Yule, Solstice, Christmas, Winter Holiday of your choice

Challenge #154 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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The 21st is the shortest period of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Many cultures and religions have a winter holiday around this time of year. Capture the essence of a specific winter holiday and please add a note if it is about a certain aspect or meaning. Pleae be respectful when including ANY religious iconry
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Blooming Christmas Agave
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Yes, the agave plant does bloom in Texas at Christmas time. This one is from Candy Cane Lane in Georgetown, Texas.
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Submitted: Thursday, 3rd January, 2013 03:34 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 2nd December, 2010
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 320
Notes: Nikon D90.
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