16 December 2012

. . . sound, smell, and sight of sunday . . .

. . . sound . . .
. . . generally speaking . . .
. . . i don't think anyone 
pays too much attention 
to prelude music . . .
. . . it's just background noise playing
 before a church meeting begins . . .
. . . december has been 
the exception . . .
. . . one push of 
the organ stop labelled "chimes" 
and folks take notice . . .
. . . i really can't believe 
how many comments 
i've gotten about it . . .
. . . christmas music is 
especially conducive to bells . . .
. . . the melodies of "silent night", 
"o little town of bethlehem", 
"the first noel", 
and "it came upon the midnight clear"
 sound incredibly beautiful ringing
 through the chapel . . .
. . . only a couple more sundays . . .
. . . i hope i don't run this novelty 
into the ground! . . .



. . . smell . . .
. . . it was barely after sunup . . . 
. . . jalapenos roasting 
on an open fire . . .
. . . sort of . . .
. . . and aren't they festive? . . .
. . . my yard guy leaves 
little ziploc bags 
of these tiny peppers 
on my front porch . . .
. . . it's been so warm 
his plants are still producing . . .
. . . and can i tell you something? . . .
. . . they are teeny tiny, 
but so hot and tasty . . .



. . . sight . . .
. . . the three amigos . ..
. . . sitting on the christmas box version
 of russian matryoshka nesting dolls . . .


. . . you know ~ 
just watching the grinch . . .

. . . typical sunday stuff . . .

{and for the record: i wore a skirt to church today. 
i always have. i always will.}


3 comments:

Sherri said...

I have to say that I love the prelude music at church... It always feels so good to walk in and hear the organ each week!

Sherri said...

Ps I guess I am really out of the loop...hadn't heard about the skirt/pants issue!

lifeinredshoes said...

Sundays are especially special in December, I love the music :)
Your ornaments are such a treat, so tiny and perfect detail.
I'll pass on the peppers, gringo mouth here!
Have fun with your loved ones near, they make it that much better :)
And I too wore a dress...and pantyhose! No axe to grind here. I guess I don't get it?