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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

T'was the night before Christmas....



And all through the house...not a creature was stirring...not even a mouse.....
The Children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.....

More rapid than eagles
his courses they came,
And he whistled and shouted
and called them by name

"Now Dasher, now Dancer!
Now Prancer and Vixon!
On, Comet! On, Cupid!
On, Donder and Blitzen!".......

So up to the housetop the coursets they flew,
With Sleigh full of toys - and St. Nickolas too.....

I heard him exclaim
as he drive out of sight,

M e r r y C h r i s t m a s T o A l l !
And to all a Good night!

Dan

26 comments:

Simply Heather said...

Very nice, Dan. Both deliver the sense of peace and contentment. Blessings to you and Karen in these precious days ahead.

♥ Heather

Jennifer said...

oh! I have MISSED your photos!

lovely, and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

HaQeeM said...

so calm...i like it...=)
wishing you a very Merry Christmas...=)

~ HaQeeM ~

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Merry Christmas Dan,

Thank you for a wonderfully inspiring stream of work. And long may it continue.

De Lly Dilettante said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you too :D

Valerie said...

Lovely pictures.
T'was the night before Christmas ...
I have it in book form ... even now it is my favourite Christmas tale.
Thank you for the pleasure you have given the blogging world.

Rebecca said...

Merry Christmas to you. Wonderful shots and perfect for the poem. How lucky you caught Santa before he got away. I've been trying for years. :)

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...ditto to you and our family warm and together around the wood burning stove!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Jen, Merry Christmas to you and yours this Season.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

HaQeem...thank you and here is hoping that 2010 is a banner year for you and yours!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

J...enjoy the sun and warmth while we struggle through the zero and subzero Christmas Season!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lly...same to you and have a wonderful Italian Christmas!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Valerie...thanks and the same to your family as well.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Rebecca...it was one of those "right place ...right time" photo moments...wink, wink! Merry Christmas.

Dan

Cynthia L. H. said...

I knew that I could stop in and find spectacular...and peace...all at the same time.
Sure enough.
;^)
Merry Christmas, Dan.
;^)

Sunny said...

You have captured the season perfectly. Simply beautiful.
Merry Christmas, Dan to you and your family.
I hope your son will get a chance to post some pictures in the new year.
Sunny :)

shabby girl said...

So beautiful! I swear, your photos are incredible!
BTW, do you know about this? http://www.blurb.com/?ce=msn_brand&utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc
We just received a book from relatives, and it's quite beautiful, and very personal.
Merry Christmas, Dan, and thank you for all of your help, encouragement, and for bringing me joy, every time I visit your blog!

Heather said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

I hope you have a very joyous Christmas, Dan. :)

Lee said...

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, Dan.

dianne said...

Glorious photos and a beautiful post dear Dan.

Blessings at Christmas, I hope you have a lovely day spent with your family and loved ones.

It has been raining here for most of the day so I could not have wished for a better Christmas present. ♡

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...Merry Christmas to yo as well and i hope you survived the blizzard out there!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...thank you and the same to you. I hope he gets a chance as well...once he said he would post pictures...his work schedule clanged and he had trouble finding time between school and work. I will give him a gentle "nudge" for the new year!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...I have actually begun putting together a book through Blurb! It looks like they do a great job for photographers.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Alabama Heather...thank you and a very Merry Christmas to you and I love the Kindle!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lee...thanks for stopping by and a very Merry Christmas to you as well!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne...Great! I know you all were needing rain and it couldn't have come at a better time...enjoy the sights and smells of a Summer rain today!

Dan