Posts tagged christmas
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.
Why, yes, I am posting a photo of Christmas lights after Christmas is over. That would be because I have one singular non-Christmas photo I can post, so I’m taking advantage of the near-Christmas vibe for as long as I can. This house happens to be my own.
I hope everyone who celebrated Christmas had a great holiday, and that everyone in general had a great Tuesday.
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the day! And happy Wednesday to everyone. We aren’t having a white Christmas here, but this photo, taken during a recent snowfall in the hills outside Stayton, by guest photographer Denny Barnes makes it feel like we are. Thanks, Denny!
Merry Christmas Even to those who celebrate the day, and happy Tuesday to everyone everywhere! Unless you are on the other side of the world, where it is probably Christmas already, so… Merry Christmas! And happy Wednesday!
Today we have an intentionally out of focus Christmas tree. It’s not my Christmas tree, though, it’s actually one my neighbor’s had decorated in their yard. But if you want to see my tree, click on the thumbnail at right. It’s actually in focus. Funny, that.
Tomorrow I’ll have another Christmas tree, taken by a guest photographer. Stay tuned.
Oh, look. Christmas lights. I haven’t posted those for the last several days or anything. I took this photo in my front yard, because there are lights in my front yard, and I have a camera. So I took a picture. And posted it here. Today. Well, technically, I wrote this a few days ago, but it’s getting posted today. Whenever today is. I’ve lost track.
We have a treat today — Stayton firefighter Matt Aalto submitted this photo of the Ladder 80 fire truck decorated in Christmas lights. Matt also included a description of how it was made:
We have been taking our 105 foot aerial ladder all over the place this season to show off our lighting display and spread the Christmas cheer! We will have it in the community a few more times before the season is over. Attached is a photo recently taken at the Keizer Festival of Lights parade. There are over 4000 lights, 35 extension cords, a signing Santa on the front and a 7ft tall Santa on back, 1 audio receiver, 1 computer, 2 Light O’ Rama control towers all connected with Ethernet and power cables. There are 8 programmed songs and a few hundred feet of insulated wiring. 4 weather proof speakers and a Honda generator are all involved in making the lights work. The project was completed by the staff and volunteers and has over 100 man hours involved. Our biggest challenge was to keep the Ladder in service at all times. In the event of an emergency, the Ladder can be made ready to fight fire in less than a minute even in the middle of a light show!
We hope that you have a great Christmas!
Thank you, Matt! And thanks to all the firefighters in the Stayton area, and all over the planet. You guys and gals are simply awesome.