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.


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

    Gumbo sounds good!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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

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

  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

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

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

  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!

    Donna Marie

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

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

  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.

  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.-


  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"

  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 :)

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

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

  16. Simply heavenly.

    Merry Christmas to all.


  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

  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

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

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

    Justine :o )

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

  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

  23. What pretty pictures! Merry Christmas Gollum!

  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...


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

  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

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