Eleven Years Ago and 2021

This came up in my memory today

Granddaughters Anna and Maura at the piano in 2011

Christmas Eve 2021

Throwback Thursday isn’t until tomorrow but when the top pic came up in my Google photos, I didn’t wait to create this post 🙂

McCammon Chase Holiday Displays

I was a passenger last night. We were looking at holiday lights. Erika drove us through the McCammon Chase neighborhood where the HOA has coordinated uniform light displays. Tree trunks wrapped in red lights, white lights draped in the bare branches.

Here’s a quick video of driving through a block or two so you can be amazed like I was.

And a still snipped from from the video

Someone coordinates this major effort

https://youtube.com/shorts/4lbGM-9Inmg?feature=share

Wind Chimes in Winter

Wind Chimes in Winter. These Woodstock Chimes made in the USA- were a wedding gift to Laura and James ten years ago- from my my friend Joanne. They’re protected by the porch. They have clear musical tones. These tubes are aluminum.

According to Happy Gardens The Times of India says that wind chimes have been around since 1100BC when ancient a Chinese emperor and civilizations cast the first wind bells called Fenglings

Wikipedia says

Wind chimes are a type of percussion instrumentconstructed from suspended tubes, rods, bells or other objects that are often made of metal or wood. The tubes or rods are suspended along with some type of weight or surface which the tubes or rods can strike when they or another wind-catching surface are blown by the natural movement of air outside.”

Pachelbel’s Canon in D – Woodstock Wedding Chimes


https://youtube.com/shorts/ahJdx9XdYNU?feature=share

A thirty second video of the wind chimes on the front porch

Snake Plant has Other Names

Like Mother-in-Law’s Tongue! Ouch.

Doesn’t sound attractive does it?

Maybe it’s because it’s so long or sharp like a sword and could make cutting remarks? Important to remember to hold one’s tongue and not speak on occasions where your advice isn’t wanted.

I’ve seen a lot of these plants lately.

Dracaena trifasciata is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo. It is most commonly known as the snake plant, Saint George’s sword, mother-in-law’s tongue, and viper’s bowstring hemp, among other names. Wikipedia

Seen in Lenox Massachusetts at Lenox Coffee
Columbus Ohio
Seen in windows in Columbus

Snake Plant Benefits link to full article on benefits

How to propagate a Snake Plant (5 ways)

Another Teenager in the Family

Four teenagers in the family!

Happy 13th Birthday Maura Clare❤️

Full of love for life. Always!
From day one!

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