I've been having a blast with the Christmas cheer/chores this year. I guess it just adds a little variety and sparkle to the days. We don't go hog wild on decorations beyond the tabletop arrangements, 2 trees (small and medium), and lights outside and in the windows. We're lazy and leave the trees "dressed", except for the topper and icicles, and stashed, covered, in closets upstairs.
|Pulsing fiber optic twinkle lights make this little tree my favorite.|
It resides in a high-traffic area where it can readily be seen.
(Not a very "atmospheric" shot I'm afraid.)
This year I picked up a small, lighted ceramic church from a local charitable thrift and I just love it.
|Here's mine on a mirrored tabletop.|
I will say that one of the bloggers I read (and enjoy very much) has this whole humongous Christmas village complete with a train. She is on a 140-acre hobby farm in central Pennsylvania. She put up a youtube video of their Christmas Village - here's a link for your enjoyment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoqaVZ-Q9MoLINK.
A couple of shots taken from across the lake by my neighbor Ralph shows our 5 unit building as the evening descends. Another beautiful winter sunset on display. Thank you Ralph!
I enjoyed another lunch alfresco with my good friend Nancy up in the Ortega area of Jacksonville. Snapped a few shots of the hoity-toity neighborhood nestled against the river. Anybody have an extra few million $$?
Meanwhile, Ed's been getting some kayaking in down on Black Creek. A few years back our cruising buddies Shawn and Joe gifted us with a kayak they weren't using and we've been putting it to good use ever since. Here's how it works:
If you have read about our 2nd car, a 2008 Ford Taurus X, you'll know we modified the back to facilitate our camping needs. (See the above Tents & SUV's page). This is so perfect for loading/unloading the kayak. Easy-peasy!
Other than that I've been staying busy sending Christmas cards, wrapping up the odd gift or 3, plus, on the crafting front I've been making the popular DIY project 'Plastic Hanger Snowflakes'. Not finished yet, but here's the start. It's fun and I have the perfect spot for them if I can get it in gear and get them finished up. 😊 Stay tuned for the *big* reveal.