Santa shows up in the strangest places: having arrived in a most unconventional vehicle, an emergency response ambulance, here he is at Sylvan Lake with David and Sophia. What is David looking at? Not Santa! Nor is Sophia. She wanted Santa to be sure and notice her pink snowsuit and green frog boots! Classy, eh?
Our kitchen counter doesn't look at all Christmasy since this plant arrived. The UW hospital had a great orchid sale a few weeks ago, and we succumbed to this beauty. Many of its buds fell off with the shock of being transported in the cold, but the few that opened are truly beautiful. We were intrigued by the tiny hooks at the end of each bottom petal.
The new moon date totally escaped me, perhaps thanks to our overcast skies and the fact that we haven't seen any stars ever since our weather returned to normal. Notice the new container and how the threads spread out when they were no longer squished!