Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to You and You and You

The photo is from a few weeks ago. The pond is frozen solid now.

My kids are having Christmas dinner at their dad's an I am having mine at a friend's house. I have food in the oven baking for the occasion. Had a great morning with the kids before they went to off their dad's.

Tonight or tomorrow night I'm going to do something I've been wanting to do since I moved to this property twenty four years ago. In all that time this is the first time the conditions have been perfect. I am going to skate on the pond at full moon time. Yesterday, technically, was full moon but tonight and tomorrow are near enough and a bit less moonlight will suffice. It's been very bright the last two nights and with the thaw yesterday, the ice is perfect. What a treat.

For years, it would be perfect ice but by the time full moon came we would have heavy snow. We last skated on it in 2003 as there hasn't been a cold enough winter to freeze it since then. Now if snow can hold off for a few days I'll have the opportunity to do one of my favorite winter activities....get in lots of skating on my wonderful pond.

An appropriate song for the post and the season is Joni Mitchell's, The River. I have a nice live version by James Taylor but since I had him up yesterday, here is one by Sara McLachlan's that was removed earlier in the year.

6 comments:

Ekim said...

I am having a grilled cheese sandwich and a pickle on the side for my Christmas dinner.
I keep meaning to go for a skate. Maybe I should strap them on tonight.

Cuidado said...

Grilled cheese and pickles are fine. Throw in a box of chocolates and you've got a great christmas dinner.

Carol Tiffin James said...

Sounds heavenly! I've never ice skated in my life - probably because Memphis weather wasn't conducive to it. Now I'd probably fall and break my arm and couldn't work, etc.

Beautiful picture, too! Merry Christmas from Maine!

Cuidado said...

Nice to hear from you, Carol. My skating got put off today but first thing tomorrow morning I'm going out. It is supposed to snow later in the day. - ruination for the pond.

Christine said...

Too bad you didn't make it out in the Moonlight.

btw, Sarah's version of The River is one of my new fave songs this year. I just got the CD a few weeks ago.

Merry Christmas. Love you!

Cuidado said...

That was from an album last year. You must have your computer fixed.