Monday, November 30, 2009


It may seem too early to do this;
For so many years I've been through this;
I'm trimming the mantles, decking the halls,
and prepping for Christmas, but NOT at the malls!

I was young when I gave up the malls
Where bah-humbug careens from the walls;
Shop-through-the-mail is my mantra,
And I let UPS be my Santa!

R.A.T. (Rose About Town) still loves these holidays; do you? (Answers accepted at

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Last night before bedtime, I peered into a ghostly glow outside my library window; it was not unlike the radium glow in the faces of some old-time wrist watches I remember.
It had been close to 60 degrees as the night had begun to cool off, and the warmth of the ground was meeting the cold and sending up mist from the earth to the air.
Despite that translucent veil rising up into the trees, the skies were clear and a nearly full moon overhead was shining its rays into the mist, creating a peculiar but quite lovely effect.
Oh, if I could only achieve that effect in a snow globe.

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