Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Seasonal Scenes

Just some shots taken while walking the streets of Newport today and yesterday, catching the town in festive garb amidst the snow of the weekend storm. Even though the next two days may take us close to 40ºF (4ºC), most of that snow will still be there for a white Christmas.

Okay, I can't help myself. I deliberately mentioned a white Christmas up there because that's where my mind is these days. I just contributed a post to the Just A Song blog yesterday, the subject being Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" as sung by Bing Crosby, and I posted the famous clip from the movie Holiday Inn. So forgive me if I post the video again. I just can't help myself!

Photos & text © 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

    I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

    So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Vánoce; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

    With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!

  2. Beautiful pictures as expected. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. @ Kris - Dude, you've got everybody covered. Good work!

    Dot - Thanks. Save me some skibsøl!

  4. Great video, great movie! We're watching it tonight. Right now, I'm listening to the original New England Christmastide LP. I'm pretty sure that I bought it at Waterloo Records in Austin lo these many years ago. Happy Holidays!

  5. I'm glad you couldn't help yourself! Joyous yuletide, my friend!