Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Day After Christmas

Happy Boxing Day!

Happy day after Christmas, everyone! Or, as they call it in Canada and the UK, Happy Boxing Day!  Being a lover of all things British, I couldn't help myself using the Boxing Day terminology even though we don't typically use that term here in the US. 

I hope that all of you dear readers enjoyed your Christmas Days to the fullest. It was a pleasant day for us and today I was excited for the Mr. and I to spend some time together hiking on a beautiful trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

The Mr. and I took a selfie as we stopped for a breather. The temperatures yesterday and today have been in the high 60's which is unreal for Christmas! It made for a nice hike, though.

It was lovely to have the leaves crunching underfoot as I walked. The woods had a pungent, earthy smell which was refreshing. 

In the distance, we could see both downtown Asheville and The Biltmore House from the trail.

And, as you can see, there were beautiful blue skies!

Are you at all curious about the meaning of "Boxing Day" ?

I was and so I Googled it and found that the terms refers to the day after Christmases of old when servants were given the day off and were given boxes of gifts/treats from their masters. In turn, the servants carried boxes of gifts to their families since they had the day off. It seems to be a second day of Christmas celebration in the UK, although more low-key. If any British folks are reading please chime in!

I plan to spend this evening snuggled cozily on the couch enjoying my "new" old book, "Fresh From the Country" by Miss Read.  This was one of the Miss Read titles that I did not own and the Mr. ordered it for me as a Christmas gift. It has been years since I have read this book and I look forward to owning it and reading it more often as I do with all of my Miss Read books. 

And so, as the sun sets from my back porch, another day after Christmas (Boxing Day) has ended. 

My thoughts are beginning to turn toward the coming New Year (2020!) and I would love to hear from my readers about what they have enjoyed in my blog and what you would like more of in the coming year. 

Hope you'll also let me know about your Christmases, as well!

Until Next Time,


Karen Anderson said...

Beautiful pictures!! What a pretty day for a hike! It was in the 60's today in NE Ohio too, and I was outside enjoying it, though not hiking. Looks like you had a great time. I always enjoy your pictures!

Sharon said...

What a lovely day for the day after Christmas--Boxing Day! Your photos are beautiful. I enjoyed reading some details about Boxing Day. I had heard the term but didn't know what it meant.

French Ethereal said...

What a wonderful day for a winter's hike, Debbie! I'm glad you and your husband had a nice time together. Seems like we just don't get enough time together with everyone working... <3

Happy post Boxing Day! I like this tradition, too, although I just say it on my blog or on FB to friends and relatives in Nova Scotia. :)

Happy New Year to you,
Barb :)