This is “Chuck,” the stuffed woodchuck that lives in the clerk’s office in one of the small RI towns I frequent as part of my job. He is always dressed in appropriate seasonal attire, with great attention to detail. I enjoy popping in to see what he’s wearing. The folks who work here have a great Yankee sense of humor.
I don’t have the time to decorate our house in an elaborate manner, but I always like to bring some greenery inside for the holidays. I cut some branches in a friend’s garden and made this. Easy and pretty.
Every year, someone on one of the routes I travel for work creates an immense and mind-boggling light display. People drive there with their kids as part of their Christmas rituals. You can tune into a certain station on your car radio and get music that goes with the lights. There’s probably someone like this in every neighborhood.
While my family back in Canada has plenty of snow, here, it is, unfortunately, bare. Not Christmasy at all. We recently visited Charlestown Beach to check out the Snowy Owl that has been hanging out there for a few weeks already. We saw it, but it was too far away to get a decent shot for this blog. Here’s a photo of the beach instead.
And look what I found at a local Wal Mart: chocolate cream cheese! For an explanation of why this is significant, go here.