Monday, December 24, 2007

Midnight Walk


Lana and I took a midnight walk last night under the full moon at the Flatwoods Preserve. It was light enough to see colors up close, but also marked our first really cold night. We had to scrape frost from the car windsows before driving, and after about an hour in the briskness we were ready to get home and curl up with a warm cup of coffee laced with brandy.

Today it is much milder, but the sky is that shade of gray that suggests a long afternoon nap to me. This will probably be my last post for a few days. Josh and his girlfriend will be out Wednesday and we'll celebrate our Christmas then. I need to clean up a bit around the place today, then kick back with eggnog and a good book tomorrow.

In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. It's been great getting to know everyone here and making new friends. I'll leave you with a few pictures of our Christmas trees.



16 comments:

SQT said...

Merry Christmas.

I wouldn't mind some spiked eggnog myself. ;)

Sidney said...

Beautiful pics. The sun is high and bright today for us, reminding me of walks on past Christmas Eves. It's shaping up to be a good holiday.

eric1313 said...

Merry Christmas and onward to a new year.

My Christmas tree this year is a picture of one. That's really bad.

A good book sounds like just the cure for for a blue Christmas. Think I'll start one tonight after I post up.

Peace out.

the walking man said...

Then the best of the season for you will be a day late but at least you had a healthy start to it frost, walking in the preserve with your your woman and some good 'ol coffee with booze.

Don't bather to clean up to much though you might forget where you put something important.

Peace

mark

Julie said...

....and to you both. We're chilling out for a couple of days with IT son after the Christmas rush. Mild here now, but raining; not walking weather. Just cracking open the advocaat....Cheers!

Michelle's Spell said...

Merry Christmas to you and Lana! Love the pictures -- hope you're having a wonderful day!

Steve Malley said...

Merry Christmas!

Church Lady said...

Wow! What beautiful trees and flowers!
I've been meaning to ask if your parks are open 24/7. Our parks (in Baltimore area) close at dusk. Midnight walks sound so romantic...
:-)

Shauna Roberts said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with your son tomorrow!

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas to you and Lana and have a wonderful New Year :)

Jack said...

Merry Christmas. Ahhh egg nog. Those trees are beautiful.

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks everyone.

Anndi said...

You always have such wonderful pictures!

Hope your Christmas was filled with Peace and that the New Year will bring you continued inspiration and love.

Lana Gramlich said...

Church Lady; Most of the parks in the area post hours of "dawn 'til dusk," but not many are fenced with closeable gates. ;)

Erik Donald France said...

Charles, that looks great -- and I need to get hold of some eggnog soon, before the new year. . .

Travis said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!