A Little Snow Before Christmas

 

Last weekend we had some snow and since it’s December it seemed like a good time for it.  After all, it’s almost Christmas.  However, when the sun came out a few days later it warmed up and now the snow is gone.  That one cold, snowy Saturday turned out to be a perfect time for staying home, writing Christmas cards and having a cup of hot chocolate!  I’m also enjoying the displays and decorations I’ve seen this month that are so cheerful for the holidays.  These pictures are of scenes that I’ve admired from past Decembers.  Sometimes it’s nice to stop and simply enjoy the season, especially when a little winter weather comes your way.

Merry Christmas!

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Travel theme: Golden

I was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend and it was a festive time for a visit.  I did a lot of walking and saw several of the Smithsonian museums and ended up at the Botanic Garden.  The displays were so colorful and inviting so I stayed quite a while so I wouldn’t miss anything.  Along with flowers there were replicas of many buildings that were gold in appearance.  The garden was full of visitors from all over the world, but it was possible to find places to stand and simply enjoy being there.

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!

 

Welcome to December

Now that it is December I wanted to find out how nearby places are decorated for the holidays.  Recently I went to Williamsburg to get an idea of how someplace set in the past would be decorated.  It was very simple and many of the wreaths and other displays included fruit and flowers.  As I walked I saw all of these traditional scenes.

In addition to Colonial Williamsburg there are other parts of town with shopping areas and they also had charming decorations and displays.  This was the perfect time for a hot chocolate and a leisurely walk!

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Even though it’s December there are still brightly colored leaves like these in the late afternoon sun.

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December Day in Chicago

December in Chicago is festive, with lots of beautiful lights and decorations around the city.  It is also cold!  So bundle up or wear several layers, add a hat and muffler, and have a look around.  Perhaps you won’t be as stylish as you normally are, but it’s good to be outdoors to see everything, and it’s more comfortable to do that if you aren’t freezing!

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