Monday, December 20, 2010

A Few Holiday Decorations

Our Santa Claus got a new place to reside this year. Right by the front door so all could see that he was keeping an eye on things around our house.
Inside the house a series of figurines take their usual place on the mantel. A lady that lives near Wichita designed these. We have a few of her creations.
Some of them may be more Winter themed than Christmas themed, but we like them.
After all, isn't it the memories what it is all about.
Our climate is not real conducive to ice skating, but we can still dream.
Back outside, just after Thanksgiving, we work on the fir tree in the front yard. We have close to 450 lights and "balls" we hang each year. The neighbors will begin hounding us to get the lights up if we delay even a day or two. Each year this darn tree gets a little taller and a little harder to manage. We enlisted the help of our son this year to help put up the lights.
And a night shot.
Hope everybody has a safe and wonderful holiday season. Spend time with your families. Maybe drink a little, but certainly laugh a lot.


  1. Dear CPA3485 (Jimbo):

    What a beautiful Christmas tree!
    Merry Chistmas to you and your family.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

  2. That Christmas tree looks fantastic. I feel guilty now not doing the work to make our two hemlocks in the front yard look so festive.

    Merry Christmas!

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

  3. Jack,
    The tree is pretty special to us. And a merry one to you and yours also.


  4. Steve,
    I still fondly remember a picture of a certain Vespa with a tree on the back. This is like the 14th year for us to decorate the tree. I'm worried that we will have to rent scaffolding soon to get to the top. But we have it down to a fine science and it only takes a couple of hours to accomplish the lighting. We'll take it down just after New Years.
    And a merry season to you and yours as well. Thanks for popping by.

  5. Is that meant to be you in the second picture? The tree looks terrific!