Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Red Tree

Reflection
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I thought there would be snow coming down when I woke up but not a flake to be seen.  It was 32 degrees and no wind at all.  The ground was wet and just a few places were icy.

I stayed mostly on the main road because I knew they were treated and wouldn't run into ice.  So I walked down passed the road to HT and then turned around and came back to town.  Walked up the hill and went to the Drane house.  I've taken quite a few pictures from the front but here's a view of the back
and this is the pond behind the house.
Finished up my walk around town and then it was back home for breakfast.
I walked 6.2 miles.
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It's been mostly cloudy but we have seen the sun for a while today too.  Snow is supposed to be on the way.  Here's hoping.

We got the red lights on the tree last night and today I decorated the tree with red bows, some snowflakes that a friend made for me years ago.  The final touch for me is putting the tinsel on the tree.  To me it is just not a Christmas tree until the tree is shimmering in tinsel.
It is kind of hard to take a good picture of the tree with the picture window behind it but these two are the best ones out of all the ones I took.

 Now I'm off to at least make a start on writing out my Christmas cards. 

Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
He who has not Christmas in his heart
will never find it under a tree.
~ Roy L Smith

13 comments:

  1. I like the pretty tree and scenes from your walk. And your Christmas tree looks beautiful. Very festive. Have a great evening!

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  2. I like that quote and also your red tree.

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  3. Your red lights tree is very pretty. You may be the last gal I know to do tinsel. You're the only one patient enough for the job! The first photo is stunning...the water as smooth as a mirror.

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  4. I LOVE the tree reflection picture and your red tree is charming. I do like tinsel on a tree as well,but find it gets in everywhere,I don't like to deal with it later,so I leave it off.Guess I'm lazy.

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  5. The photo of the reflection of the tree in the water is amazing. So clear! Your Christmas tree looks warm and cozy. Mary Jo

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  6. Your red tree is beautiful, as is your photo of the reflection. I would enjoy seeing a picture of your Christmas tree after the tinsel is on. It's been a long time since I've seen a beautiful tinsel-covered tree.

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  7. Love the red tree and those snowflakes are gorgeous... We don't use tinsel these days --but I grew up using it!!!

    Cold here this morning with a few flurries blowing around.. But--we got no snow at all from this latest system.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. It's been a long time since I used tinsel but I agree it is very pretty and your tree looks wonderful.
    The reflection picture is really special.

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  9. Gosh, that's a beautiful, perfect reflection of the tree! I like the photo of the pond behind the Drane House, too. Your skies look like they are ready to give you some snow. :)

    Your Christmas tree looks lovely. I've never had tinsel on a tree but I think it is adds a wonderful touch. I love the crocheted snowflakes.

    Lindy

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  10. I like both the trees - your red tree, and the pine reflected in the water. Beautiful!

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