December 28, 2012

Snow and the Christmas Tree

Well, our plans there year were to kick "off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols."  But the weather of Oregon had other plans in mind for us.  Rain, rain, snow, rain, wind, rain, and more rain sort of hindered our efforts every time we made plans to go.  So we decided to stick with the old standby tree and be done with it.  We even ran out of time putting up our Christmas decor outside and had to do it the night before.  But hey, our decorations stay up till after New Year's so we are still all set.  



We only got a little snow, just a light dusting, but it stuck to the ground and stayed around for awhile.


  

















Our poor garden.  I miss it dearly.  :-(

PITA wasn't sure what to make of it.  All he wanted to do was either eat it or get it off his feet.  And I tried to get Baz to come out of the house and see the snow, but he is so old that he just wanted to lay on his bed and watch from a distance.


All my hard work over the summer is all gone.  But I do think the snow on the flower pots looks pretty.


We put the tree up and decided to give it a different look with a large green flower pot.  

And as the snow still came down outside and covered everything in its path.....

I started hanging Christmas ornaments slowly.  The white tree got covered in bird ornaments and I am pleased with how many my collection has gained.  They are all Macy's ornaments and I get excited every time I tell someone about them.  They are lovely!


Meia found this the perfect time to nap.  It was a good day!


Eco-Tip:  Don't leave your computer or other devices powered up overnight and when they aren't in use.  This goes for your Christmas tree and Christmas lights.  The more you power down the more energy you save and money, as well.  For this and other tips on going green visit, The Earth and Me Go Green.

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