All that snow I talked about in my last post disappeared with the mild temperatures we’ve had lately, but … forecast is for possible blizzard conditions tomorrow with 4-10” accumulation. We’ll see what happens!
It’s almost 10 pm on Sunday night, so this will be a quick post. Really this post is for Sue, as I promised to put up some photos of our Christmas decorations. So … here ya go, girlfriend!
I confess to this being the earliest I have put up decorations, having them out and up about a week before Thanksgiving. I know that’s early, but there was snow on the ground, it was cold, it’s our first holiday season in a sticks-n-bricks home again in about 8 years, and Dave and I both really like Christmas.
Decorations box – items we used in the RV
The stocking Dave gave me Christmas 2005 in Scotland. It became the doggies’ stocking after that.
In the RV, we had a small – about a foot high – tree that had fiber optic lights on it powered by a battery. We wanted something a bit larger now that we have more room. So we bought a 4-foot artificial tree, some ornaments, a topper and … icicles!
I’d either forgotten how to do this or was the victim of poor packaging!
The end result wasn’t bad, after all! The “snow” at the bottom is the old-fashioned cotton kind, but has iridescent fibers in it, so it shimmers or “twinkles” a bit when the tree lights are on. Pretty nifty, actually.
That’s the little “RV” tree in the center. That’s the front living room window.
Last Wednesday, we drove down to the visitors center/park at the lake. The town lighting ceremony was the weekend prior, but we didn’t attend. That’s an evening of “lighting” downtown for the holidays, a parade, bonfire, and cider/hot cocoa at the visitors center. Maybe next year!
Trees in the park at the visitors center
It was really breezy that night, so the trees were swaying – interesting effect with the lights.
Hey! Look! Now I just need some snow! And figure out how to lace my boots to ‘em!
Gotta get the car washed frequently up here with all the snow and salt.
Bought some sweaters which will be donated to our local shelter.
Ciao for now!
Thanks for stopping by! Ya’ll be safe out there, okay?