Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Out and About


 Tuesday was gray and drizzly but I took my camera along on my trip to town.  I'm happy to report that the white goose down by the river still has lots of Canada geese to keep him company.
Just across the bridge is the annual Christmas display arranged by a fellow who lives nearby. It's a little different every year and it always makes me smile.
I thought of Merisi  and her lovely shots of Vienna as I took this last picture. The Madison County Courthouse dome lacks the elegance of Viennese architecture -- it also lacks its statue of Lady Justice -- removed (indefinitely) for repairs. Still, there is an angel to bless the scene.
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17 comments:

Reader Wil said...

I like the fact that everybody celebrates light! With light hope is growing!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Very nice idea. And you should bring your camera with you no matter where you go. You are talented.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely courthouse Vicki.
Sam

Tess Kincaid said...

What a roadside holiday display! Only in America. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Vicki!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i like the christmas display...random, but i like it...

Kaye Barley said...

Vicki - the roadside Christmas display makes me smile too!!! This is one of those ares in which I am firmly entrenched in the "to each his own" way of thinking.

Suz said...

I like that roadside display
a true believer in magic
What's with the white goose?
poor fellow...good thing he has the Canadians

Kath said...

Vicki,
I love the generosity of spirit in the roadside display. What a wonderful sharing thing to do!!
Kath

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

The roadside display is so eclectic! I am rooting for the white goose!

Louise said...

That is quite the roadside display. I like it! I'm glad you had your camera with you to capture some of the true spirit of Christmas.

gayle said...

Love that roadside display!

Star said...

I love the spiralled Christmas Tree. I bet it all looks great in the dark. In Knoxville, they do something similar down by the lake, although I don't suppose it is a private venture. Those kinds of things look magical at night.
Just finished 'Old Wounds' last night. Loved it. My favourite so far.
Blessings, Star

jennyfreckles said...

It's eccentric but I like the roadside display; the man has spirit.

(And it's come - The Day of Small Things - so that will be my Christmas read on all those lovely days when I can lounge about and not work!)

Brenda said...

Okay, I see a bear in a Santa suit, next to a blue jay, next to a pilgrim...and a white cat in there for good measure. I think this holiday display deserves a post all of its own - would the creator agree to an interview?

I'm growing attached to the white goose. Keep us posted!

NCmountainwoman said...

I thought you were taking a long break. Glad I happened to drop by. Nice to catch up. One of my favorite things about Christmas is looking at the various neighborhood displays in the area. My favorite is a lighted Santa and Rudoph within the nativity, peering into the face of little Baby Jesus.

For some reason, the huge snow globes don't seem to be around much. I was always amazed at the varying contents and I do miss them.

pat said...

awww the snow is gone:(

Vicki Lane said...

I haven't quit posting, as you see, but I may not visit other blogs as regularly due to lack of time. I'll get around soon, though!