Ron -- sis and I saw a pretty scene like yours on the way down the back streets to town yesterday and thought it was really a nice "centering" on the message of the season -- but this one of yours takes my breath away: makes it the center of your home and elevated so all can see! Really special and terrific work!
I just don't know how the (german) shepherd is going to get up there to keep the baby Jesus feet warm! (Seen by my sis on Facebook, real or set-up, a supposedly stray dog climbed into a town's creche and slept on the hay with the "baby.") Thanks for sharing!