Saturday, January 22, 2011

Working Hard for the Holiday

A church in my town has a Nativity Scene with live animals. I stopped by there early one morning right before Christmas to visit the animals.



"I know you have food in your pocket"


"I like big butts and I cannot lie."


"My grandfather was a zebra"


These sweeties spent all their time wrapped around each other


"Yo! Wise Men! I think my water broke"


27 comments:

Snappy Di said...

LMAO,,.

Yes, the older I get and the wiser I become, it has occurred to me when looking in the mirror that big butts are okay.

Di
wink wink

ladyfi said...

What a fun nativity scene!

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is such a cool nativity scene! I've never seen one with live animals.

The shots and captions are priceless, my dear!

xxoo
Gina

Ralph said...

These animals know their parts, and play them to perfection. The manger scene seems dynamic due to the animal's presence. The have the inquisitive look at the photographer of kids (the human kind, that is :)

A fun visit, the tame animals just acting naturally...

jabblog said...

Lovely idea. What handsome animals they all are. I love the floppy ears on the goats - or are they sheep?

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow shots.

Soft shade of shadows at Nostalgic Marvelingplease come and see. Have a great weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, these are absolutely delightful shadow shots! And what a huge smile and laugh you've started my day off with, Dianne! Thanks for that!! I love the live animals and they seem to be enjoying themselves! Fantastic! You and Hope have a wonderful day, sending you both big hugs!

Sylvia

Tracy said...

Dianne,
You put such a delightful spin on the Nativity Scene...I loved it! I'm certain those are the thoughts the animals had when they accompanied Mary and Joseph. :)

Jidhu Jose said...

Wow...super shots

Woody said...

I like the 'zebra' shot, the shadows enhance the spots in the fur, cool!

Gary said...

Great series especially the comments. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

EG Wow said...

LOVE your captions!! You are sooo funny!

Serendipity said...

I've never seen a nativity like that. And I love the captions too! Nice shadows and reflections :-)

Sarah said...

I love these shots! What a lovely idea to have real animals in the nativity scene like that.

Karen said...

Great shots and giggles Dianne!

Kay Dennison said...

Just when I think you've out done yourself, you outdo yourself!!!!!

Sally in WA said...

Nice set of shots. A couple of your captions made me giggle.

sue said...

These are such fun, they remind me to lighten up

Hey Harriet said...

Great photos and your comical captions were an absolute joy! Had me chuckling! :)

Gattina said...

Cute pictures ! There is still a nativity scene ?? We also have real sheeps in the big nativity scene in Brussels. But it's all gone since begtinning of January.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Now that is funny...I had a friend that started with two pygmy goats one year, in a few years time he had a herd...prolific lil' buggers, but cute!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I never heard of a "live nativity"...what a glorious concept. Fabulous photos.

SHELL SHADOW

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/shadowy-existence-amongst-dust.html


Hope your weekend has been treating you well.

BJ Roan said...

Too funny! Love the lovers. ;)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Haha. Funny to see the "people" behind the fencing...makes them look like they are the one caged.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

IF SHADOWS COULD TALK

If shadows could talk,
Just what would they say?
If you listen close,
You’ll hear them, you may.
Shadows do chatter
And gossip and talk
In the store windows,
Along the sidewalk,
Over the mountains,
On prairie and plain,
Begging for sunshine
And not days of rain;
Emboldened by light,
The stark shadows say:
“We’re out for a lark,
Please join us at play!”


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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lisaschaos said...

I love the two wrapped together! I bet ya that goat had twins!

Daryl said...

Gotta learn to read and not skim .. I was going to ask how long they leave the nativity up but I see now these pix are from BEFORE Christmas .. sorry .. love the captions!!!!!