...the dirty deed...well, some of it anyway.
There's a new nativity scene coming this weekend, but at least Santa's up on the rooftop, click click click...boy, talk about your sacro-secular conflicts...
Theological issues aside, I made a pretty good run at the outdoor decorating, including in the courtyard...
|one of those presents better have my name on it|
And I even got my aluminum "window tree” up in the living room:
|I admit it, I'm pretty proud of myself for stealing this idea.|
Of course, what I did is nothing compared to all the Christmas carnage wrought when Hurricane Karen blew through the place…besides constructing her annual forest of Christmas trees...
|that's "her" tree in the TV room...|
|...one in the corner by my "office"...|
|...another in our bedroom...|
|...and lights on "the little tree that could" in our backyard.|
...she also splashed buckets of holiday cheer all around the house, including the nativity scene on the mantel, along with the fireplace decor:
In the Can't Deny Reality department, I finally admitted defeat at the cold, compassionless hands of Mother Nature and closed up my backyard wiffle golf course this past week...
I did however "walk 9" on my little course the day before when temps crept up into the mid 40's.
Did pretty well, too...just about bogey golf for the round.
Now next year, when I kill all the moles, put in 3 more greens, add some sand traps, improve the tees...
It's gonna be a tough winter.
And speaking of closing up shop, Larry's just about ready to do the same up north at his cottage, so it will be awhile before we're treated to any more scenes like this...
Yep, that's what you think it is...a bald eagle stopped by and spent some time looking regal and majestic.
Did a nice job, too.
Can you believe Benjamin Franklin thought turkeys were better than eagles?
He said unlike eagles, the turkey "...is a respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America...a Bird of Courage".
I'm sorry, but as you can see they don't even know the basics of putting etiquette:
Besides, eagles are Biblical...
|my aluminum "window tree” - suspended in mid-window - before decorating...|
|...and what it looks like from outside.|
|he's a braver soul than I|
|the leader of the free world. I know; I'm scared, too.|
|did he happen to mention his pal Corn Pop?|
|our new nativity set is on its way|
|wanna know the story behind mr. smiley face rock?|
That's a wrap...
Our sincere thanks for stopping by and gawking at us in slack jawed wonder.
Now go on, git.
later, mcm fans...
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