St Albans, England, Europe, trunkguysw

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The Lion, originally uploaded by trunkguysw.

mickyatesSt Albans, England, Europe, trunkguysw

Northern New York State, USA, North America, Lida Rose

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King Snowface, originally uploaded by Lida Rose.

Long may he reign (deer).

(Chuckle chuckle)

Taken from our back window. This wonderful big boy was nibbling on twigs in our backyard.

mickyatesNorthern New York State, USA, North America, Lida Rose

Tirau, New Zealand, Oceania, essjay nz

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I didn’t get organised for this day and had to resort to a scene of Tirau, from our deck as the sun sets.

mickyatesTirau, New Zealand, Oceania, essjay nz

Seekirchen, Austria, Europe, clogm

merry christmas to the world out there! love and peace (© U2)

the photo: a shepherd visits the holy family’s barn. jesus not yet to be seen – will only arrive in a few hours time. mary and joseph probably still looking for alternative accommodation, not knowing that come evening they will sit on the left of this scene 🙂

mickyatesSeekirchen, Austria, Europe, clogm

Welcome to "The Day Before Christmas"

This blog is connected to the flickr photography group “The Day Before Christmas“. Please visit, join and then (on December 24th – not before!) send your photograph of the day.

We want to capture how people feel and what they are doing on December 24th, 2005.

We are inclusive and encourage people from ALL parts of the world to express their thoughts in photographs – this is not a “religious” group. We chose December 24th because it is a special day in so many parts on the world, when families and friends come together, and a time when we all start to reflect on the year just past. It is also two days before the first anniversary of the dreadful Asian Tsunami. So, a day with much thought and emotion attached to it.

We would like your pictures to be eclectic – social documentary, photomontage, travel … even abstract. What we do not want are “traditional” holiday season snaps! All we ask is that pictures are suitable for a “general” audience.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Only one picture per member.
  • Nothing posted before December 24th.
  • Only pictures taken on December 24th, please
  • Title your picture “town, country, continent, your flickr name“; in that order.
  • Tag your picture “12242005
  • Tag your picture with the country the picture is taken in (not necessarily where you live)
  • Tag your picture with your continent / sub continent.
  • We’ll use a mix:

    • Oceania
    • Australasia
    • Asia
    • India
    • Middle East
    • Africa
    • Europe
    • North America
    • South America
    • Antartica (just in case!)

    We ask everyone to use a Creative Commons license … allowing non-profit derivative use (i.e. what is called “Attribution, Non Commercial”). That allows the creation of archives, montages, posting in other pools etc.

    Regards to everyone, and thanks for joining!

    mickyatesWelcome to "The Day Before Christmas"