December 12, 2017

Christmas Lights

December 12, 2017 (346/365)

"Christmas is joy...an inner joy of light and peace." ~ Pope Francis
December 11, 2017

Winter Garden


December 11, 2017 (345/365)

"Of winter’s lifeless world each twig now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer’s secret deep down within its heart." ~ Charles G. Stater
December 10, 2017

Christmas Decorations

December 10, 2017 (344/365)

"Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, 
everything is softer and more beautiful." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

This year's new ornament: a French macaron (from the Milwaukee Art Museum)
Bien-sûr!
I think Piper approves!



December 09, 2017

First Snow of the Season



December 9, 2017 (343/365)

"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. 
You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, 
and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" ~ J. B. Priestley





December 08, 2017

French Friday: Noël à Notre Dame


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« Peuple à genoux! Attends ta délivrance! Noël! Noël! Voici le Rédempteur! »
~ Minuit chrétien (Placide Cappeau, 1847)