Friday, December 21, 2007
Ahhhh...... a peaceful walk.......
I took a break from all of the craziness and took a walk in the woods right next to where we live. I love walking in the woods in any season, but today when I was walking it was snowing lightly and except for the occasional bird chirping, it was very quiet and peaceful......aaaahhhhhhhhh........ relax ........ I took my clippers with me,too, to cut some greens for decorations ..... then sat for a couple of minutes on my bench at the edge of our yard where it merges into the woods.
OK! break over !!! Back to decorating, (but at a more relaxed pace ... at least for a second or two....) . Every year at Christmas I drag my dad's vintage skiis out of the attic and put them on our side porch with fresh greens and red ribbons. Dad bought these skiis when he was in junior high school back in the early 1940's from Sears, I think. They have the old bear trap bindings, and the poles are pointy metal and look pretty dangerous!
Anyhow, look what else is still on our side porch. Yep, those 3 pumpkins. And it looks like some critter has been munching on them ..... Yep, there's the guilty party (second to last picture) -- that squirrel (and probably his family and friends) sitting on the little shelf under my bench. (if you click on the picture and enlarge it you can see Mr. Squirrel much better.) I was going to toss these pumpkins out in the woods, but instead decided to go with the flow, leave them on the porch, and decorate them for Christmas for the critters to enjoy. (I may still have to move this stuff off of the porch since we go in and out of this door all of the time and I do NOT want a squirrel to get into the house !!! (just like the Griswolds ..... that would just make my day!!!! NOT !!!)
OK -- back to decorating -- maybe.....
Mary Anne (aka Mare)