|14 DEC 11 sunset|
A nice sunset always sends me into a nice, peaceful mood!
We have a few trees scattered around the place this year. Today, we'll look at this one:
It has all kinds of different ornaments on it - ones Mom and Dad have collected from all over the place that have special memories behind them. It's the tree we hung Maggie and Mitch's mini-mitten on! Let's look at a few of the ornaments!
This is a tiny wooden Santa from Germany:
Mom macraméd the snowflake out of string when she was a teenager.
Every tree has to have a Chimney Sweep:
He's from Germany, too. They consider Chimney Sweeps to be a sign of good luck!
This windmill ornament reminds Mom and Dad of their time in Belgium and the Netherlands:
The blades spin and everything!
I like this ornament a lot:
Like most of the others I showed you today, this one is from Germany. It reminds me of the pretty deer friends I see on our morning walks sometimes!
So... that's about all I've got for you today! I hope you ... what? The brass bell you can see behind me? On that lower branch that kind of sticks out? Oh... um... you mean this?
Fine. There. It's from Germany, too. And long-long-long time readers of the Ao4 Digest may remember that 11 short years ago, on my first Christmas in my forever home, it was dubbed ... the Zim Detection Device. Sigh. Fine. Click here for the story.
It's not like it actually is needed or works or anything.
|"Oh, Mom, no! Get that crazy thing away from me!!!"|
So much for serenity. I better go find my inner calm again. Maybe a little Christmas music. Some "Silent Night" or something ... yeah ... that ought to do it. I hope you find your serene zone today!