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25 December 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL


The scene beyond the rustic garden gate was like a Christmas card. Outside the ivy laden cottage a robin was perched in a holly bush. A recent snowfall covered the thatched roof like oddly shaped clumps of cotton wool. Leaded light windows reflected the orange flames from the fire. Beneath those windows, a wooden wheelbarrow filled with logs.  The bare beech tree looked strangely out of place, dull brown when everything else was highly coloured. The cottage door, as red as the holly berries, was adorned by a festive wreath. The door was ajar and inside could be seen a Swedish Pine of mammoth proportions ablaze with twinkling lights. And the aroma that emanated from within was of turkey, slowly roasting.
   
In the snow-packed lane, an elderly itinerant peered over the boundary hedge, white unkempt hair wafting skywards in the biting wind. With ice-cold fingers he smoothed it over his crown then pulled his shabby grey coat closer to his chest. The motions were entirely mechanical for he was truly not conscious of the cold. He had no need of fires or Christmas fare, for his soul was warmed through with love for Jesus, who kept him safe and whose birthday they shared.

Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends



4 comments:

Mersad said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas Valerie!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Ron said...

Beautifully expressed words, Valerie!

And PERFECT for Christmas day!

Merry Christmas to you, Joe, and your family!

Cheers and X!

Mel said...

Wishing you and himself a very Merry Christmas!! ((((Hugs))))

troutbirder said...

A beautiful scene indeed. Happy holidays to you and yours, Valerie...