Happy Solstice!


We had a dusting of snow overnight. They are predicting a wetter winter than usual so we may be in for more white blankets.

As far as I know, our wayward children are ok for Christmas. Merry Christmas to Jeremy and Courtney and Keegan and Remy and Bubba.

So much for Mayan calendar technology; or maybe I should say so much for the jerks who misinterpreted their rock carvings. Well, it gave us something to distract us for awhile; sooner or later it will probably happen.

  • The Christmas tree is a symbol for the Yule Log
  • The first Christmas tree decorations were apples

Have a good weekend, my friends!

 

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Published in: on December 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. I watched TV news on CNN channel. America will have white Christmas. πŸ™‚
    Traditional Polish tree is decorated with apples and sweets. My mum was also preparing little paper stars. I remember so well these stars and the scent of freshly baked yeast cake.
    BTW, these days most of Maya people live in Guatemala. They are poor, Maya women lack medical care and what is the worst: their men are often drunk. Sad.
    A good weekend to you too, my friend.
    xo

    • It is raining here on Christmas eve but there is snow just to the north of us; maybe … πŸ™‚
      I like the scents of fresh greenery at Christmas; I especially love the aroma of our Eastern Red Cedar, a beautiful Christmas tree.
      Yes, the natives of the Americas for the most part are badly treated.
      Merry Christmas, Jola. πŸ™‚

      • Cedar is also in Poland but v. expensive, and is usually bought by people who have gardens. Our Christmas tree is much more modest. But it’s pretty too.
        Merry Christmas, my friend. πŸ™‚

      • Eastern red cedar is considered by many as a pest tree in U.S. In just a few years, they can completely cover a cleared field. I like them; they smell great and have beautiful wood.
        Thanks, Jola. πŸ™‚

  2. The true story of the origins of Christmas is fascinating.


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