Thursday, 23 December 2010

Dreaming of a Wet Christmas

It's raining again. Christmas looks like being the wettest and the coolest I can remember 26*C
While the northern hemisphere freezes we drown.
I tried to take some photos of an Australian Christmas but they look like any other Christmas (minus the snow). The Australian touch is the nativity scenewith a central desert Aboriginal painting in the background which actually seems to fit. The painting is from the Santa Teresa community near Alice Springs which was and still is a missionary influenced township.




It's grey skies and rampant green growth looking east from our back door. The river, which is one block from our house, has broken it's banks; the dams are all full; the drought is broken so we can't complain.
Happy Christmas to everyone in blogland.

8 comments:

Grand Purl Baa said...

Quick! Look out the window. The sun is out. Ooops. No. Too late. It's gone again.

Happy Christmas your lovely selves.
Us

Jennifer said...

Love the pictures. And love that painting - amazing how so many cultures employ the mandala...

Steve I hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas, and wonderful new year.

Luvvie said...

Merry Christmas Steve! Year of the Memoir sounds like a great plan :)

ocdbloggergirl said...

Lovely pics! Happy New Year and hope you had a Merry Christmas. I particularly thought the Nativity with the Aboriginal art beautiful!

Heavenly Muse said...

very nice and peaceful images draw the happy moments of Christmas that you just came across.

Tess Kincaid said...

I love the little Aboriginal painting behind your nativity set. Maybe it should be a Noah's ark set, in keeping with the situation?

Jennifer said...

Been thinking about you and yours Steve. Hope all is okay!

Stafford Ray said...

Happy belated new year Steve and may you always be above the flood line! Someone said "Only a clown would build where it floods" and I straight away thought of you! haha!