Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!...

Here's to a 
Happy New Year.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas.....

Peace and Joy
go out to 

Merry Christmas...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's Beginning...

...to look a lot like

As you may know, I collect Santas.
I'm trying to control this, and only get ONE each year.

Here's this year's.
It's a Jim Shore design.  I like his whimsical figures.
The birds and birdhouses fit in with my other obsession of gardening.

 I like to find Santas when we're on trips.
This one was found in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, this fall.

Add to the collection...add to the memories of the find.

Hope your holiday preparations are coming along smoothly.

Happy Gardening...

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunset, Sunrise...

Hello December...

We've had some beautiful weather, the last few days

Last night, the sunset was beautiful.

Pinks and purples and golds...
looking out across the creek, from the back deck.

Then, by the time I got out to the front, there were deeper purples and golds.

Then, when I went out this morning for the paper...

another beautiful sky.

Nature IS the best artist.

We're forecast to be in the 80s the next couple days,
then, another Arctic Blast.
Freezing weather, and maybe more rain, by the weekend.


Speaking of harsh weather...
our son-in-law hasn't found a new job yet here.
His old boss called and asked him to come back up north.
This time, North Dakota!  

They lived there before, so he knows what to expect.
He got there yesterday....just in time to get the beginning of our 
Arctic Blast.

In North Dakota, Arctic Blasts are MUCH more serious than here.

So, when we're whining this weekend about the cold,
we'll keep in mind that cold is another one of those things in nature that are
relative to place.


Now, I need to go get the pumpkins put away, and get out the 
Christmas decorations.  

Happy Gardening...