Thursday, December 13, 2007

Most Festive

According to our neighborhood association, that's what our house was. This is an improvement from last year's honorable mention.I decided to take a break from shoveling to let you see what the place looked like before the sun went down completely.

Man, it gets dark fast.

The major additions this year were the red bows on the cornices, the silver tree in the corner, the flickering snowflake between the windows, the "North Pole," and the penguins.

According to the head of the association, it was the penguins that did it.

I wonder if anyone other than my children and I are concerned with this holiday migration of waterfowl to the north pole? Penguins are strictly creatures of the southern hemisphere, yet here they are, donning top hats and toques, and making their way into Christmas decorations.

I'm surprised Lou Dobbs hasn't done a special on these immigrants.

Originally, the penguins were closer to the street, but we had to move them back because of the
constant threat of beign run over by gangs of roaming snowplows.

And what post of mine that involves Christmas would be complete without a shot of our tree? This year we went with a 7' concolor. Only 300 lights this year, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ornaments are relegated to the back, thankfully. Th positioning might change on Christmas Day when Lt. Trouble stops by for his yearly visit.

Hope your days are happy.



Blogger Heidi the Hick said...

Your house is beautiful- even without the lights!

Now when do we get to see the Yukon Corneliiiiii?

11:09 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

eh, Lou is spending so much time bitching about Mexicans and Communist China to notice the Penguins. Give him time

Feliz Navidad! (and congrats!)

8:50 AM  
Blogger GC said...

congratulations on the distinction you have received. Many happy returns.

12:59 PM  
Blogger terry said...

i love it! the snow is an especially nice touch. how'd you get it to look so real??

oh. yeah. i forgot.

8:36 PM  
Blogger ell said...

well done pirate! love me some penguins! and congrats on being "most festive."

2:51 PM  
Blogger cadbury_vw said...

well done.

i have managed to buy three people gifts so far (two over the weekend and one yesterday), thus exceeding my past records of early purchasing

i look forward to the day i will rejoice and be as festive as you are

well done

2:06 PM  

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