Winter is officially one week away, but the weather does not know that.
We've had winter-coat n' hat weather all week, even hovering in the single digits at times.
Sunday started out rainy, windy and COLD. It was the day of the Town of Upland holiday traditions.
I enjoyed the Tour of Homes, going to other people's this time! Again a nice variety of settings and decor.
One lady had an extensive Gone with the Wind collection including Scarlett O'Hara dolls and all her many dresses.
I was reminded of the fact that it was my mother-in-law's favorite movie.
I also took notice of a wood-carved rocking chair and several clay sculptures. (I wonder why?)
The two napping figures were inspired by the habits of the artist's aging parents. (I can relate to them!)
Speaking of sculptures. . . a very sad accident occurred Monday when I was dusting Mike's most treasured and fragile piece. (I knew dusting could be hazardous!)
He had to glue the harp in four places. (I am grateful Mike is still speaking to me!)
|A few favorite little corners|
Three of the Nativities come from Argentina. Can you guess which ones?
Well, in truth, the stories that have come down through the centuries about St. Nicholas tell of his generosity. One in particular stands out, when he did climb up and drop a bag of gold through an upper window to help a poor man save his daughters from slavery. He tried to do it secretly, but obviously word got out.
It is fun to be sneakily generous in this season of giving.
The Thursday, December 12th, public network Weekly Special featured son Stephan at the Indiana Ice Studio talking about his art and profession. It is very well done. (You can see him on the 0:53-0:56 and 3:13-7:07 segments.)
This weekend he is in Ithaca, New York. Ice carving competition season has begun! Here you see the 'Ice King' himself sitting on the throne he and his buddies carved for the occasion. (Photo downloaded from Facebook)
|"We carved this 10 block throne at Ithaca Ice Wars in NY this week....with Brian Fitzgerald."|