05 December 2006

we need a little Christmas

My friend Kat and I have been singing that song this week. Truly, we are in need of a little Christmas NOW!

I went into her classroom this morning to give her some Christmas cd's (Amy Grant and Barenaked Ladies). I mentioned being so excited yesterday on the walk home to see Christmas lights--well, a Christmas light. She said she'd been equally gobsmacked when she'd encountered this glimmer of holiday spirit. This started us giggling about going to see all the Christmas light in St. Petersburg. We decided to stand under the light (which is decidedly un-Christmasy but is still a light that is not usually there--so it counts) and sing a Christmas carol. We were howling and crying at the absurd picture we'd present. It was a nice way to start the morning.

Here is the Christmas light. Note the warning sign to the right. If you drive straight ahead, you will fall into the river.

This was our sky on Friday morning at about 9:30 a.m. My class was enchanted! In the time it took for me to grab my camera, it changed. But, for a few minutes we had a pink sky with purple clouds. We wondered aloud if we were to paint a realistic picture of that sky if anyone would believe us. We decided they wouldn't. So, for the scoffers of skies that aren't blue, here's the closest we could get to securing proof of an alernate colour palate. I wish you could've seen it in all it's glory!

Wishing you a day filled with the wonder of the unexpected!


Anonymous said...

Your "light" made me laugh. Much needed right now. Thanks!

And the sign is a riot. I can't believe they have a sign like that, how funny.

Calico Sky said...

So pretty re the pink sky and purple clouds - my two favourite colours!

Anonymous said...

The thought of you guys singing in that gray and dreery place cheered me up. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

One Christmas light. How sad.

The pink is beautiful. I make landscape quilts and I've only made one with a blue sky. I've used red, pink, gold, yellow, and grey...

Anonymous said...

What a lovely wish!