Saturday, December 25, 2010

Quiet Nights

I always enjoy the slower days and quiet nights
Christmas and before New Years Day .
There is no reason to hurry
the decorations are up, the gifts opened
and there are so many leftover cookies to enjoy .

I slow down
think about whatsoever is lovely .

The eclipse of the moon was difficult to see from  where I live . It was cloudy and very windy . Sometime the wind would blow the clouds away and I could see the moon . Pure magical, eerie and beautiful at the same time .

I wish I could have seen it like this  .
NASA picture

Beautiful Angel Trumpets blooming in my garden on Christmas Day

I think someone reads my blog
everything on my wish list was underneath the tree
on Christmas night .

Dax has reached the very cute and silly age ! 
Oh my ! How did that happen so fast !

Christmas Evening

I had a simply wonderful Christmas time
I hope you did,too .



  1. We had a lovely day! I'm stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas! You are such a special friend to me! Enjoy your evening! ♥♥♥

  2. Merry Christmas Dottie!
    Glad to hear your Christmas was wonderful...

    Deborah xoxo

  3. Your moon shot is beautiful Dottie! I wish we had seen it all red too.
    Like you - I think it's nice to settle back into the quiet now!
    Lovely pictures of your Christmas :-)

  4. This is such a lovely post, You capture my dreams so well-- the quiet of the week after Christmas! Yes we are enjoying the brief snow, but the cold is unusually intense this winter--for this southern city,

  5. Happy to hear you had a wonderful Christmas, Dottie. Your angel trumpets are so pretty; and I love their sweet scent late afternoon. They are one of my favorite flowers, but we are too cold for them this late in the year. It is 26 here this morning, a bit cold for me! Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

  6. Glad you got everything on your wish list!
    Enjoying the laid back days too with the bonus of a beautiful snow.
    Happy New Year!

  7. So glad your Christmas was happy. Mine was too. Both kids were home from school. I enjoy their being here knowing that next year they could be off anywhere.
    We watched the moon as it went into totality -and yes, just about the moment it was at that very point the clouds were too heavy to see it. We at least were able to see the reddish glow over most of the moon before it got swallowed up in clouds.
    Your garden blooms all year long! Beautiful!

  8. What beautiful night-time pictures...and I love,love,love the photo taken in your dining room, such a beautiful window. Happy that you received your desired is always so nice to know that someone is really listening(-: Happy New Year.

  9. "I slow down and think about whatsoever is lovely." Sage advice! Happy Holidays!

  10. The Angel Trumpet flowers are so beautiful!!
    Bless you, Dottie.
    joy in Christ..Trish

  11. Moongazing in so relaxing and a great pleasure for sure.

  12. I left a previous message but clicked to fast. Got a glimpse of the special word just as it was disappearing.
    Your picture of the night sky and clouds is awesome. You should blow it up and frame it. Truly awesome. Looks like you had a great Christmas and your decorations are so pretty. I am your newest follower, we southern girls gotta stick together. Hugs, Ginger

  13. Beautiful pictures. I love the in between time right after Christmas. It's one of my favorite times to dream big dreams...

  14. Oh Dottie...Those are great simple pleasures.The photo of the clouds in the night sky is also wonderful. Did you take that? If yes, WOW! Susan

  15. Everything seems right with the world on quiet nights. Thanks for reminding me what a true simple pleasure they are.

  16. My quiet times come on holiday and weekend mornings when everyone is still in bed or at nite once everyone has retired for the day. Moments of quiet are my absolutely favorite time of the day. Truly a simple pleasure. Blessings for peace, joy and love in the new year. Tammy

  17. Lovely simple pleasures. We never saw the eclipse here either.

  18. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely words. Your space is very beautiful and I have enjoyed my visit tonight. Your days after Christmas sound delightful!

    Hope your last day of this years is full of beauty. xxxx

  19. the angel trumpets are beautiful and Dax very cute! Wishing you and your family His best throughout the new year...

  20. I have enjoyed this week in between, too. Thank you so much for sharing!