Merry Christmas

The Nativity” by Giotto, 1305

– part of the magnificent Scrovegni Chapel frescoes, in Padua, Italy. I had to try to get a shot of Mary’s beautiful face before I left the chapel that night. I have Ebola, and especially his wonderful lady, to thank for that magical experience.

A medieval chapel, at night, with colors that defy description in spite of the gloom, and ethereal figures on every surface. I was the first person of the tour group in, thanks to her. Had it to myself for a few precious moments.

And I kept being drawn back to Mary’s face, looking at her baby boy.

Merry Christmas, my darlings. May you all be healthy, and happy.

God bless you, every one.

UPDATE: Via aelfheld in the comments, and we thank him.

9 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. aelfheld says:

    This seems a fitting accompaniment.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, Aelf. One of my all time most loved. You couldn’t be more right. Merry Christmas.

  3. JeffS says:

    Beautiful! Both the photo and the music.

    Thank you.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    A very Merry Christmas to all of you!

  5. Syd B. says:

    Alison Krause – A gift from the Heavens.

    Merry Christmas, all.

  6. ae says:

    THS, glad it suited.

    Hope your Christmas was merry.

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    PERFECT, aelf!

    *waves at Jeff and Kathy and Syd*

    MERRY CHRISTMAS back atcha, you guys!! Hope it was WONDERFUL.

  8. Gunslinger says:

    A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

  9. Kathy Kinsley says:


    That was a beautiful accompaniment – didn’t have time to listen before. Glad I made some time today.

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