This cute little train was decorating a house on Kent Ave. It’s kind of adorable and I kind of want one.
My friend Theresa at D’-Tail Pet Grooming on Washington St. had one of her own dogs pass away recently. Mavis the pug was something of a mascot at the shop, and never let her paralyzed back legs stop her from doing whatever she chose to do. Theresa honored Mavis with this adorable holiday window display, and I have to say it’s very fitting.
I’ve posted pictures of Mavis on here before (this one is my favorite), and anyone who met her instantly fell in love. I know I did.
The addition to the grade school is looking pretty good. I last posted a photo of it in October. The insides of the rooms appear to be unfinished, but it’s coming along nicely.
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams spotted this excellent display of creativity in nearby Sublimity. Her description:
This is recycling at its finest ! I saw this display in Sublimity before Halloween. After that was over with, they added a few things and made it into a Thanksgiving display. Then they threw santa hats on the scarecrows and turned it into a Christmas display ! Clever clever !!!
I love it. Thanks, Terri, and thanks to the person or people responsible for the display.
A celebrity was spotted in Stayton the other day — Bumble the yeti from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special was standing outside a dental office on Washington St. He seemed to be in the middle of putting up some Christmas decorations, so I didn’t want to get in his way. He was kind enough to pose for a photo, though, which I thought was very generous of him.
This giant Christmas holiday lighted display sits in a yard on the street that runs next to the hospital. I’m honestly not sure what that street it called, because one end says it’s Pine St., and the other end says it’s Fir St. Maybe I’ll just call it Fine St. and be done with it.
That home happens to be where my favorite oak tree lives (’twas once my favorite two oak trees, but one was cut down a couple of years ago), and they’ve wrapped a bunch of lights around the tree (see below). Very pretty. The other lights in the photo below are random businesses a few blocks away.