Monday, November 30, 2009

What The Past Few Days Looked Like



Here's our town, looking north from the southern border, above the lagoon. A curving coastline with lingering tendrils of seasonal fog and ocean mist, which will subside as the day warms.




My daughter stopped by and took me along to the fruit stand, which has replaced hundreds of pumpkins with some truly grand Christmas trees. We wandered through, admiring their shapes and breathing in the wonderful smell of the forest.



There are no hard and fast rules for Christmas decorating here - it's always a jumble of treasured mementos that remind us of times gone by. This year the old Swedish Dala horse is in the front window, standing amidst boughs of orange tree branches and glittered fruit on an old pierced tin bread safe trimmed with paper icicles.



More icicles on the fireplace mantel, where the Santas congregate with a plastic angel band from Germany.



The wind blew and clouds gathered, but we only had the briefest rain, nowhere near enough to have any impact on the drought. As the days grow shorter, the sun sets further south. It can usually be photographed out the kitchen window, but this time of year, as it disappears on the other side of the Pacific, it sets right down the middle of our street.

5 comments:

Tracy said...

That GIAN Dala horse is wonderful! We have one that is about 1/10 of that... it's tiny...hehehe... Lovely views there and such fun to see the holiday sparkle! Happy Week, Golden West! :o) ((HUGS))

Sweet Repose said...

The wonderful changing of the seasons...I feel a sense of loss as the sun sets lower and lower and the days seem shorter and shorter...we hunker down for the dreaded weather of winter in the Midwest...brrrr...keep on sending those pictures of California girls in their flip flops...makes me a bit warmer...ha!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely photos GW - certainly getting me in the mood for Christmas.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like your lack of hard and fast rules for Christmas decor....

High Desert Diva said...

Love the sun setting on the street.

Looks like some Christmas trees from Oregon....mmmm....I can smell 'em....