Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

This Year's Tree
(with oak table made for Jane Clare)
This Year's Family Photo
(taken at Thanksgiving)

This Year's Christmas Card Photo
(taken last May in Burano, Italy)

"Are you willing ... to own, that probably the only good reason for your existence is not what you are going to get out of life, but what you are going to give to life; to close your book of complaints against the management of the universe and look around you for a place where you can sow a few seeds of happiness ... to make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings ...? Then you can keep Christmas.” (Henry van Dyke)

2 comments:

Anne said...

What a good-looking bunch of people. Well done!

Clover said...

Merry Christmas, from a fellow Autrey who just happened to stumble onto your site. Have a good one and the best for the new year.