Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas.



A quiet morning walk with Wilf. Time to ourselves before the house becomes a chaotic production line for bacon filled croissants. We've woken to that magical snow shrouded silence that hints at angel choirs and beating wings. No nativity oxen but we hear the gentle lowing of the two adventurous cows in the paddock across the lane. No shepherds but the welcome presence of one very happy sheepdog with snow on his nose. No star in the snowy sky but the lazy passage of a solitary heron. Christmas morning. A still point in a turning world. A sense that today, of all days, we are never alone.

A very happy Christmas to you all from a snowy France.

38 comments:

  1. Angus, a merry Christmas to you and yours, especially Wilf from the other end of the world, New Zealand, where we have just taken our Otto for a walk on our vineyard, at 9pm and it is still light, and warm enough for shorts and T-shirts. The weather may be completely opposite, but the wishes for a Merry Christmas are exactly the same.

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  2. It's 7pm here in Oz. We've had a beautiful day about 30 C. The predicted rain didn't happen! We love your snowy pictures and are so glad that Wilf is enjoying christmas with his family.

    Have a wonderful holiday.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and family, with a special thought to Wilf.

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  4. And a merry Christmas from a windy Cape Town - may your day be filled with love and happiness!

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  5. Dear Angus, Wilf and family. Thank you so much for your wise words, humor and pictures which I enjoy every day. I too feel happy that Wilf are around at this family gathering.Merry Christmas from Denmark and the best for the New Year. Love EM. A special Gl├Ždelig Jul! to "the Font"

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  6. A very merry Christmas to you and all your family and especially to Wilf- and a virual hug for Wilf from afar , from a very cold and snowy Wiltshire.

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  7. And Merry Christmas all of you, especially Wilf, from the Lot & Garonne.

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  8. Merry Christmas to you and your flock!

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  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Wilf!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  10. What a wonderful White Christmas you have, Wilf! Mom says we get our White Christmas on Monday. Lots of hugs,
    Mandu

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  11. Your words and pictures once again could not be more fitting for the day! Merry Christmas from a cold but not snowy northern Virginia!

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  12. and a happy christmas to you and yours!!
    xoxo

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  13. Happy Happy Christmas!

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

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  14. I can't think of a nicer way to start Christmas day than with your beautiful images and words! Petey says save a bacon croissant --he'll be right over!

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  15. A glorious Christmas to all! Sweet Wilf with a snowy face brings a tear of joy to the eye. Bless him!
    With love and friendship from the sunny desert.

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  16. I love seeing Wilf in the snow. I am so happy that you and your family have this Christmas with wonderful Wilf. Happy Christmas!

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  17. It looks like you are wrapped in a coccoon of tranquility in those pictures. Merry Christmas to you and Wilf!

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  18. Snow on Christmas morning! How perfect :)

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  19. And A very Happy Christmas to You and the noble Wilf. How marvelous that you have snow. We are anticipating it for tonight, and Edward will be thrilled. Walks aplenty to us both!

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  20. happy, happy, merry Christmas
    gorgeous snowy Wilf !!

    xo Susan, Miss D & Sam(uel) & les Gang

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  21. A beautiful white christmas indeed for you dear Wilf... Merry Christmas to you Angus and the font... and family too :)

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  22. Merry Christmas to you Angus and your family, and a special happy Christmas to the sweet Wilfee, wishing him many other beautiful days with his family.
    Cuddles and lots of bisous my beloved boy.

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  23. Merry Christmas to you and yours from a snowy farm in Virginia.

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  24. you got snow!!! happy christmas to Wilf and Angus and the font!

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  25. Wilf, Angus and family, Merry Christmas from across the miles in Montana - we also woke up to a beautiful silver morning here in a sheltered valley in the Rocky Mountains. We'll be drinking French Champagne later on today so I'll be thinking of a certain very special dog in the South West Region.

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  26. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Angus! We always have Wilf in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

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  27. I love seeing Wilf's snow-nose! Merry Christmas to you and all of the family from a warm and sunny southern California!

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  28. Happy Christmas to you all from a frosty East Anglia.

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

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  29. HI There! This is my first time visiting your blog. What a beautiful and cute blog this is. I am just inlove with Wilf! He is just adorable. May I ask what breed of dog he is?

    Paige & Simba
    www.goldensimba.blogspot.com

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  30. A very Merry Christmas from an equally snow bound Dublin!

    with best wishes
    Clive, Murray and all the family

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  31. PON Festive Greetings from Snowy South Wales!
    Roo XXX

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  32. What a lovely surprise -- a snow-nosed Wilf!!! And what a perfect description of the snow-hushed landscape.

    Happy Christmas to you all!

    Joan and the Boyz

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  33. The same to your from Alaska. We had snow coming down on Christmas and then sunshine later. Good to see you had snow, that's always fun.

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  34. So pretty in your part of the world! Wilf looks adorable as a snow-dog. Merry Christmas!!!

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  35. w00fs, us got snow too...heehee love your snow covered snooter..

    b safe,
    rocky

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  36. Bacon filled croissants sound heavenly!

    Did you lose him in all that snow? lol

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.

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  37. What a beautiful scene! We only had vestiges of snow

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