Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lights! Camera! Action!

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and get out there to put up the holiday decorations. I know, the extension cords take away from the magic just a bit. Much prettier once it's completely dark.

Pay no attention to those piles of leaves! Really, I'm not a raking slob, I'm more of a raking minimalist. What I do is heap the leaves over the perennials in the front yard. While a little unsightly, the leaves provide a mulch layer that protects the plants from the cold. We really do need a cosmetic layer of snow.

The animated, light-up pink flamingo and palm tree are back this year. Please, South Dakota wind, treat this tree kindly. It is held together with florist wire, dental floss, electrical tape and some tiny bungee cords. Note how jealous the flamingos in the background are feeling. They don't light up, they don't move their little heads, they don't have adorable little Santa hats.

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