this year’s thanksgiving was serendipitous. we were invited to steve’s very nice neighbor’s lovely woodland home. the meal was delicious and the conversation was lively and interesting. a lovely way to celebrate gratitude and share a feast.
but we started the day with phone calls to far away family: kids, parents, siblings.
watched a bit of the parade. this was a santa dance where they had santas in many different, gorgeous suits.
but the big guy was dressed all in red. i was a little surprised to see that he needed a caption. what a perfect santa.
ho ho ho. i just love that face. isn’t that the perfect santa? macy’s must have their pick!
by the way, the narcissus are coming along. we got these bulbs at sturtz & copeland and they seem quite vivacious. i can’t wait to smell the sweet aroma.
it’s so woodsy at the neighbors. they have bird feeders that attract so many visitors. the trees come right up to the edge of the deck.
isn’t he beautiful. he didn’t really want to pose for any photos, so it took a few tries to “capture” him. i am hoping he visits at steve’s, but i can see that the buffet is much better here.
isn’t this the cutest? there are so many adorable touches everywhere.
this guy watched us eat. isn’t he stunning?
our hostess used a hand-cranked device to make fresh butter for the meal. this was a HUGE treat.
the homemade rolls puffed up so beautifully – altitude be darned.
our host shared the Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by Lincoln during the civil war. I didn’t realize he turned Thanksgiving into an official holiday.
tthe bounty – i ate it all up. woh. we laughed that everyone took advantage of the plate borders to extend their food opportunities
one our hosts. this was the softest, furriest kitty i have ever met.
i hope your holiday was filled with warmth and joy.