Christmas musings

IMG_3252This 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.

IMG_3199I didn’t want to waste any of the branches, so I  made a smaller arrangement from the cuttings. I had the chickadee thing so I just stuck it in there.

IMG_3202Every 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.

IMG_3493While 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.

IMG_3230Driving home from work yesterday, I saw a sign that read “Happy Everything.” That’s what I wish my readers this Christmas. Whatever your beliefs, I wish you a wonderful, relaxing holiday.



About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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4 Responses to Christmas musings

  1. Kathy says:

    Merry Christmas, Cynthia, and thanks for writing this post which made me smile, and for all of the others over the year!


  2. CJ Wright says:

    Congrats on finding the cream cheese! Happy everything to you, dn. I love the photo of the beach. A stroll there would be a marvelous thing.


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