I promise I won't post about the holidays every single day between now and the end of the year. Really I won't.
Yesterday I mentioned on Twitter that it was only 60 degrees at my house and I was "freezing." Man, I got verbally abused on Twitter! I was called a "sissy" a "thin-blooded California girl" reminded of 19 (and zero) degree weather in other parts of the country etc., etc. Sixty is cold for us though. It was much warmer last weekend, and my understanding is the weather should be pretty warm again in a day or two. In the meantime, brrrrrrrrrr!
One of my favorite things about the holiday season is seeing all the pretty lights. Everything seems so cheerful and festive when lights twinkle everywhere you go.
For the record, I have a nice camera. I haven't been able to use it since the car accident because of my bum arm. Instead I've had to resort to a much lighter-weight point and shoot. The photo quality isn't as high but it's convenient. At least I always have it with me in my purse. I'm sharing my poor quality photos with you today, aren't you thrilled?
There's a park near our house. The other night Briefcase and I were driving past it and I asked him to stop. He loves it when I do that.
I thought you might like to see the palm trees lit up. (My Florida, Hawaii, and other tropical-area readers can start yawning right now!)
There are a few lanterns in the park, but other than that there is no lighting. It makes the tops of the palms difficult to see. Those are flowers on the ground not snowballs. We have no snowballs ….
Also, that isn't fog you're looking at. No, it was a beautiful clear night. I hate to tell my cold-weather readers this, but I was wearing shorts, a t-shirt and sandals. At night. Wandering the park. No, what looks like fog is merely ala-crappy-photo-quality. Sorry about that!
I love this little path with the palm trees holding guard on both sides. I started wandering down it when all of a sudden I was startled by a man inquiring, "Are you alright?" I nearly jumped out of my skin. It was a policeman making his rounds through the park. I was the lady weaving as I walked down the path. I was trying to get the palm fronds to be visible despite the darkness. I started babbling to him … I write a blog, did you know people in the snow don't get to see palm trees all lit up? I'm only weaving because I lost my balance trying to get the right angle, and officer …..
He said, "You have a good night and stay safe," and left. I could have been a lunatic for all he knew. He simply said good night and went on his way. It's so nice to know he's out there keeping my community safe.
We sure have a lot of palm trees around here!