Saturday, December 20, 2008

Frosty sunset complete with music

This YouTube selection is for your listening pleasure only.


It's Sarah McLaghlan's I'll Be Home For Christmas, one of the beautiful offerings on her Wintersong CD.


I play this CD a lot during the holidays.



These photos of a frosty sunset were taken last year during the week between Christmas and New Year at the farm where we used to live, outside of Chesapeake City, Maryland.


This was our view from our home on the hill, looking over the pond and towards another horse farm adjacent to the one we lived and where my husband worked for years.


In case you hadn't noticed, I miss it there a little bit. I certainly miss the view, I'll tell you that. But time goes on, and life situations change.


And we aren't doing too badly.


Keep safe, my friends. And warm.
And before I go, I can't resist another vintage puppy picture of my friend, George.


Until tomorrow, then. . .


14 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful. And so are the landscape shots.;) Hope you are having a nice beginning to your holiday vacation.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Oh what beautiful photos and LOVE baby George shots!

Leenie said...

You photos of George remind me so much of my parents' border collie, Bingo. What a special breed those dogs are! How I miss all three. Those photos are all worthy of a frame and a prominent place on the wall.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful scenery !! I envy you in many ways. You have such a great outlook on life, even in the face of adversity. I sit here and wonder what next year will bring and you amaze me with your bravery when I feel like a total failure. I admire you so much . My hubby is just now beginning to know he does not have too much longer to live and it distresses me so badly because I can do nothing about it !I guess I need more faith, but it is so hard to do right now. I just wish he had more faith in God and what he can do . He says he is fine with dying, but I know that is not true. He is simply in denial. I worry so badly about his soul. He does not see this . I hope your hubby improves and will be cured, but it won't happen with mine. I love your blog and read it almost every day. Best wishes amd Merry Christmas to you two and to George !!

noble pig said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Love the one of George the best.

Country Girl said...

Oh, do not envy me. I don't tell all here on the blog. I stay away from the bad things and last night, after a particularly nasty tirade from my husband that left me alone and crying into my supper, I wondered if it was all worth it.
So no, don't envy me.
I am sorry to hear about your husband, and you're right: you cannot save him. But you can help him. Don't let him know how afraid you are for his soul and simply pray for him. I know it doesn't sound like much, but God will hear you. He will!
The holidays are hard, aren't they? Sometimes I just pretend things aren't bad, like I did last night at dinner. I know it's a crazy thing to do, but what the hell. Crazy works for me.
Anonymous person, you are in my prayers.

~ C.G.

Carin said...

Wonderful pictures. I noticed you changed your background color, the snowflakes show up a bit better.

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

As I read the comments written by Anonymous and Kate, I am compelled to add my two cents worth. Kate is right - the holidays can be especially difficult and stressful. Add to that the complexities and challenges of life and we yearn to stay in bed with the covers over our head. When all is lost, it is our faith that gets us through the tough times. Pray for those who cannot or will not pray for themselves. All is not lost - God will listen and answer your prayers. Do not worry for your husband's soul. God will see his accomplishments in life and his courage in death - he will be welcomed into heaven and his faith shall be renewed. Blessings to you both.

Country Girl said...

Amen, Debra.

brneyedgal967 said...

How could you NOT miss that view. Great photos - you captured it beautifully.

Mary said...

AB. SO. LUTE. LY. GORGEOUS!!!

Woman in a Window said...

That cock of the head is so perfect. Yes, times go on and things change but may you always have treasures in your life wherever you are.

Egghead said...

What an amazing view you had in MD. I am loving those photos and my favorite Christmas cd is Wintersong. I play it all the time.

Hilary said...

Beautiful view, beautiful photos, beautiful pup.. and you, Kate, are a very beautiful person. I sure hope you realize that.