Sunday, December 31, 2023

Wise Words On Sunday

 I thought this was beautiful and something to ponder...

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Saturday Critters #524

It's been a while since I have been on any sort of walk in nature...
or for a drive around Lake of the lilies.
I was excited to see these...

 - big birds among the reeds & weeds -

It is thought that Great Egrets migrate south for winter...
they are known to migrate as far south as the West Indies or southern Central America.
They migrate during the day in small flocks.
I have never seen them here during the winter, yesterday I saw 2 at the lake.
I wonder if they are getting a late start or if the will be spending the winter here, 
I will keep watch over them.

Great Blue Herons are present here year round and are very familiar.

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Thursday, December 28, 2023

Christmas Day

 I am going to give Christmas Day a quick tally up.
Youngest son Mike was here for a week, we took him back to the airport yesterday,
it was really great to have him home, I miss him already.

Christmas morning was pretty quiet, Mike opened his gifts, and we had coffee cake for breakfast.

He's wearing the hat I made him for Christmas.

There was not much of a mess, 
I remember such grand messes from yesteryear...
they always made me smile.

We went to my nieces house around 1 pm, 
we only buy gifts for my great nieces Addie and Lorelei.
None of the adults exchange presents.

For Lorelei...

For Addie...
I made the hats for them and they looked beautiful wearing them!

We always have Chinese takeout for dinner, it was hot and fresh,
really delicious and no one had to cook!

We played this "Left*Right" game again...
if you have a crowd, it is a really fun game to play!

We had a great couple days with family and an awesome week with Mike.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Our Christmas Light Drive

 We went on our traditional drive to see the Christmas lights.
Most of these homes were in Spring Lake, and affluent seashore community,
not the town we live in but a town close by.
More often than not, the homes were decorated with clear lights, in a very "classy" fashion.

These next homes are in my hometown and they go all out with their Christmas decorations.

I got to meet the big guy, he was out delivering packages and he stopped to give me a hug.

- my favorite color is christmas lights -

Monday, December 25, 2023

Happy Holidays

whatever you celebrate... all a good night!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Saturday Critters #523

 I am sharing some unconventional critters today, nonetheless, 
these critters are perfect for the holiday season.
Part of the "Christmas Light Fight" as shown on television, I have really enjoyed the series this year.
If you are not familiar with the show, it features over the top Christmas decorations
on homes throughout the United States.
People compete to win a cash prize and trophy for having the best decorations on that particular show.
It is a series, and the hubs and I have enjoyed many of them so far.

These were all hand made by a very talented man who skillfully crafted these animals from 
metal rods or rebar that was formed to the shape of these animals.

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