Happy day after Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and whatever else happens today. Here are the rest of the holiday decoration photos I took a few nights ago around town (here’s part 1). Click on the thumbnails below to see them larger, and I hope everyone has had a great holiday.
Happy holidays, everyone! Guest photographer Terry Lindemann of Mr. Fixet in Aumsville sent us these fun images of his Christmas decorations, including his train in the Sublimity holiday parade, his 1955 Willy at the Santa Cruise-in car show at the Stayton Fire Department, and his house decorations. Click on them below to see them larger. Thanks, Terry!
I thought this house on Mountain Dr. looked rather pretty a few nights ago, so here’s a picture of this house on Mountain Dr. looking rather pretty.
A call for guest photographers!
This week’s weather is supposed to be pretty bad, which means I likely will be unable to go out and take pictures. So if anyone has any photos of the Stayton area they would like to share, I would love you forever. Please see the Contribute a Photo page for details. If you have any trouble with the form, please email the photo and other details to me at celinechamberlingmailcom. Thank you!
Guest photographer Dorothy Loftin spotted this adorable mailbox all decked out for the Christmas holiday. Her description:
I just love this mailbox, what a great simple decoration that really brings some of the beauty to the street without having to be too flashy. I bet the mail person likes it too!
Now that Christmas is over, Santa Claus is taking a break. He and his old pal Frosty the Snowman decided to spend some time getting caught up on everything that’s happened since last winter. Santa spent all his time organizing this year’s sleigh ride, moderating elf disputes, and making his naughty and nice lists. Frosty on the other hand spent most of the summer in Antarctica, because he’d never been there before. He made a lot of good penguin friends, though one thought it was funny to steal Frosty’s magic hat and put it on random lumps of snow to see if they would dance around like Frosty. They did, though Frosty never saw them. Without his hat, he couldn’t do or see a thing. Darned penguin.
All in all, it was a good visit, though by the end of it things became a bit strained. Santa was really tired and wasn’t his usual jolly old self. Frosty said he wasn’t sure he’d want to visit again next year, but Santa wasn’t worried. He knew Frosty would be back again someday. Even if he wasn’t, Santa has ways of tracking people down. It’s what he does.