"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Almost Christmas


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Yep.  Those are Christmas wreaths hanging on the porch posts.  I took these pictures earlier today while wearing a pair of shorts and a tee shirt.  There just may be something to that global warming.  Not really sure there is anything we can do about it, though.

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Those are begonias still blooming in the old whiskey barrels and the elephant ears haven’t even been touched by frost or freezing temperatures.

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We have lots of this stuff covering the ground this time of year.  We use quite a bit in our flower beds, and around the trees and shrubs in the yard; and also give trailer loads away.   I usually still have to burn some to get all of it off the grassy areas of our yard. 

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A storm is scheduled to blow through early tomorrow morning, and is forecast to bring our first below freezing temperatures of the season tomorrow night. A frosty dawn Friday, on the first day of the new Mayan Calendar. Smile


  1. Yep, we still have azalea blooms. You have a lovely house!

  2. And we have snow blowing its way to the ground. I-70 is closed from Oakley to Denver - and there you are with flowers still blooming!

  3. Perhaps you should take up pine needle basket weaving??

  4. Love the big old pine trees!

    I love running around without a jacket in the middle of December but the cold is coming on the 21st and we even may get a little snow in the mountains.

    Sorry, Emily, I would have to move south!

  5. No frost here in the coastal bend of Texas either!

  6. What a lovely, cozy looking home and yard!

    No, we can't do anything about the climate changes, but it sure is nice to be able to enjoy a beautiful day in shirt sleeves this time of year, isn't it? :)

  7. What a nice looking "Spead" you have...like those bears roaming around the property...have a safe trip and keep wearing those shorts and Hawaiian shirt...it got down in the 20's here in south Texas a couple days ago...and I got the title of "Village Idiot" from the neighborhood Chieftains as I was out there doing my normal 2 hour walk....Horst sends


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