Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming....
~There is snow on the dove cote, snow on the trees, snow on the ground...and more snow predicted ! We might have snow for Christmas ! I love snow ,especially when I know my pantry is full and I have plenty of coffee and firewood, and ..oh yeah, plenty of food . If we have the luxury of being able to stay home, why even better. ~Ducks on ice. Sounds like a gourmet dish, or even an entertainment extravaganza, but no...we really have ducks on ice. I probably should not have laughed, but the other day when I released the ducks from their over night pen the little Call ducks flew into the air, circled the house and glided for their typical landing IN the pond. Ooops! They hit the ice and skidded to the other side of the pond. It was hilarious...see, I think Ducks on Ice could actually be an entertainment extravaganza.
~And here, snug against the wood shed is a rose that was blooming amidst the snow and ice! This song sprang to mind has not left my brain since.~
~Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming~
"Lo, how a rose e'er blooming, from tender stem hath sprung!
From Jesse's lineage coming, as men of old have sung." first two lines of 16th century German Christmas Carol