Monday, December 31, 2018

As the Old Year Ends...and the New begins...

✨ I found this image online, titled "Father Time holding the New Year Babe."  
That made me curious because doesn't the old year die as the new year is born?  
As I thought, "Someone had better grab that baby!" I suspected it was really 
a rendition of Simeon in the Temple. So I looked up the image, and sure enough 
it is a painting by Andrey Shishkin titled "Simeon and baby JesΓΊs."  
That event allegedly took place 40 days after Jesus' birth, but I'll take it.  
It is a gorgeous painting!!  It looks ancient but Shishkin is a modern painter, only 58 years old.

Sunday, December 30, 2018


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Tree Turtle

Friday, December 28, 2018


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Old Ornament

Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

This is the Nativity set we gave to Root*Center*Son. The Kings are, so far,  behind it on the windowsill.  We love that the Baby can be set into the manger or held in his mother's arms!  We also think it's a hoot that Mary's outfit looks like she's a member of the Missionaries of Charity established by Mother Teresa of Calcutta! πŸ˜‡

Monday, December 24, 2018

Madonna and Child

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Deck the Halls

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Charlie Brown Tree

Friday, December 21, 2018

Nature's Christmas Tree

                                                 Winter Solstice begins today at 5:23pmET.
                                             Full moon and meteor shower into the bargain.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Late Day Barn Light

Monday, December 17, 2018

Raised Branches

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Window Nativity

Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Feast of St. Lucia

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Vesper Light

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Advent Wreath

Monday, December 10, 2018


Sunday, December 09, 2018


Saturday, December 08, 2018


Friday, December 07, 2018


Thursday, December 06, 2018


Wednesday, December 05, 2018


Tuesday, December 04, 2018


Monday, December 03, 2018


Sunday, December 02, 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Bust out the Decor!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Farewell November!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

It's Almost Time...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stick Weather

Monday, November 26, 2018

Ice Falls

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Snoopy's ready for Christmas

THIS was created on Saturday at Son's house (where our family gathering will be on Dec. 16th).'s primarily to surprise the family!
The dog house came with the house and he has no dog, so he's been saving it for this purpose! 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Double the Fun

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018