Saturday, December 23, 2017


The Botanical Gardens put up their holiday display recently. Here's a couple of pix.

A poinsettia tree:

And an elf and snowman:

In town, yards are decorated, too. This Snoopy is in our neighborhood, looking cheerfully at us every time we go out or come in.

This is a festive house in another neighborhood:.

While this house... This house is...  I can't describe it. These people must really enjoy the holiday! Here's the front which is off a side road.

And here's just a part of the side on the main street. They must have ten or twenty inflatables!

And I can't help adding a photo of some of the candy I make once a year, usually at Christmas. This pan is going to the photography club's party. Pralines, fudge, peanut butter and divinity. About the only thing I can cook that tastes good!

Happy holidays, everyone!


  1. Some people do go overboard with the decorations!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. The decorations are so sweet, funny and overboard at the same time.

    Merry Christmas !
    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

    1. Definitely overboard! So much so that they really put everyone in the Christmas spirit!

  3. I love the decorations! When I was a kid, there was a house hear us that was so decked out for Christmas, it looked like a gingerbread house. I loved it. I wish Collin could have grown up with such wonderful things.

    1. I bet Collin has his own great memories of Christmases past! I keep thinking back to the old carols that talk about 'decking the halls with boughs of holly' and imagine how people enjoyed those customs. But today we have our own way of celebrating the holidays and that will be just as nostalgic for the kids growing up now, won't it?


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