Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day, ahhh

And so this was Christmas....celebrating the birth of Christ with family and friends....Christmas Eve service with carols and scripture....dinner accompanied with much laughter.....Celtic readings around the table....presents under the played by the fire....cookies, nuts, candies....the delight of walking into a warm house after a walk in the frosty air....thankfulness for being with those I love....mugs of spiced apple cider....relaxing and enjoying after all the preparations

Today, as the sun finished its low arch across the winter sky, my husband and I went for a walk up Christmas Hill. Such an apt name just now. Slanting light highlighted the gnarled branches of this Garry Oak surrounded by long, pale, dry grass.

An arbutus tree stands silhouetted against the quickly darkening sky. A wind that nipped our noses and stabbed through our jackets urged us to not linger long to enjoy the view. Up and over the top we went, descending the hill via dark paths alternately frosty and wet. Ferns shivered in quiet hollows. Home again to be welcomed with a rush of warmth and the promise of a quiet evening.

On Christmas Day I practiced taking photos with my newest toy - a cute little tripod. The sunshine lighted the living room, casting shadows on this simple arrangement. In the background you can see another of my gifts - a Barefoot Contessa cookbook.

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  1. ...simply splendid!

  2. Anonymous12:05 AM

    Lovely reading today, Lorrie,

    Happy Boxing Day,
    from Shirl in Langley

  3. Just beautiful Lorrie!

    My DIL loved her journal.

  4. Hi Lorrie,
    Your Christmas sounds as if it was a splendid celebration.
    I have that BC cookbook, we both enjoying cooking here at the Presbytere so my cookbook to Mr B this year was the Hairy Bikers Around Britain and his to me was Jamie Oliver's Jamie at Home.
    Diet.......what diet!

  5. Yeah, someone mentioned boxing day! :)
    Be blessed.

  6. A beautiful description of a great time.
    Love the potted Rosemary's.
    Wishing you God's richest blessings in this coming year Lorrie.

  7. Sounds a lovely way to have spent Christmas. Hope you enjoy all the new recipies. xx

  8. Sounds like a lovely Christmas to me!

    And I am making a note of the cute placecards...and tucking it away for future reference.

  9. A tripod? Oh, you'll be taking even more amazing photos as a result. Nice walk on a winter's day...

  10. Sweet blog. I love the tree pictures... So lovely.


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