Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Their watch of wondering love.
A male pheasant decides to roost in the laurel hedge . There's something about it's trumpeting that drives the PON's into a frenzy of activity. Two uninterrupted hours of charging through branches in search of this noisy intruder. Our canine guardians look at ground level. It doesn't occur to them that the unconcerned pheasant is sitting preening himself in the sunshine on top of the hedge. Exhausted, the PON duo sleep all afternoon.
The Christmas crib retrieved from the basement. Wise men. sour looking angels, shepherds, the boy with a bird, Mary and the lady in the blue dress. We bought it in Prague thirty years ago. Every Christmas we wonder what could possibly have happened to Joseph. Is the lady in the blue dress the mother in law ?