Monday, December 28, 2009

Snowflakes


We received a few inches of snow yesterday and early this morning. So I have been trying to get the illusive fabulous snowflake picture. Obviously this one isn't it. I want the individual flakes to stand out more, but the conditions have to be just right, and the snow had settled a bit, before I was able to get out and work on capturing it.

I did like this one for starters and when I found the following poem, I thought they went well together. Have a Happy (last) Monday (of 2009)!



Check out some other macro monday shots at Lisa's Chaos

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Have you heard Celtic Woman. Their voices are angelic and harmonies heavenly! My H took me to go see them in concert a few years ago. It was beautiful. They were beautiful!
Here they are singing, Ding Dong Merrily On High.

The composer of the song, is unknown, but the Carol is said to be French, dating back to the 16th century. The text was originally, Latin. One of my favorites from college days!



Here are the Lyrics:

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav'n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv'n with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E'en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And "Io, io, io!"
By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!