Thursday, December 16, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Ahhhh!  Snow at the Lake!  From my writer's loft the panorama of winter in all her glory is dazzling.  The Lake glows grey-green against the snowy shoreline.  White-trimmed tree branches frame the picture-perfect scene.  A magnificent lead-up to Christmas.  May you all enjoy a peaceful, blessed holiday as we march into the New Year.  Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Visions of sugarplums...

Smith Mountain Lake is one festive place to celebrate the holidays--everything from a boats-decorated-for- Christmas parade to programs and pageants and concerts everywhere you look.  So far, we've attended three stellar performances.  First, the Bedford Symphony.  Unbelievable talent and dedication from the musicians and director and an awesome, unique hoiday presentation.  Then, our church cantata with 29 voices blending and soaring to double or triple the expected sound.  Last night it was Lessons and Carols at Ferrum College--student performances that dazzled and inspired.  We hope to attend the musical presentation at the Old Meeting House in Bedford again this year.  In past years we've been mesmerized by the acapella renderings of 17th and 18th century carols by a small, but talented ensemble.  In the candle-lit 1830's meeting house, I am immediately transported to Christmas past. Happy holidays to all!