Now: Morning Fog

Morning fog, engulfing the Manhattan Public Library, making everything seem to stand still and “now” to stretch on and on in the quietness.

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This week’s photography challenge theme: now.

Yesterday’s Post, Now: Late Christmas Day.

Now: Late in Christmas Day

A vibrant sunset at the end a frosty, quiet Christmas Day…

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… quite a contrast to our foggy morning.

I am so glad that I glanced out the window at just the right time to be able to grab my camera, run outside, and catch the colors of the setting sun behind Seven Dolors Church. They made for quite a “now”!

I hope that you had a beautiful day!

 

Waking to a White Christmas

Though we did not get Christmas snow overnight, we awoken to a white Christmas in the form of hoar frost. The fog and the frost are making everything seem hushed and peaceful on this Christmas morn.

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Now it is time for hot chocolate and presents and thoughts of loved ones near and far. Wishing you a most lovely day filled with peace and joy!

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Christmases Past:

Christmas Snow, A Few Days Early

A Holly, Jolly Christmas

Merry Christmas

Hot Chocolate:

Chocolat Chaud

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

 

Getting Ready for Christmas

With less than a week until Christmas, we are all ready for holiday company. Here are a few pictures from around the B&B today.

A favorite ornament … This one survived the great-crashing-of-the-tree circa 2001. It is hung this year on a potted (living) Norwegian Pine.

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Here is some fresh parsley that I have growing in the kitchen. This will go in Baked Pancetta Scallops on Christmas Eve.

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Gotta have a few fresh flowers around the house, too. These are from a Christmas Party last week. There were red roses in the arrangement, but the mini-carns out lasted them. We’ll get more roses!

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Seasonal decorations … I love the warm feel that they give to the house.

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Willow, trying to sleep during a break between happenings.

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Looking in through a window, reflecting the outside … This was the view I had earlier today while peering in at my grandparents’ tree. Our front porch (and the library across the street) reflected in the window, making for an interesting and beautiful scene.

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Wishing you joy and peace around the holidays and throughout the year!

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