Saturday, December 20, 2008

Man-child on the burro

Donkeys are the best! This unique manger scene inside a warm donkey was made in Peru.
A very moving telling of the trip to and from Bethlehem, as told by the donkey, was written by cowboy poet and veterinarian, Dr. Baxter Black. You can find it here.
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37 comments:

Jedediah said...

That's an unusual manger scene, but I love the idea. The story is hreat, too, thanks for linking it.

Yaelian said...

Found your blog only today, and I have been reading some of it, a really delightful blog and I love your pictures:-)

Petrea said...

That's a charming scene, nicely discovered, Dina.

Happy Hannukah, coming sooner to your part of the globe than to mine. I look forward to your posts about this holiday in Jerusalem.

Dina said...

Shalom Jedediah, thanks!

Welcome Yaelian. Kiitos. Wow, you are a Finnish blogger in Tel Aviv, did I understand right?

Dina said...

Hi Petrea, I found the donkey at Heifer Ranch International Gift Shop and couldn't resist buying it. I'll try to get some Chanuka pictures in town. Happy holidays to you.

Yaelian said...

Thanks, Dina. I am actually living in Holon, just near Tel Aviv.

Petrea said...

Chanuka. So many spellings! I wasn't sure which one to use. I like this one better. I think the one without the C is anglicized, or "easy-ized" or something.

Fida said...

Blessed be the cowboy dr's heart! And the artist who came up with such a lovely idea! Tks for sharing!
HAPPY HANUKKAH to you! I guess that must be quite a magical time in Jerusalem!

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for this post. Some Christmas celebrations are so unique and interesting. Shabbat shalom.

Dina said...

Yaelian, Holon, ah, that's why your profile pic is orange blossoms!

Petrea, "easy-ized"--hehe, I like that word. Yeah, it is hard to transliterate a sound you don't have in English (or can't say). I think in the official phonetic alphabet it would be x. Xanuka??

Fida, I really had some tears the first time I heard Baxter read that story on the radio in Arkansas.
Fida, a "magical time"? Well, it's fun, esp. for kids. But the Church takes the prize for high drama in December.

Petrea said...

I can say it! You'd be surprised.

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice take on the theme!

I played too :)

Dina said...

Petrea, I'm not surprised. Sorry for generalizing...
Can you teach me how to pronounce French? My nun friends here chuckle when I address the soeurs as "sir" or "soor."

ratmammy said...

Very different! thanks for posting!

Pietro said...

An unusual image indeed.
Thanks for sharing, Dina.

Petrea said...

My French pronunciation is okay, but I still sound like an American. You're better off learning from Marie-Noyale or any other of your vraiment French amis.

Catherine said...

I feel that Donkeys are one of your favorite animals, aren't they?
You spoke to me previously about donkeys of the nativity Santons.

Catherine said...

Happy beginning of Hanuka for tomorrow.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

really cute!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

This is nice. I always associated the donkey with the Bethlehem story so this is really appropriate, I think. But I have so much learning to do... but it's really beautiful.
I hope all is well.
((Hugs))
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

babooshka said...

It such a cute image and so very different to others stories.

Kay said...

Happy Chanukah, Dina. I enjoyed this story very much. Thank you for sharing the link.

Ann said...

How unusual.

Isle Dance said...

What a unique sight! :o)

USelaine said...

Happy Xanuka! (that's a keeper) Such a globe spanning journey you have ahead of you! Stay rested and well, friend.

Susie of Arabia said...

I love nativities and this one is so unusual and adorable. The donkey forming the manger is so creative. I miss my nativity collection - it's packed up in the states.

Lakshmi said...

a very interesting picture..thanks for sharing ..and it does go with the season...have a great week

Raising Addie said...

Very neat! Thank you for sharing!

Kisses
Addie

Maria said...

Happy Chanukah, Dina,and thank your for sharing the beautiful story told by the cowboy!
I love your photo, its really creative!
Thank you for your visit on my blog and I also wish you peaceful holidays!
Hugs, Maria

Elizabeth said...

Merry Christmas.
What a beautiful place you live!

jordaenne said...

beautiful Dina.
Very sweet.
I went to a native church here in Canada that contained a crèche scene in a teepee.It was cool.

Day4plus said...

Isn't baxter Black wonderous.
Monday is the first day of Hanukkah. Shalom! MB

Reader Wil said...

Shalom Chanuka! And many more to come for you and your family.

Ice Pony Goddess said...

Oh...I like that.

ramblingwoods said...

I came to catch up..How exciting to go meet your grandbaby. It must be so hard living so far away.

Misty Dawn said...

I love the manger scene - very unique and beautiful!

I know of Dr. Baxter Black! We read his writings in a farming journal on a regular basis.

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

Dina you were right. Your crib is even more minimalist than mine :-) I like it so much !!! Ah I forgot to say -in my caption- that I bought the stable many yeras ago in Bethlehem :-)