Where is my garden? Where are my Dogs? This photo along with yesterday’s photo represent nine days of leaf fall. That’s right only nine days. Up till now, I’ve been able to keep up with the mess. But I’ve decided to let it be for a few more days, because I find these drifts very beautiful.
The big dump has begun and is begging me to mess up my plans for a fun weekend in order to clean it up. I’d rather take long walks while enjoying the wonderful weather we are having and spend the remainder of my time continuing to build a brand new website and blog utilizing new tricks like jquery, media queries, HTML5, and CSS3 along with the newly upgraded WordPress as the backend power. And no, I’m not kidding. I have several website design jobs that I need to tackle ASAP. Learning new digital tricks will always be an integral part of my life if I want to remain viable as a designer. With print media such as newspapers and magazines disappearing, I really have no other choice.
Coral Bark Japanese Maples when stripped of their leaves blaze into a riot of red during the winter months and provide a flashy contrast to their dormant neighbors. This color, I am told, intensifies as the temperature drops, and since these two trees are new to my yard, it will be my first winter to verify if this rumor is true or not.
dressed up like dolls. If we don’t look ecstatic to see Santa, it’s because Win and I learned early on not to take him very seriously. Not once did he ever bring us what we had asked for. The usual presents for me were more hats, gloves, underwear, slippers, socks, and nightgowns. I know, I should be grateful. At least I wasn’t running around naked.
I’m pretty sure that number holder thing also served as an ashtray. Everybody smoked in those days, including Santa.
My annual bit of holiday fun was mailed last week. If you normally receive a card from me but haven’t received this one yet, don’t worry, it’s on its way. Snail mail isn’t what it use to be.
I kept the inside greeting pretty tame to compensate for those who may be offended by the lizard wearing the santa hat: Well no… It’s definitely not your typical innocent holiday card. But look at it this way, there’s snow, a sleigh, a glowing church, and a santa hat. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
I’m pleased to say that there has been only positive feedback so far.