Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

....peacefull was the night
Wherin the Prince of light
His reign of peace upon the earth began:
The Windes with wonder whist,
Smoothly the waters kist,

Whispering new joyes to the milde Ocean,
Who now hath quite forgot to rave,
While Birds of Calm sit brooding on the charme├Ęd wave.

- John Milton "Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity"

After a week of storms, the weather has cleared, the sky is washed clean by the storm and the ocean here off Castle Rock, Pacific Palisades, is blue.

Our Son is arriving from London at LAX later on Christmas Day. We're looking forward to being with him.

Have a wonderful Christmas.


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...


Merry, merry, Christmas to you!

smalltownmom said...

I'm so glad to hear that your son is going to make it home. Merry Christmas.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Merry Christmas!

I transitioned meself (mainly by speeding through West Virginia, with some Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, etc.) to Ashburn, Va., where it is snowing slowly.

Kate said...

Wonderful photos. Have a blessed Christmas. So glad your son arrives today.

M. Bouffant said...

Hope he's safely landed before the rain starts again.

You can all celebrate Boxing Day, at least.

yogurt said...

Hope you're happily celebrating your son's arrival! Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for so many beautiful pictures.

Karen S. said...

Oh such beautiful photos, a lovely curious pigeon and your son gets to make it home! Merry Christmas!

kcinnova said...

That first photograph is spectacular!

Wishing you a wonderful time with family.