E.J.Wilkins

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Epiphany

Epiphany was yesterday, 6th January, also known as Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day).

This Christian Festival marks the arrival of the Magi (three kings or wise men) - Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar - at Bethlehem with their gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

Some traditions suggest that this is the day for decorations celebrating Christmas to be taken down and hidden away,  perhaps linked with the information the Kings gave about the threat to Jesus' life by King Herod and the families' subsequent flight into Egypt.

This picture was taken last week, indoors at a local wildlife venue. It was pouring with rain outside and flash wasn't permitted. The picture has been cropped, and reduced in size to upload, nothing else.

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Epiphany

Epiphany was yesterday, 6th January, also known as Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day).

This Christian Festival marks the arrival of the Magi (three kings or wise men) - Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar - at Bethlehem with their gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

Some traditions suggest that this is the day for decorations celebrating Christmas to be taken down and hidden away,  perhaps linked with the information the Kings gave about the threat to Jesus' life by King Herod and the families' subsequent flight into Egypt.

This picture was taken last week, indoors at a local wildlife venue. It was pouring with rain outside and flash wasn't permitted. The picture has been cropped, and reduced in size to upload, nothing else.

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comments (8)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2007, 04:01
As I've said to you before, Ellie, I am really enjoying your Sunday series, always expectant for what will be next. You have done such a great job of reminding us of Epiphany. It has made me think about where our expression comes from when we say "I just had an epiphany!"

This pic feels very warm and "gentle" to me in it's celebration!
EJWilkins: Hi Ginnie smile I rather hoped to be able to share a picture of the old figures that are used where I live, but the weather has been so dreadful that taking a picture through rain-drenched perpex wouldn't have worked. This display was a nice surprise, just inside the entrance of the main building of where we went on New Year's Eve, none of the other pictures I tried to take that day worked, so this was an added bonus.
Having started a Sunday series, I'm going to have to make sure I've always got something relevant to upload, I'm realising that I may need to be a little creative from time to time. wink
Thanks, as always, for your lovely comment although I have to admit I've never heard the expression you've mentioned. I'll do my best to be in touch soon, when I've caught up with myself.
I am so glad that you have a very steady hand Ellie! It must have been almost dark in there. I would have been tempted to dash a shot off with a burst of flash and a quick "oops, sorry that was a mistake!!" Very nice photo Ellie. Well done. Warm wishes, Neil.
EJWilkins: I was rather pleased too Neil, it was a case of take a deep breath and hope for the best. This was the only picture from that day out that worked, all the others would have fitted nicely into the blurrist category wink I'm really looking forward to some sunlight, it would be quite a refreshing change, the weather here has been dreadful for too long.
  • Louis
  • 7 Jan 2007, 10:47
A great picture fitting the feast. So your christmas deco's are down?
EJWilkins: Thank you Louis smile Yes, our decorations are down ready for next Christmas.
  • shiv
  • 7 Jan 2007, 17:26
nice shot...!
the info made an interesting read...
EJWilkins: Thanks Shiv. smile
Hey Ellie. That's a very nice shot considering it's an indoor location. The description was a quite informative. At first glance, I thought the figures were scarecrows! I haven't seen Epiphany being celebrated in India, so had no clue as to what it was.
EJWilkins: Thanks Kedar. I'm glad you found it interesting, I learn a lot from other people's blogs too. The figures were made of hessian, which is like sacking, and you're right, at first glance they did look a bit like scarecrows.
  • Saratu
  • Aberdeen
  • 7 Jan 2007, 22:13
Hi Ellie,
I really do learn something new everyday. i didnt know the arrival of the Three Kings was celebrated. Thanks for that. Nice photo.
Good catch indoors Ellie, well done smile
What an interesting display! (I notice that old comments are still missing, although new ones are showing up now. Hope you get this one.)

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