Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Log Cabin on Whidbey

The view from the dining roomCabin and Swing Front of Cabin
Looking back at the cabin from the duck pond. We'll be back!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Decor - Simpler this Year

I decided to go for a simpler look this year, especially on the fireplace mantel.
Of course some things never change. Why is that kitties love wreaths and garland so much?
Speaking of garland, we can't forgo that, even for a simpler Christmas. Growing up in a single story house, I always dreamed of a house with a bannister to festoon with lighted garland. I have it on a timer so that it greets me when I get up in the morning as well as in the evening and it always puts a smile on my face.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Star Raising

Thanks to great friends and neighbors, we had another successful star-raising party. This year, thanks to Del's reinforcements, there was much less drama. No folding back on itself or splintering apart. Here's a picture of the star at twilight . . . And at night . . . And here's the back patio (and probably all of Dublin and Livermore) aglow by the light of the "Dublin Star" . . .