Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The creche and Christmas song # 9

A beautiful morning. We stop on the storm drain at the edge of the ridge and watch two foxes slink across the long grass into the safety of the hawthorn thicket. Bob and his sister are both clipped onto their leads in case they are tempted to give chase. On the way home a long drink  from the water filled ditch by the horse field. The under 10's school bus slows so that the children can press their noses against the windows and wave at Bob and Sophie. I wave back. 

Back at The Rickety Old Farmhouse the creche is brought out of the basement and carried upstairs. The collection of Christmas tree lights ( put in an obvious place so they couldn't get lost ) are rediscovered after a gap of three years. There are a lot of them.

'The Font' starts setting out the angels and the wise men. Angus rushes off to change. He has to go to China and is going to London to have his fingerprints taken for the Chinese visa and booster injections for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis and something else which he forgets.

' His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame '. Surely one of the most beautiful lines in the English language.  From Bloomington, Indiana a rather medieval sound


WFT Nobby said...

It is beginning to feel like Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a sighting of the ROF's rather endearing wooden nativity figures.

Poppy Q said...

Have a safe trip 007 - I hope you will make it home for Christmas.

The angels are rather grim looking, but a great looking set.

Taste of France said...

What is the story of the crĂȘche figures?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Each year I think I ought to buy some lights for my wee tree. Then I remember all the family seasons of having to unravel the atrociousness and leave it for consideration the 'next time'... fabulous rendition of Gabriel's Message, ta! YAM xx

Emm said...

With the annual sighting of the ROF's endearingly quirky creche figures, I know it's *really* Christmas. They are so odd, and so charming.
I am smiling at the thought of the school bus slowing down so the children can wave at the big shaggy dogs. Have a good trip, and safe home.

liparifam said...

Can't tell you how much I love the nativity figures :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I look forward to the grumpy angels every year.
Travel safe.