Christmas Cactus As a silhouette, this would look like a Canadian or Snow Goose taking flight. But, it's not. It's a beautiful flower, somewhat magnified. This is a Christmas Cactus, blooming in our sunroom just two days ago. Christmas Cactus? A little late isn't it, or is it eight months early? This particular plant has … Continue reading RUKM!?
MERRY CHRISTMAS! I did not take this picture, but it had a calming effect on me, and hope it does for you too. Relax and enjoy the reason for this celebration. The New Year is just around the corner. Thought for the Day: Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart … Continue reading Christmas Past
Dress Sale, Nazareth - 2015 Thought for the Day: I don't know what to say, but it's Christmas, and we're all in misery.Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Every Christmas there is one toy that excites everyone. The Hover Ball takes the prize this year, provided by my daughter-in-law to the four youngest grandkids. A clear plastic sphere about the size of a tennis ball, filled with lights and a teeny-tiny weightless battery, and two sets of helicopter-type wings takes off from your … Continue reading Favorite Gift
I arrived an hour after sunrise, later than planned, but hopeful for a meaningful photo. The sun was still low enough to provide long shadows. The first measurable snow fall arrived over night, and I wanted a picture of fresh snow on the Christmas wreathes laid at each head stone in National Cemeteries. Green wreathes with … Continue reading Omaha National Cemetery
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thought for the Day: Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. Elsa Maxwell
It's a busy time of year so you catch a nap whenever and wherever you can ... even at the Durham Western Heritage Museum ... on Saturday ... during Christmas choir programs. Thought for the Day: I usually take a two hour nap from one to four. … Continue reading Naptime
Only eleven more days until Christmas, crunch time for preparations. Long lists of things to do: finding a tree, hanging outdoor lights, shopping, Christmas decorations from the attic, new ornaments, discarding broken ornaments, poinsettias, gathering firewood, card-writing, eggnog, donations, setting mouse traps, travel arrangements, nativity scene, jumper cables, baking, special church services, traffic, parties, visitations, school holiday concerts, … Continue reading Santa Claus
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thought for the Day: Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights ... James 1:17
Nothing adds more excitement to the Christmas season than visiting Santa Claus. The event is no longer limited to young children, although young children is what makes it special. Thought for the Day: Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ. Bart Simpson in "The Simpsons"
Advent is the period leading up to Christmas, where time is taken to prepare for the celebration of Christ's "coming". The tradition was started by German Lutherans in the 19th century, beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which falls between November 27 and December 3. Today, most western Christian churches follow this custom, and … Continue reading Advent Calendar
Merry Christmas! Thought for the Day: Every good and perfect gift is from above ... James 1:17
Helping my Mom make Christmas cookies is a fond memory for me. I got to do things in the kitchen during Christmas that I never thought of doing the rest of the year. Licking the cookie dough off the mixing beaters was a real treat, even if my tongue wouldn't reach all the way … Continue reading Helping Mom