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Daily Archives: December 27, 2012

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white delight vision
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bitter North East winds blowing
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Winter Storm Euclid

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Sensational Haiku Wednesday

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A new ornament for my Christmas tree…
a tall Schefleura in my living room that
has lights and two ornaments on it. 
The story of the tree is on my “Trees”
post. 
This ornament was given to me by a
portrait painting friend, Nai,  who grew up in
China and loves to fold origami objects.

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My Photo
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Year 3 of using the same year round indoor tree ~
the Christmas my oldest grand-daughter,
Sabrina, when she was here, on break from

Studying Animation  at the 
New England Institute of Art.
decorated the schffleura tree.  When I said I was
not having a tree that year she had a plan!
I had for the past few years celebrated Christmas
at her house. My tree and ornaments had gone to
her house after my divorce… I’d been living with them.
Three years ago, Sabrina’s mother and sister
moved to Texas, and Sabrina came to my house
on breaks since I live closer to her school in Boston.
Sabrina (Brina or Bree…or Zelda☺) now lives with
her mother and sister in Texas and is planning to
transfer to the Institute of Art in Dallas.

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On the scheffleura remains an ornament she left behind.
It was hidden behind a large leaf and not noticed for
several months.  I decided it would stay there, year ‘
round and be the only ornament on the tree as a reminder
of that fun Christmas with her when we watched movies
in Japanese and enjoyed each others company.
Blue is her favorite color, and she decorated the tree
in all blue ornaments.

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A new ornament, an Origami star, was given to me
last week by Nai, an artist friend.  I love her origami that
she says she loves to do and it relaxes her.  Nai decorates
and folds the stars with love.  She immigrated to Maine from
China when a young woman.

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In place of a tree skirt this year, I used the gift bag from
my artist friend, Freda.  it is colorful and delightful to look at.
I especially love the whimsical trees on the side of the bag.

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Wishing all a New Year of Peace, love and prosperity.

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Sunday Trees – 58

by becca givens

 


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I did my best to stay away from here…
it is two or three blocks from my home.
I’d been weakening since
one of the writers  group told me how gooood
the ice cream was and the Belgian Waffles too.
(The Belgian Waffles are regular and gluten free.)

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Greeted by Steve Henry, see photo above,
cheerful and full of joy,
I entered in the shop believing I would only look
and only get the gift certificate
an empty carton IOU to put in a stocking
(smart idea…would be awfully messy
if filled, and I’d forget to leave a
note from Santa in the stocking for sure.
I knew once I entered the door,
it would be my downfall and extra will power
needed since I drive by at least twice a day !

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Stocking Stuffer Ice Cream Gift Certificate

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Richard and Heidi ~~ the perfect music addition to Christmas Eve.

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As I entered, there was the sound of violins
playing…and to my surprise, there were two
musicians playing right there in the tiny shop.
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Sorry the photo is so poor, but it was one of
the brightest sun shiny days I’d ever seen
and the sun was streaming in the window
directly into the shop. 
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he flavors on the are so amazing that I
wanted to share them for they change all
the time … deliciously awesome I understand
… my fears were answered,

I WILL BE BACK.

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Kirsten Morton Henry…and my Blackfly
ice cream cone … I was happy they were closing
early for Christmas Eve, I’d have been tempted
to get a quart of it by the time I’d finished eating it.
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Til next time…
and another visit to Morton’s Moo.

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