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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Narnia and Beyond

I used my limited knowlege of my Paint Program to create a "better" clock. My imagination can not be explained otherwise. :D

I confess that I've recently watched The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe again. Perhaps that is why, every time I look out my window and see this tree, the spot where a limb was removed looks like a giant clock. If I start hearing ticking, I'll let you know.

Over the weekend, I had a nice catch-up conversation with friends who are married to each other. He loves this movie; she has never seen it and doesn't care to. She isn't "into fantasy" she says. I told her that there is a far cry between fantasy and allegory. Far. Way far. I encouraged her to watch this movie in preparation for going to see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It'll be fun to learn if her curiosity was piqued at all when I see them again Christmas Eve. (It is my fond hope to see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader next week and I'd love to have them go with us.)

Okay, I am certain that I hear that clock ticking...gotta run. Is there a big old clock ticking in your world, too?

(My apologies for having this post get away from me last evening with its being posted, removed, and returned. Perhaps I'm too analytical because I'd really like to know what happened. The post dating thing just didn't hold. Anyway, it's all straightened around now.)


  1. When I opened your blog this morning, my first thought was that it was a clock, too. Maybe a reflection? I'm so glad you explained it. We really liked that movie. We'll have to see the sequel. Please do let us know what you think of it. Oh, perfect picture for a lead in to the movie.

  2. Morning Diane~ Oops, another oversight...this is photoshopped to make it look even more like a clock. Sorry!

  3. Hi Vee! Guess who finally got a minute away from a very active little boy to explore blog-land? Me!! Currently Mickey Mouse is holding his attention since he's running sluggish on a belly full of oatmeal!
    Your photo os beautiful! I am an avid Narnian ... Narnia-ite ... or whatever random name they will come up with for fans in the future.
    I hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas. I miss you dear friend!

  4. Warren and I have not seen the new Narnia movie yet...maybe this weekend. The kids saw it though and liked it, although they were miffed at the changes from the book.
    I loved reading these books aloud to the kids...

  5. I'm my home the tables are turned, I love these kinds of movies but my husband does not. I've seen the first two and will have to wait until this one hits cable.

    Great imagination in the photo :)

  6. We are huge Narnia fans here! We've read through the series 3 times and have seen all the movies. We went to see Voyage on the weekend that it opened. My youngest daughter's birthday was that weekend and that's what she wanted to do. It does veer from the book some, but the basics are still there and it is really good! I hope you get a chance to see it sometime.

  7. -chuckle- Even while busy, busy, you are so creative. :-)

    I love any weather conditions, which make you want to liken it, to Narnia. Cherry Menlove has been doing that, and the UK is able to foster this thought, this Christmas. :-)

    Gentle Christmas hugs...

  8. We've always been a fan of C S Lewis. Read all his books!

    Yes, the clock is ticking but I am content that this year my holiday will be simplier than ever. Sometimes it's good to get back to basics. :)

  9. That really does look like a clock!!
    I've read Narnia but have never watched the movie.

  10. I love, love, the Narnia series. In fact, yesterday, while wrapping gifts, I put on the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! I'm looking forward to the Voyage of the Dawntreader, probably in the New Year - maybe not until the DVD is released. We'll see.

  11. I was so impressed with the original that I will surely expect to see the new one too.
    OH . .I`ll have to look around for a clock in my trees. You have a fantastic imagination and it is fun to see the world through your eyes.

  12. Oh yes, we hear that clock ticking! Can't wait to see this movie. With computerized special effects now, these fantasy movies are more fun than ever!

  13. Here's from someone who has not seen any of the Narnia movies. But my granddaughters are seeing the new one right at this moment.

    Oh yes...the clock is ticking over here!

  14. I had to read this post when you titled it Narnia. I love all of the Chronicles and have seen the first 3 movies. My husband and I saw Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2D and enjoyed it alot. I think you will have fun when you watch it.

  15. Yes, clocks are ticking here too, ticking way too fast. I love that movie and want to see the new one too. Maybe next week I will get to go. I am always curious as to how the movie compares to the book. Hope it is good!

  16. The clock is actually speeding up here. I'm up at 3 a.m. thinking about all that needs to be done. You'll notice I said thinking and not doing.

    BTW, that pic on your sidebar has my mouth watering.

    Have a wonderful time preparing for Christmas.

  17. Love the Narnia movies, watched Prince Caspian again tonight alone on the couch.... can't wait to see Voyage.... maybe Christmas Day after all the hoopla is over, it would be a wonderful way to end it.

    Happiest of Holidays to you and yours, Vee... I know it will be a different one for you.

  18. Do like what you have done to the tree! And I like the spring wreath at the window with the snow outside.


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