This is the day the Lord has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.
You'll wish that summer could always be here!
Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Counting Up to Christmas
This Advent calendar also appears annually in our house. 24 doors hide 24 birds -- an assortment of bluejays, cardinals, goldfinches, robins, and one or two varieties we can't quite identify. On Christmas Day a white dove appears to perch on the roof.
This calendar always puts me in mind of The Birds' Christmas Carol, a sweet and sentimental story by Kate Douglas Wiggin that actually has nothing to do with birds.