliza. May we manage to meet in the coming year!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

  30. Heinrich Wurm

    Best wishes for the holidays! You too deserve a break. Heinrich

    December 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    • Thank you, Heinrich. Here’s to a wonderful 2016 for you! Mary

      December 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

  31. David & Sue Taylor

    Mary, We love your daily features. Enjoy the days off. We look forward to your next book! Merry Christmas. Dave and Sue Taylor

    December 25, 2015 at 8:52 am

  32. a well deserved break. thank you so much for your postings. happy new year.

    December 26, 2015 at 10:09 pm

  33. Annette Goyne

    Thank you for all the nature moments, photos, and inspiration you share with us throughout the year. Each entry reminds me of how beautiful and interesting the world around us is if we just take the time to look. Your Day by Day book will be on my Christmas Wish List next year! Wishing you and yours happy holidays and many fun outdoor adventures in 2016!

    December 27, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    • Thank you so much, Annette. I wish you a happy 2016!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

  34. Frances Strayer

    Happy New Year to you. Thank you for the wonderful work you do and your willingness to share it with us all. Enjoy your well deserved break!

    Frances Strayer

    December 28, 2015 at 11:31 am

    • Thank you, Frances! I’m hoping for some snow so I can find some tracks for you!

      December 28, 2015 at 2:46 pm

  35. Jean Harrison

    Thank you for all your wonderful posts and for this beautiful Christmas card. I’m looking forward to the new book. Enjoy your holiday.

    December 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm

  36. Darcy

    Mary, I continue to love your posts and books. I gave your children’s books to all of my friend’s kids this year ~~ everyone will learn about fox kits, animal eyes and beaver dams. I’d love to get you up to the fishing club in Vt for a visit/walk even if we can’t line up a formal presentation – you’d love the pond. Happy New Year.

    December 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    • Thank you so much, Darcy! And a great 2016 (and perhaps a walk with you)! Mary

      December 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

  37. Sue Taylor

    Dear Mary and All,

    This cute little guy came out of the woodpile and we don’t know who he is. Can you help us? Sue and David Taylor

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    November 16, 2016 at 8:28 am

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