It's must be Christmas fore the rich aroma of cut Fir fills the air, with ornaments, from the Deatherage household, hanging from its short, but subtle branches The first wave of these ornaments are up, and we await the arrival of my youngest daughter from college to put up the balance.
Our 21 year old baby girl loves the Christmas season and especially the placement of the ornaments, so what pictures I offer below are just a short smattering of what adorns our full Fir in our living room. Our living room is smallish for a large house, so it is a struggle to gather my expanding family without putting the tree in the corner of the room, which makes it difficult to fully display the artful adornments. Regardless, I find a way to get some shots of the first ornaments, and will endeavor to get more when our baby girl comes home to help her old mom and dad.
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Frosty the Snowman and Linus with Snowman Jr. begins our pictorial: Above and the below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click on images to expand.
I shot these pictures by scurrying around to a very tight spot on the window side of the Fir when the last rays of the sun filtered through this southwest facing window.
Whether it is an ascending balloon made from a speckled mushroom or the a polar bear all decked out in the season, my wife buys ornaments that tend to lean a bit whimsical: Above and then below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click on images to expand.
Why so many ornaments - as you will see before we are done here - 37 years with the same gal ... it adds up.
Would you rain in a train where the engineer was a bear (above)? Where is Santa off to on that fleet reindeer (below)? photos by Stan Deatherage Click on images to expand.
In our December living room, its all about scent, color and Christmas.
The Christmas Angel and a second Frosty the Snowman finishes off this first assemblage images of Christmas ornaments: Above and then below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click on images to expand.
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