With Christmas 2010 already a memory* I have my sights set on Christmas 2011.
An idea has sprung up in my mind for a different type of Christmas decor by a visit yesterday from my young niece, up visiting from Florida. She has a memory of a "ghostly experience" from the last time she was here. I can't say anything more, but look forward to something different next December. (Now I just have to figure out a way to remember to do it!)
*Christmas 2010 is not really just a memory, it is still with us. Paper and ribbons still litter the floor. Candies and remnants of cakes are still on the table. Turkey and dressing is still in the refrigerator. And gift cards are still waiting to be redeemed.
Many people experienced their first white Christmas. The National Weather Service said Birmingham did not have a white Christmas, but tell that to all the people who made snowmen and had snowball fights on Christmas day. In Bessemer, we had pretty snowfall on Christmas day, but it didn't stick (or "lay" as they say in east Tennessee where I used to live).
But north of here there is no doubt they had a white Christmas. This picture was taken standing in the road between the house and garden on the farm in Morgan County, on Christmas morning.
"Frost on the pumpkin" is supposed to be heard in October or November when we have our first frost. These pumpkins are left over from Halloween.
Here in Bessemer we had more snow on the day after Christmas than we did on Christmas day.
My niece had never seen snow so this was a treat for her.