Christmas Banner, Holiday and New Years Wishes

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  1. hardhead

    hardhead Registered Member

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    Very nice :)

    I also see the Va. Cardinals :D
     
  2. Mele20

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    I noticed this thread before I noticed the banner! :D It is delightful...I love the cardinals...nice touch. The banner is dignified yet adds seasonal and holiday flavor to the site. Well done!
     
  3. Marja

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    VERY pretty and winter-y! :D
     
  4. siliconman01

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    State bird of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia

    "THE CARDINAL GROSBEAK.
    [Northern Cardinal.]

    PITYLUS CARDINALIS, Linn.
    [Cardinalis cardinalis.]

    In richness of plumage, elegance of motion, and strength of song, this species surpasses all its kindred in the United States. It is known by the names of Red-bird, Virginia Nightingale, Cardinal-bird, and that at the head of the present article. It is very abundant in all our Southern States, as well as in the peninsula of the Floridas. In the western country a great number are found as far up on the Ohio as the city of Cincinnati, and they extend to considerable distances into Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. They are found in the maritime districts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where they breed, and where a few remain the whole year; some are also seen in the State of New York, and now and then a straggler proceeds into Massachusetts; but farther eastward this species has never been observed.

    This fine songster relishes the interior of the forest, and the heart of the deepest cane-brakes or retired swamps, as well as the neighbourhood of cities. It is constantly found in our fields, orchards and gardens; nay, it often enters the very streets of our southern towns and villages to breed; and it is rare that one goes into a planter's yard without observing the Red-bird skipping about the trees or on the turf beneath them. Go where it may, it is always welcome, and every where a favourite, so rich is its song, and so brilliant its plumage."

    JFI :D
     

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  5. Mele20

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    Nice summary. But that article forgot to mention Hawaii. We have a lot of cardinals here. They are noisy birds and they like my lanai and my cats love it when they land on my lanai and chirp about. Luckily, my cats have never caught one. They are beautiful birds...but I can never manage to get my digital camera out before they fly away!
     
  6. strangequark

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    Snow at christmas, never heard of anything so silly.............. why here in Oz everybody knows Santa arrives on a surfboard and Mrs. Santa looks like a star from Baywatch :D
     

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  7. Ice_Czar

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    being upsidedown seems to have a few advantages :p


    I like the banner as well
    I'll like it better with a bit O hot spiced rum in my hand
    its 16F\8C here tonight
     
  8. FanJ

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    Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to all of you !!!

    I love the banner :-*

    Most warmest regards,
    Jan
     
  9. mercurie

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    :) Oh the Banner. Yep, a nice seasonal touch.

    :D Ahh, yes I see several know their birds and much about them, but few know the Cardinals and I are very good friends. ;)
     
  10. Brian N

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    No snow here either which is quite weird actually.
    Usually freeze our butts off this month.
     
  11. lucas1985

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    Very hot and rainy here. Someday I will experiment Christmas in winter :D
     
  12. Ice_Czar

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    National Weather Service
    6-9 inches blowing snow with up to 3 feet for some areas
    the question becomes will it last till Christmas
    Ive seen it snow on July 3rd and sunbathed on Dec 25th
    if you dont like the weather just wait 5 minutes :p
     
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    May you all have a safe, blessed and Merry Christmas!

    Had to put it here because I didn't want any of you not to know that myself and my family wish you the very best both for Christmas and for the New year.

    God bless you all. And thanks for being here. Pete
     
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    Re: May you all have a safe, blessed and Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for all of you :thumb:
     
  15. twl845

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS from New York USA where it's a crazy 50 degrees. The skiers are crying. I'm not a skier. :D
     
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    To all Wilders folk Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy new year!!

    And yes nice touch on the banner.
     
  18. Smokey

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    Great Xmas banner, compliments!;)
     
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    To all my friends here at the Wilders Forums.

    Have a very Merry Christmas! :)
     
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    Re: Christmas Banner & Holiday Wishes

    well, being from california, i have no idea what it's like to have a white christmas....but i like the banner.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL, GOOD LUCK IN THE NEW YEAR! :)
     
  22. Pedro

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    Happy New Year!!

    I'm going to be out, so in advance:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

    Except spammers and malware writers:thumbd: (and criminals in general, wherever they may be)
     
  23. TheQuest

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    Hi,

    Wishing Everybody a Healthy and Happy New Year.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  24. MikeNash

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE....


    *scuttles back to champagne* :D



    EDIT: Nice to lose my '666' post count for a nice post :) :)
     
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