This has been the view in the backyard for the past week since we were sprinkled, dusted and confetti-ed with snow. I can’t say that it is not pretty – it is. It’s just that I’m from Florida and even after spending more than a decade in Ohio, and some of that time was spent up in the northern too-cold-to-even-breathe part of Ohio, my blood still hasn’t ‘thickened up’ as they say. I’ll take it as a sign to move back down south. I’ll grab my bags now before the snow storm hits tomorrow! I like the wind blown ripples that form in the snow. Doesn’t this look like the tundra?
I like that he has mittens, ear muffs and a scarf. And a heart for a tongue. Perhaps he moonlights as a caroler during the holiday season?
I’ve included this ornament because it’s well… it’s interesting, and hilarious. When I was a child, I thought it was awesome to have an ornament that moved his legs and arms when you pulled the string.
Now, I’m questioning everything. But it’s whimsical. Sort of. I’m still questioning.
Hmm, I didn’t realize this when I was taking the pictures, but I’m noticing an interactive theme to my favorite Christmas ornaments. I wonder what that could mean? Do I have a short attention span? Well, that’s been proven. No research needed there.
As for the ornament: This one moves as though the reindeer is galloping happily through the pine tree forest with a little 3 year-old going along for the ride. It’s fun and moveable. Thus, I like it.
I’m not sure about the history of this ornament, but I know it came to live with us later in my childhood. It’s not interactive! It’s not been ‘enhanced’ by my childhood hand! But I did like to put the lights from the tree’s strand inside so it lit up the little love bird’s home.
Side note: This ornament always made me hungry because the birdhouse’s post is a candy cane and the snow on the roof looks like thick, fluffy frosting.
On an unrelated note, I’m going to go eat a sugar cookie with a generous helping of fluffy frosting.
Have a great weekend and if you’re living anywhere where this giant snow storm is hitting, be safe and warm!