Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We will, we will rock you!

Going for full-on intimidation, our team terrified the competition in the holiday decoration contest and prizes (with chocolate and other candies) came our way today when the judges visited out Winter Wonderland. It has been suggested we need to retire our jersey now.

I am very proud of my cow, so we start with her tonight. Isn't she a sweetheart?

Our stockings were all hung by the chimney with care.

You've seen the flying reinducks, but we have skiing ducks on a bunny hill too.

The Queen of all Snowflakes has been a constant centerpiece.

In addition to Hannukah and Kwanzaa, yesterday was noted as well.

And Christmas was not forgotten (just the last to be completed).

Click on this one to see detail.

So that's the report back from the holiday decorations. I am happy to lay my scissors down and not cut another snowflake until next year. Most of today was spent processing updates in the system and/or hoping for snow.

Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service:
Tonight: Rain likely before 11pm, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. West wind between 5 and 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Here is a photo from December 15, 2008:

--the BB


The Cunning Runt said...

All beautiful, but when I "clicked to see the detail," I was amused to see that Joseph seemed confused and befuddled.

But then, who could blame him???

Beautifully done, my friend!

Paul said...

I cannot say this quick sketching was very intentional; it was all done rapidly between phone calls. But yes, Joseph had to be quite befuddled. I give him credit for hanging in there.

Fran said...

Oh I love the decorations! And the click for detail was a treat for the eyes and spirit!!!

Sorry I have been so absent... well absent from here. In my heart you and I have continuing a long conversation, punctuated by you reading aloud to me from your book.

Love to you at this season of great, great joy Paul! And to all who read this blog.

Paul said...

Fran, you have been, shall we say, busy. And busy with very wonderful and meaningful activities. Also, I hope, keeping your Advent. I know we are connected even when we don't get to message much.

Lots of love to you and your family!

Michal Anne said...

congrats on winning! It snowed last night up here, but now is turning sunny. I don't know if we will get any more. But it is pretty now--it is times like these that I love being a telecommuter!

Jane R said...

The cow is beautiful!