My enthusiasm for the holidays is remote but - despite this fact - I've decided to offer a few visual tokens of the season.
Translate that for us, Jon.
Okay. Here are some haphazard photos I took this weekend. Well, all except for this one:
Since I don't have a fireplace here in Tennessee, I decided to warm you up with an old photo of my fireplace in Texas. I miss the coziness of a hearth - - but truthfully I seldom used it, and it was a helluva lot of trouble to clean.
The wintery glow of late afternoon in December. A view from my back porch.
The moon rising last night, or half a moon, anyway. Our unseasonably warm weather has vanished and the past few days have been colder than a penguin's kiss. Warm weather is expected again by Christmas. No snow in sight.
Oranges and peppermint candles. I've been using these candles for several years now.
I have no intention of doing any decorating this year, but I will string up some colored lights this week - - simply because I love colored lights. They put me in a mellow, reflective mood.
An antique prayer box salvaged from the ruins of an ancient church (it's one of the few things the movers didn't lose or break.....)
Closeup of the glass-covered door which opens.
Night views of the Pieta statue at the top.
No big plans for this holiday week. I'll have to drive into town before Christmas to get a few things. Rain is predicted for tomorrow (Monday) which is a good excuse to stay home. I might make the turkey on Christmas Eve. It's in the freezer and I hope I remember to thaw it. I'll write myself a note.
Is this the worst blog post I've ever written? Naw, but it comes close.