Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving -- turn on the Christmas lights

What more can I say -- Thanksgiving dinner with Mom and her tablemates is past. It's now officially Christmas, even though the worried merchants have long since opened up their boxes of Santas, reindeer, lights and other seasonal decorative paraphernalia . But let's pause a moment for a few more turkeys before we move on. And speaking of Thanksgiving, I should mention that my bro, over in Memphis visiting daughters & grandchillen, made four pumpkin pies for expected guests. Not bad for someone who's lived in Oz for at least 30 years now.

In the meantime, back to the birds. This turkey hen -- a real one, once -- was photographed at Koldoff's Arizona Gems & Beads last year; the lead-in turkey, also for real, was on display at the Drake Station antiquery on Iron Springs Road.

Believe me, I was tempted when I saw the fellow above at the Tru Value hardware store -- especially since harvest themed items had already gone on sale (also below) some two weeks ago.

But as I said at the beginning, it's now officially fitting and proper to turn on the Christmas lights, as represented by these snow flakes adorning most of the city street light poles. The big downtown lighting ceremony is scheduled for December 1, after my bro gets back from his family visit. In the meantime, enjoy these photos of the Square at night from last year, posted by Vision in Time.


Lucy said...

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, all in quite quick succcession. In some ways, reading around, Thanksgiving seems like the most genuine.

smilnsigh said...

Yes, it is now OK to get into the Christmas mood. :-) I did in my regular blog but still don't have my Thanksgiving decorations all "gone poof" yet. ,-)

Today I put this entry in my Daily Photo one. And I know you have posted such {are they called *Alien X's?} light reflections from window panes. And even put in a link, to others. But naturally, I couldn't find yours, when I wanted to. Yish.. ,-)

Anyway, if you would be so kind, would you point me to your past entry? My photo isn't as good as yours, since it's on a fence. So the full effect is lost.

Happy day after Thanksgiving to you! A day when we spent no money! Only picked up paint color samples, to _try_ to pick out paints for a couple of rooms. No cash or plastic involved!! :-)


Granny J said...

Lucy -- of our holidays, Thanksgiving has suffered least from Marketing Man Syndrome because there really aren't that many special items sold -- turkeys ... cranberries (though the Cranberry Marketing Men worked hard to dissociate their little fruit from being a single occasion food) ... pumpkin pies ... airline tickets. That's about it. Which saved the holiday from ruin by commerce.

Granny J said...

SnS -- I had to do some research --I've never been lucky enough (or up early enough) to see, much less photograph Alien Eyes which is the name given them by Hoarded Ordinaries. Her earliest photo of the phenomenon is here.

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