CHRISTMAS TIME I – IN MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND SISTER-IN-LAW HOUSE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

by Antonio Gil December. 27, 2017 1268 views
We've found this pheasant strolling around in the wild when we were heading to buy sweets to Xmas night

We've found this pheasant strolling around in the wild when we were heading to buy sweets to Xmas night

Wind chime, Van Gogh style

Wind chime, Van Gogh style

With a view to the Orange trees

With a view to the Orange trees

♫♫The Who - Christmas (TOMMY - 1972) ♫♫

A Christmas Song

By Norman Williams

Christmas is coming. The goose is getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do.
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, Gold bless you.

Tonight the wide, wet flakes of snow

Drift down like Christmas suicides,

Layering the eaves and boughs until

The landscape seems transformed, as from

A night of talk or love. I’ve come

From cankered ports and railroad hubs

To winter in a northern state:

Three months of wind and little light.

Wood split, flue cleaned, and ashes hauled,

I am now proof against the cold

And make a place before the stove.

Mired fast in middle age, possessed

Of staved-in barn and brambled lot,

I think of that fierce-minded woman

Whom I loved, painting in a small,

Unheated room, or of a friend,

Sharp-ribbed from poverty, who framed

And fitted out his house by hand

And writes each night by kerosene.

I think, that is, of others who

Withdrew from commerce and the world

To work for joy instead of gain.

O would that I could gather them

This Yuletide, and shower them with coins.

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Heike 1 year, 9 months ago

This looks all so delicious !
We had cheesefondue on christmas eve, it tasts good, but is not really photogenic...smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 1 year, 9 months ago

Hahahaha, no it's not. smile My picture of the main course was blurred and so I couldn't post it.

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Francesc 1 year, 9 months ago

Fantastic Christmas Family set...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 9 months ago

My sister-in-law is very gifted to do this kind of decorations. Thanks Francesc

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 9 months ago

I am running out of adjectives to describe your posts. They are definitely worth watching and listening. Love the chime photos, the table setting is marvelous and incidentally we had the same food items on our brunch table, except the display and the photographs of the displays are much nicer than mine.  Lovely shots!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 9 months ago

Your comment made me a very happy person dear Camellia. Thank you so much dear friend.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 9 months ago

Oh, yeas I love peasant (alive in the fields and dead on a plate) and this one is very attractive photographed!
By the way very inviting set table and delicious food!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 9 months ago

Me too, but this one flew away smile Thanks dear Sigrid.

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Aniket Pant 1 year, 9 months ago

And I love the poem.
Also, nice to see the greenery outside at Xmas!  We've had minus 20 and snow here!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Aniket Pant 1 year, 9 months ago

It was cold out there, but nothing like minus 20. Thanks for both comments Aniket.

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Aniket Pant 1 year, 9 months ago

#7 Looks delicious!  Lox and Bagels is our Christmas breakfast since many years.  And # 9; the prosciutto and melon...  I can taste it!  Beautiful pictures - keep them coming!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Aniket Pant 1 year, 9 months ago

Just one more post and then I will return to Georgia. smile

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Daanish Farhan 1 year, 9 months ago

I cannot resist your food photos Antonio! 🤣 Especially that salmon in #6 😋😋

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Daanish Farhan 1 year, 9 months ago

I also didn't resist smile Thanks dear friend.

1 year, 9 months ago Edited
Daanish Farhan Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 9 months ago

😃😄

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Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 9 months ago

A fest for the eyes! I LOVE #7 &#9...get in my belly!  I really love the painting effect on #3 as well.  So cool!  Please make sure to save me a spot next year.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 9 months ago

As I said to AndISaw, my sister-in-law will have to buy a bigger table for Christmas 2018 smile

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Andi Saw 1 year, 9 months ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 9 months ago

It seems next year the table must be bigger smile Thanks dear friend

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Jill Bahm 1 year, 9 months ago

#4 So beautiful!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jill Bahm 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you so much Jill. My sister-in-law work, I just took the picture.christmas tree

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