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Jolly holly tree

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:

Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:

Then, heigh-ho, the holly!

This life is most jolly.

– from Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind (in As You Like It, Act II Scene VII) by William Shakespeare

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Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire, January 2021

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 15 July 2021

Posted as part of Becky’s TreeSquare

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  1. Love the frosted edges. “Have a holly jolly Christmas”…in six months!! Near where my s-i-l lives in France, there are some groups of gigantic holly bushes/trees. They must have been spectacular when the berries arrived! Unfortunately, I wasn’t there to see.

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  2. what wonderful shots – ‘As yo Like It’ is one of his plays that I seem to remember one or two lines from but have no recollection of seeing the whole play itself.

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