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Sunday, December 21, 2014

It Snowed on Halls Crossing

I'm still lost in my train game. Level 37 now. Having lots of fun. I named my station Halls Crossing. On top of that, I became a millionaire (look in the top right corner and you'll see my game currency!) You can click the picture to make it bigger.

If you think you want to become addicted, the game is TrainStation.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Starlight! 2014

We went to the annual Christmas Concert tonight called Starlight! Om's brother puts it together and he's also the choir director. When you walk in, the entire building is dazzling.

Shelby Road Christmas decor

This wasn't even part of the "concert." They had a pianist playing Christmas music just as background before and after the program.

Shelby Road Christmas Starlight concert

The choir sang several numbers, and there were solos, duets and ensembles.

Shelby Road Christmas Starlight concert

It's more than just a choir singing, though. There's always a humorous skit. This year's was very funny, with the Three Wise Guys. They saw in the Syrian News that a wise man had seen a star and was going to go find a baby king. So the Wise Guys decided to rent some fast camels and get there first. But something went wrong and they ended up in the 21st Century at Christmas. Here they are asking directions of someone on the street who thought they must be the missing actors from the living nativity scene in the park. How do you think it got sorted out?

Shelby Road Christmas Starlight concert

Another highlight was a drum line from the local high school to go with "The Little Drummer Boy."

Shelby Road Christmas Starlight concert

This was an exceptional holiday joy!

See Starlight! 2013
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Pink-ish Morning

I'm not sure anything will ever match the morning of the pink trees, but this was close.

Taken from my deck. How easy is that? (I did go out in bare feet, so I suffered for you. haha) There was a light frost on everything, and the sunrise light spilled over it all.

sunrise on frosty trees

Here's the best one, framed by the deck posts.

sunrise on frosty trees

It snowed on my TrainStation game world. Stay tuned.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cloud Bank

Standing on a high bluff by the big lake today, you could see a bank of clouds rolling in across Lake Michigan. I thought that's all there was going to be to say about it. We didn't get a storm of any kind, it was just this roll of gray "cotton."

clouds over Lake Michigan

So then I went to work at the paper and all the way home, headed east I was chasing the back edge of that same roll that had passed over. I stopped at the store and the back edge was then being lit by the late afternoon sun.

sunlit low clouds

It sure made an ordinary tree beside a busy highway look special!

tree with clouds

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For Lin (and some Snow)

For my blogger buddy, Lin. I could not provide a duck, but we have a wheel with fat string. OK, it's rope. Picky, picky. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, go visit her at Duck and Wheel with String

wheel with rope

Winter returned, but not too bad, except that there's ice under the snow. These are all textures near my house.

snow on branches

snow on grass

snow on yucca

I made a couple more levels in my game. The town doesn't look much different because I spent my "money" to get a second International Line. However, I won a Christmas log carrier. Every time I load it the tree appears and it makes me smile. Seriously. I guess I'm easily entertained, but I haven't smiled so many times in one day in a while.

Train Station Game Christmas Tree

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