"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Stroll: Snow and Pageantry

Yesterday the Wise Man's wife (the Wise Woman?) and wardrobe mistress made him a bling-y blue turban to wear in today's parish Christmas Pageant.

New Hampshire has already had its fair share (and them some) of snowfall. So we didn't mind that the blizzard was mostly played out by the time it arrived this morning. We're expecting only a few inches out of it, unlike areas to the south of us.

It was a snowy drive to church.

The Wise Man in the bling-y blue turban was accompanied by his brown dog--who took her camera along.

There were cats in the stable at Bethlehem.

The shepherds have a sheepdog, too. (Three guesses which dog-loving parishioners donated it...the first two don't count!)

The pageant cast assembles in the foyer.

The pageant was a spectacular success.

Here's the road home.

Farmhouse and barn buildings in our neighbourhood.

Farther down the road...just a little bit closer to home.

Back at the Lodge, the snow has flocked the bird feeder ornament. And the suet block always has a customer!

Thanks for strolling along with me today. To see who else is strolling, visit Aisling's blog.

Ahead we have a combination of a busy and a peaceful week. Overnight company and special dinner and possibly a cribbage match tomorrow. Picking up the secret main course for Christmas dinner on Tuesday. Meeting with the Bishop and mandolin lesson and last minute shop on Wednesday....Then Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! More snow coming, they say, so our holidays will be utterly white.

Good luck digging yourselves out, if you live in the path of the storm!

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