Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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ABANDONED FACTORY DESIGNS

I see art, and random order,
in forgotten parts of the city.

Silent floors, chutes and pipes.
Missing panes of glass,
that spell a coded message,
or maybe just a crossword puzzle
on an abandoned factory wall.

A peaceful retreat from all the holiday buzz.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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VISITING SANTA

Come sit on Santa's lap.

Don't you want to tell Santa Claus
what you want for Christmas?

(Maybe they DON'T want to
visit with Santa. You think?)


Monday, November 28, 2011

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QUEST FOR
THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE

Remember your first Christmas Tree?
Remember the smell?
How beautiful it looked with lights & ornaments?
How it filled the room with magic
and made your house brighter, happier?

No matter what your religion, or tradition,
or how you celebrate the holidays . . .
now's the time when trees go on sale,
and children's dreams are filled with hope.

It's fun decorating for the holidays!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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ST. LOUIS
NIGHT LIGHTS
IN THE RAIN


Somehow, the lights are more alive
when it's raining.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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TURKEY DAY RUNNERS
(MOMS INCLUDED)

Just because you've got a baby,
doesn't mean you can't run a marathon!

In yesterday's Turkey Day Run,
there were quite a few runners pushing their babies
out in front!

Way to go, mom.


Friday, November 25, 2011

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THANKSGIVING DINNER,
ITALIAN STYLE

It's an all-day affair.

An Italian family comes together on Thanksgiving.

To prepare all the courses (from scratch),
from anti pasti to dessert.

The turkey (of course).
The pasta (of course).
The family together (of course).

Set the table.
Everyone's here.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

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THANK YOU

I am grateful today
for all the friends I've met
through this blog.

Thank you for your comments (mostly positive)
and for sharing your words and pictures,
and mostly your friendship.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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A TIME FOR GIVING THANKS

Join us and celebrate Thanksgiving,
a time for family, and giving thanks.

Although primarily a North American holiday,
Thanksgiving is celebrated on different days in these countries:

Canada -- 2nd Monday in October
Liberia -- 1st Thursday in November
Norfolk Island -- Last Wednesday in November
USA -- 4th Thursday in November (TOMORROW!)

Whatever your country, where ever you are,
celebrate a reason for being thankful,
and count your blessings.

The origins of Thanksgiving in America
are generally attributed to the early colonists'
first successful harvest (est. 1621),
along with the Wampanoag Indians
who shared so many survival techniques
with the first Americans.

Painting: "First Thanksgiving", J. Brownscombe 1914 (public domaine)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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WINTER WOODS

Winter has taken the color
out of the woods.

The cold winds and weather
have stripped my hikes of accents.
Dead browns and cloudy brush;
monotone winter days.

Fungi and lichens on fallen trees.
Seed pods, grasses gone amber, and
ghost flowers without any color.

Nature's not dead, just gone to sleep
to transform into new life next season.