Thursday, December 17, 2009

Creche blessed by the American flag

25 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Was there a snowman in Bethlehem for HIS birth? Where are the camels? Is that in your front yard? How many days has it been out there? What time do they turn on the Christmas lights? Is this the first year you've noticed the American flag with the creche? Do they play music in the background? Why don't more people in Ocala have an American flag and a creche in their front yard?

Lee Spangler said...

Somehow I don't think the magi were Americans or the rest of the family.

magiceye said...

beautifully composed and shot

Bergson said...

the snowman laughing in the corner

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful shot Jacob. I think the snowman stayed off to the side so he wouldn't hog the spotlight. He's one humble dude.

Small City Scenes said...

Just answer Leif's questions so we can get on with our lives. MB

Louis la Vache said...

Don't let anyone in The People's Republic of Berserkeley see this! They wouldn't let their firemen fly the American flag on the city's firetrucks in the wake of 9/11! And here we are mixing both Christianity AND the Flag!
Gaia will not be amused!

Vogon Poet said...

Interesting juxtaposition completed with the odd snow man...

Olivier said...

tres belle composition et je trouve tres americaine dans l'idée.

melanie said...

Marie et Joseph avaient compris que les Américains seraient les maîtres du monde.

Mais "être maître" crée des devoirs immenses ...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Shot !! Very nice.

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute créché, also I loved that little white snow guy!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

What I really, really like is the trumpeting angel.

Allison said...

Safe Leif is still all in a dither from his lunch with the belly dancers and can't gather his thoughts very well, I think...

brattcat said...

The snowman's twin brother lives up here in Vermont.

Jacob said...

@ Allison - Good morning, my Minnesota friend! Yes, he's all a-dither! Perhaps it is good he had an appointment and didn't cancel; he might have dithered hisself to death!

Hope all is well! I've heard that it's a little cool in Mpls. Is that true?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

A snowman, a creche an angel and the American flag - decorations to please just about anyone here.

Daryl said...

Interesting... do you watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart? Did you see Samantha Bee's interview about the Socialist Christmas ornament program?

Jarart said...

That is an interesting take on the Christmas theme.

Jacob said...

@ Small City Scenes - I can't answer his questions without upsetting the poor man. He lives his delusions! ;-)

Halcyon said...

I'm glad America blesses an Israeli birth. And I'm sure there were snowmen in Bethlehem. It's all authentic! ;-)

Per Stromsjo said...

What kind of a snowman is that? More like the unknown cousin of Ronald McDonald.

Jacob said...

@ Per Stromsjo - This is Florida. We're pretty crazy so we're allowed to have all kinds of snowmen and Santas.

Per Stromsjo said...

Good point, Jacob. As a matter of fact he reminds me of the symbol for our national near-monopoly ice-cream manufacturer.

Hilda said...

Patriotic and religious. I don't know if I'd like to be his neighbor.

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