Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

A warm and humid Christmas morning; the gray skies beginning to clear, making the cumulonimbus towering over Okeechobee visible, reminding us of Summer. Kids in the street on brand new bicycles, one on a sky blue scooter, two in an electric car. It smells like rain and wet cypress mulch.

Groggy from last nights party, not looking forward to tonight's, wishing for a quiet anchorage, a sunset over the endless dark sea of mangroves and the endless swash of the surf. It will soon be over.

Wishing you all a perfect Christmas day and may you get everything you really wanted.


5 comments:

Buffalo said...

At least everything we need and maybe just a bit of what we want.

betmo said...

warm and humid are hard for me to reconcile with cmas :) but hope you had a merry one anyway.

Libby Spencer said...

What a gorgeous shot. Hope you had a good holiday.

Capt. Fogg said...

It turned out to be a bright, sunny day in the mid 70's with low humidity, but that's about what every day is like. This is one of the very few that I've spent alone with my wife. Our first Xmas in Florida, we spent at the beach.

Florida sunsets are spectacular almost every evening. This was taken at one of my favorite anchorages less than a mile from my house.

Funny that people associate Christmas with Northern Europe: bitter weather and trees that don't grow anywhere near Bethlehem. Of course Christmas and it's various components have nothing whatever to do with Jesus.

Yes, thank you, we had a great Christmas and I hope everyone did too.

Libby Spencer said...

I was just thinking that yesterday as I sat on my deck in just a sweater and wrapped in Mexican blanket. Funny how we associate Christmas with snow and reindeer rather than palm trees and incense or something if we were really celebrating the birth of the Jesus baby.

I had a fine Christmas as well. Took me a whole day to recover from the making merry with food and drink part though...