December 17, 2011

It's begining to look alot like Christmas...

All we are missing is some snow...


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Paper White Narcissus




"Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabelle" (French: Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle) is a Christmas carol which originated from the Provence region of France. The carol was first published in 1553 and was subsequently translated into English in the 18th century. The song was originally not a song to be sung at Christmas, but rather dance music for French nobility.
In the carol, visitors to the stable have to keep their voices down so the newborn can enjoy his dreams. To this day in the Provence region, children dress up as shepherds and milkmaids, carrying torches and candles to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, while singing the carol.
The painter Georges de La Tour painted a nativity scene based on the carol.

5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love all the natural-looking wreaths!

SouthCoast Guy said...

great pics...really like the Always Ready Engine House sign

SouthCoast Guy said...

great pics...really like the Always Ready Engine House sign

EG Wow said...

I really like BIG red bows on natural greens so these decorations look GREAT to my eyes. Winterberries are so beautiful. I love seeing them grow by the side of the road but rarely think to cut a few branches.

Ruta said...

I know...I usually photograph them and leave them as they are...