"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Stroll: Tree & Church & Water

'Tis the season of parties. On our way to one last night there was a Christmas Tree Photo Op.

Our tree has many, many birds on it, from a flamingo to a blue jay and everything in between. A few weeks ago this snowy owl followed me home from London.

We have lots of other interesting critters hanging--many pigs, several moose, lobsters, a beaver, a Highland cow, flocks of sheep. Somebody who knows about my sock monkey fetish sent me this one.

There are people ornaments, too. Including actual characters from my novel!

Lower down on the tree, curious Ruth finds an object of interest. Not a real apple.

When this one approaches the tree, I get nervous. She has a way of finding trouble...but no mishaps so far.

This morning at church--the not-so-Little Town of Bethlehem.

The Bethlehem-ites are still in their boxes, soon to be displayed.

Our potluck Christmas party was delicious--as always--and a great success.

On our way home, we stopped to wash all the post-blizzard muck from the Honorable Vice Chair's car, using water in its liquid form.

And back at the little lake...water in a more solid form. The ice is coming in!

I think some ice might fall from the sky later. This Sunday started out sunny, and now is grey and raw. Perfect for a lovely big log fire in the downstairs sitting room!

Thanks for coming by. To keep strolling, head over to Aisling's blog.

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