We started our decorating a little early this year and even got our tree a few days before December first. That's a first.
Even though no one can see our house clearly due to it's wooded location, we still string lights and decorate as if they could.
WE can see it after all.
This year, we're making the move to LED's for the same classic look, with only 10% of the electricity.
If "The Graduate" were being made today, the advice would not be "Plastics", it would be "LED's".
You will be lighting your house with them in a few years.
The Halloween pumpkins that avoided the carving knife have been transformed by Emma into Christmas porch decorations.
She's a clever lass.
The talking Christmas tree in the center greets anyone who walks up on the porch. He's the happiest nonliving being I've ever known. Apparently his cheery attitude upsets some mysterious Scrooge in our tribe.
Somebody keeps switching him off, but I flip him back on when I discover this treachery. We have had him for a very long time, I get nostalgic when I hear him go off.
Some Christmas Tree farmers planted our tree when my son was about half his present age. How nice of them to think ahead like that. This is just the remnant from the fresh cut to free up those xylem tubes so the tree can drink easily.
We always get a Fraser Fir ... such a wonderfully smelly tree.
Of course, no Christmas decorating is complete without the Christmas Chick showing up to supervise.
If you've been following Pure Florida for a while, you may remember the two LOTR chicks that lived in the living room until they were big enough to go outside. The beauty on the porch rail is one of those two birds. They have both matured into beautiful "pheasanty" looking birds.
They have remained very tame and goofy.
Off to one more academic team tournament today to close the nerdbowl season.
Wish us luck!
Not you Hurricane Teen, we're playing your school.
Be true to your school, dude.