I love traditions, especially during the holidays. Please tell me yours! I've been bingeing on mini-oranges lately; easy to peel, delicious, and healthy. After lunch today, as I peeled an orange to feed my addiction craving, "A" said to me, "In my family, we put an orange on top of the mochi, and then eat … Continue reading Trash Talk
I love Christmas, and Christmas décor. How we decorate for the holidays is so personal and tells the world so much about us, with so many stories behind so many unusual things. For instance, I'd love to know what motivated these pig decorations, or attend a holiday party at the gnome house, or hear what … Continue reading Roadside Art: Merry Christmas, (In)Mates!
While schmoozing my way through the Mayor convention -- that's one of the perks of my blog, I can give myself any honorific I want, and this week I'm Mayor of Campfire Tales. Anyway, while enduring the paparazzi with the Mayor of Whoville, he got all name-droppy, so I casually asked, "Guess who's stalking me?" … Continue reading Psst! Wanna Hear a Secret?
For my Flag Day post last year, I struggled to find a decent flag picture (o which I owned the rights), and finally, regretfully settled for a mediocre photo, then decided on two actions to ease that pain: I vowed to replace that photo ASAP -- Hasn't happened yet. If you're eager to glimpse a … Continue reading Independence Day (2018): Blowing in the Wind
My memories of Easter Sundays include two "traditions": Attending church. Not at the usual house of worship, however. Due to the spike in attendance, Easter service required being held somewhere with larger capacity: our local Seventh Day Adventist church. They didn't use their sanctuary on Sunday; we needed the upgrade. Win/win. Bad weather. Even though … Continue reading Spring Check-In
These photos, taken near a racetrack, a bank, a school, and a hospital, represent the corners of a four-leaf clover. You know what they say, right? With Luck Comes Wealth With Wisdom Comes Health ~ Famous Irish saying OK, some of that isn’t true. But what’s today without a little blarney, right? Happy St. Patrick's … Continue reading A Bit o’ Green
Happy Valentine's Day! For more trees, you might like: Tree Dreaming Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees Thursday Thoughts on the Trees: Stumped!
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Last year, I went to the Rose Parade viewing event on the day after the parade, and admired the floats up close. I skipped blogging those photos, certain that all the Rose Parade fans already enjoyed it all on TV in high definition close-up. Instead, I told you about … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (2018)
Where were we? Oh yeah! Presents. Hold that thought for one moment. First, I went and decorated you another tree: Okay, now we can get to the good stuff. Let's break this into three parts. THE PAST - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the day I moved (jobless) to Los Angeles to pursue … Continue reading Campfire Tales Presents: Presents
Phew... I finished decorating this tree for you just in time! Okay, who am I kidding? I totally cheated. I didn't decorate the lower half of the tree. I only made the top half presentable, then took a picture of that. Wait, still kidding. Sorry. Those are not my decorations, it's not a real tree, and that's not … Continue reading Merry Christmas to You!