Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve at the Farm


We're cooking gumbo (and the kitchen is filled with Gumbo Ya-Ya--"everyone talking at once"), but I wanted to stop a moment and share this Christmas Eve sunset.

The sky is a gift, because it rained and rained all day, with whipping winds. And now, the farm is washed in clear, pear-colored light.

My mother says she sees little angels, all of them stomping on the clouds, chasing them away.

A few minutes later, the quality of light deepens to peachy gold.

Happy Christmas.

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of a sunset. It has been unseasonably warm here today!

    Gumbo sounds good!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. So very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Hugs from Arizona, Bobbi Jo

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  3. Just beautiful.. thanks for sharing, time for the turkey to come out..
    Merry Christmas..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  4. Oh G, when I see a sky like this I say That is showing God's Glory.Thank you for sharing this, what a gift on Christmas Eve!Kathysue

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  5. Merry Christmas!! These pictures are wonderful. We do not live on our farms. Maybe someday!!
    Hugs, Terrie

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  6. I grew up in Arizona and seeing such a pretty sunset makes me homesick! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Gollum,

    Thank you for sharing your lovely sunset pics! I would dread missing a sunset if I were you.

    Enjoy your Gumbo! Have a wonderful Christmas!

    xoxoxoxoxoxo
    Donna Marie

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  8. Stunning Gollum, have a beautiful Christmas, hugs, Kathy. enjoy the Gumbo!.

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  9. Beautiful sunset. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  10. The photos are awesome and I wonder what is going on up in the sky when we see this below.
    It rained here today and then the sun came out.
    Good nite.
    Blossom

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  11. Gollum,

    The photos are beautiful, I think your mother and the angles chased the clouds up this way. It is warmer here but we have the clouds and a misty rain. I don't think you've been getting any of my emails, so I guess you didn't get my ecard, I'd like to wish you and yours a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

    Thank you for all wonderful posts. GOD BLESS you and yours.-

    (((((((HUGS)))))))
    'd'

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  12. Did you know that MANY people SLEEP better when they see a pretty sunset? (Well, I sure do!). Please also share w/ your Mom that before I even read what you wrote, I immediately saw the big angel in the fourth pic~~~ halo and all!!! (I LIKE your Mom~ hope Santa's GOOD to her!!!!)~~~ Merry, merry Christmas Eve, dear Michael~ Hugs, Linda "and crew"

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  13. Evening, Dear Gollum! What a beautiful sky! I think I love what your mother saw - little angels stopping clouds! Wish I could do that! Merry Christmas, Dear One!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  14. The sunset is amazing! Merry Christmas Michael! ☺♥☺ Diane

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  15. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a
    MERRY CHRISTMAS
    Roberta Anne

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  16. Simply heavenly.

    Merry Christmas to all.

    :-)

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  17. Hi, I'm new to your blog and it is just beautiful. Just when I thought I'd seen everything I see falling snow. How in the world did you get that effect? Great pictures! PEggy from PA bfdgirL@yahoo.com

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  18. What a joyous sunset. Makes me think God has Someone's birthday cake all aglow! Your mama has a way with words... she must have gotten it from YOU!!!! Merry Christmas to you and all of your sweet family!
    love, Carol

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  19. Merry Christmas to you too.
    Beautiful sunset. Isn't God Good!
    Hugs
    Becky

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  20. Oh Michael, that is just stunning to behold. Have the merriest of Christmases!

    Justine :o )

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  21. Absolutely beautiful... Thank you for taking a moment to share that beauty with us.
    Merry Christmas!

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  22. Merry Christmas, Gollum! What a beautiful sunset! We had rain here last night and a gorgeous day today...good for trying out your new Christmas bike. I hope you and your family have had a wonderful Christmas!...Debbie

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  23. What pretty pictures! Merry Christmas Gollum!

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  24. Gollum I loved your sunset pictures... Hope you don't mind I copied a few of them... I have a whole file of sunset pictures... I am so glad to be one of your bloggin buddies... I truly enjoy all your post... Wishing you & your family the bestest Christmas ever... We have had a fun filled day with our family too...

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  25. hope you had a wonderful holiday...happy new year friend

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  26. Hi Gollum...I agree with your mom.. . that does appear like an angel. What a glorious sight and the end to what I hope was a perfect day for you & your adored ones. ;-) Bo

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  27. Just as beautiful as your Mother's words!

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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