Archive for December, 2010

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2010


And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all world should be taxed.  And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (be;cause he was of the house and lineage of David:)  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.  And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.


Christmas in Texas

December 24, 2010


We are in Texas, visiting Stacy and James.  And this American Alligator.  Also saw some mosquitoes, but they didn’t stay still long enough for a photo.





Christmas Guest

December 4, 2010


We have a hummingbird feeder in the backyard.  Usually, the birds zoom in for a drink and are quickly gone.  Sometimes it’s a drink, then a rest in a nearby tree, then another drink before leaving.

This morning, we have a visitor that has taken up residence.  He is sometimes at the feeder, but most of the time he is standing on the tomato cone in the garden.  He has been here for about an hour and isn’t showing any signs of leaving.  He has a beautiful red collar.  We don’t have any direct sun this morning or he would really be shiny.  When he is on the tomato cone, he almost blends in with the orange tree leaves.