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Christmas Countdown 14.0

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Some more sweet decorations. ~Vic

Scarf and Hat Tree Image One
Hat & Scarf Tree
This tree is in front of our Fire Department.
12-09-2020
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You Are Loved Image Two
Most have notes attached.
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Glass Polar Bear Image Three
Cute glass polar bear.
Hot Tin Roof Bar
12-13-2020
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Therapy Sign Image Four
We all need some therapy for this year.
Also at the Hot Tin Roof Bar.
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Bush Ornaments Image Five
Stone house two blocks away.
The ornaments are lit at night.
12-18-2020
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Greenery Decorations Image Six
Same stone house.
More natural decorations.
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Welcome to the Winter Solstice. ~Vic

From Why Christmas:

The evergreen Fir Tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (Pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.

Town Christmas Tree Image One
Town Christmas Tree
12-05-2020
Town Christmas Tree Image Two
All Lit Up
12-09-2020
Reinvintaged Tree Image Three
Re-Invintaged
12-09-2020
Jupiter Saturn Conjunction Image Four
The Great 2020 Conjunction
Christmas Star
Image Credit: staffblogs.le.ac.uk

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Another Gingerbread House submission. I walk past this house every day. It’s nice to see these historical homes being restored. We had another house jacked up on on stilts 18 months ago while the foundation was repaired. ~Vic

If you’d like to vote:
Homes for the Holidays 2020

House On Sticks Gingerbread House Image One
Adult Category
12-09-2020
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Girl Holds Up House Image Two
Girl holds up the house.
Trick the Eye
12-09-2020
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House On Sticks Image Three
Window Insert
12-09-2020
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House Before Sticks Image Four
Prior to construction.
Folk Victorian Home
07-14-2020
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Work Progresses Image Five
Initial work begins.
07-21-2020
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Up On The Stilts Image Six
Just starting the frame
for the concrete basement/garage.
12-08-2020
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Here’s to the Charlie Brown way of decorating. ~Vic

Charlie Brown Tree Image One
Just a few ornaments.
12-05-2020
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Charlie Brown Tree Image Two
Or, no ornaments at all.
“It’s all fun and games until
Santa checks the naughty list.”

12-13-2020
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Natural Ornament Image Three
Natural ornaments are lovely.
12-13-2020
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Hot Tin Roof Winter Wonderland Image Four
And, if you don’t have snow,
make your own.
Winter Wonderland. Have a beer.
Hot Tin Roof Bar
12-13-2020
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Christmas Countdown 5.0

Christmas Countdown

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[For the next 15 days, I will be posting pictures of local Christmas stuff as Christmas Day draws near. If anyone wants to participate in their own Christmas Countdown and post local stuff from their area, hit me up with a link back. ~Vic]

Our residents and business owners are participating in a Gingerbread House competition. They are re-creating some of the historic homes and historic buildings. At some point, someone will be doing a re-creation of the Occaneechee Speedway (part of the birth of NASCAR).

There are two categories and you can vote for one favorite in each category:
Homes for the Holidays 2020

Midlawn Webb-Patterson Gingerbread House Image One
Youth/Family Category
12-05-2020
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Midlawn Webb-Patterson House Image Two
The Real Midlawn/Webb-Patterson House
1881
08-16-2020
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Alan Watts (Philosopher) Sketch: Think & Explore

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A while back, I asked Mani @ Think & Explore to draw Alan Watts. He is a gifted artist and this is a perfect example. Go visit and see how he drew it. Thanks, Mani! ~Vic

Hi all, I am back with a new pencil sketch today! 😃 There’s a specialty for this one. Some time back, this picture (of Alan Watts) was requested by blogger The Hinoeuma (blog Cosmic Observation) as a suggestion to my next to draw list. I took the suggestion and worked on the sketch recently. […]

via Alan Watts (Philosopher) | Sketch — Think & Explore

Tell The Story

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Kristians Image
Photo Credit: talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com

Fellow blogger Kristian tagged me for a story challenge. I am horrible at story telling. I couldn’t invent a non-fiction plot to save my life. Kristian wrote a poem for his picture. I suck even worse at poetry.

However, that being expressed, he did send me the above picture to use so…I will try.

The Last Thing He Saw

Fred was on his way home from visiting his family. No one knows what actually happened but, this was the last picture he took on his phone before flipping his car into a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was only three miles from his house. The County Coroner’s Office has not released a toxicology report, yet. The County Sheriff made a brief statement to the press and offered condolences to his family. He stated that he and Fred had graduated high school together and, he was devastated. The investigation is ongoing.

I have gallows humor. Maybe I should do obituaries. ~Vic