Monthly Archives: December 2008

Christmas Loot

As I hoped, there were some new books for me under the Christmas tree.  I haven’t started reading them yet, I’m enjoying the anticipation!


Instead, I’m finishing up a book of nine short stories by Georges Simenon, Maigret’s Christmas. Monsieur Maigret is the well-known and great Paris police detective, busy solving crime and mystery!  I’m partial to short stories, and these are a wonderful example in the genre.




Christmas has come and gone (already!).  Hope it was merry and bright for you.  My family and I had a fine time together.  It was a lovely day!  I took these pictures yesterday morning (from my back step as usual);  an early morning Christmas present of beauty in the sky!
Check out  SKYWATCH to see more Christmas skies.



Day of Joy

It’s a day full of joy:  family gathered,  presents to share, food to eat and most of all, our Savior’s birthday to celebrate!  Joy and Peace to all today!


Silent Night

Lo, in the silent night

A child to God is born

And all is brought again

That ere was lost or lorn

Could but thy soul, O man,

Become a silent night!

God would be born in thee

And set all things aright.

Almost Christmas!



More shots from my front step!  I  don’t seem to venture very far from home, at least, not with my camera.  Another sunrise, because who can resist such a glorious start to the day!  And something more ordinary, a con trail.  Happy trails, skywatchers!  Check out  SKYWATCH for all sorts of wonderful pictures.



Change Your World

This week I read the book Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.  It’s the fascinating account of one man’s attempt to change his world for the better.  His story is an inspiring one for anyone who has ever wished to be able to make a difference, to be a catalyst for change, to have a global impact.  Greg Mortenson has done just that.  It’s been an incredible journey for him, and the reader gets a front row seat as the story unfolds.  I highly recommend it!


Sunrise, sunset…swiftly flow the days

Welcome again to Skywatch Friday.  These pictures are of the sunrise we had a week ago.  The first shot is looking east from my front step.  The second one is looking west from my back step.  The whole sky was aflame.  It was a magnificent way to start the day!



Perfect Birthday?

I came across this bitty picture on my bulletin board.  I’m not sure where I got it from.  It’s old, the corners are all turning up and I’m pretty sure it has faded considerably ( I hope you can read it).  But,  it evokes such a cozy feeling, I wanted to share it with you.  And if today is your birthday,  Happy, Happy!


In case you can’t read the picture:

A Book Lovers Perfect Birthday

* Pillows arranged just so

* Endless tea and cake

* No interruptions

* The promise of a new book

Skywatch Friday

Hello, Skywatchers! My post this week is another sunrise that I caught a few days ago. We’ve been having wonderful color in the sky morning and night, even though the days have not been very sunny. There’s another superb picture on the Skywatch home page.  Check it out, it will warm the cockles of your heart!