Monday, December 31, 2012

Color of the Week ~ Persimmon

The Persimmon is an edible fruit ranging in color from a light yellow-orange to a dark red-orange.

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I've never eaten a Persimmon, nor anything made with Persimmon. But the beautiful color in this fake apple pie filling, using Persimmons and Quince, makes me want to give it a try.

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I can eat my fake apple pie at this bright, Persimmon-colored table.

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Before I sit down to eat, I must be sure to put my jewelry on. First a lovely Persimmon brooch.

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A necklace, of course.

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Mustn't forget earrings.

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I'm sure I won't need to use salt and pepper on my pie, but it would be fun to have these on the table anyway.

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I'll have to be careful not to use these Persimmons in the pie. They are only for dolls.

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I'll make sure to turn on this Persimmon lamp so I don't pick the pretend Persimmons.

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After eating, I might want to curl up with this beautiful Persimmon blanket. I don't mind sharing with little bear.

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I know Giraffe #178, with his Persimmon spots, won't mind sharing, either.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Country of the Week ~ Croatia

Along the Adriatic Sea coast, Croatia contains more than a thousand islands. One such island is Losinj.

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Suncana Uvala bay on the same island has such beautifully-colored water.

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Another gorgeous bay on the Island of Losinj is Javorna Bay. The water looks so warm and inviting I'm ready to jump in.

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More inviting water in Lucice bay near Milna, Brac, Croatia. I wonder if we can catch a ride on that boat.

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Things look a little chillier at Goli Otok. I love the deep, blue-black color of the water.

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Looks like things have warmed up a bit at Goli Otok.

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If we get tired of water, we can visit Castle of Komiza on Vis Island.

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As the sun begins to set, I think we should set sail for Supetar Harbor, on the Croatian Island of Bra─Ź.

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Who else to take on our island hopping in Croatia but boot-wearing Giraffe #177.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Good-bye, Christmas 2012

Lights in the classroom.


Nutcrackers at a restaurant.



A chocolate snowflake.


A Christmas tissue box.



A student picture.


Christmas decorations in the neighborhood.






Decorations in the daytime and at night.



The miniature tree.


The mantel and stockings.




Santa in the powder room.


The Christmas Dinner.



The dessert.


The Christmas present, Giraffe #176.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all who visit my blog. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope your day is filled with wonderful memories.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus!

One of my very favorite Christmas songs is "Here Comes Santa Claus" sung by Gene Autry.

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I love nesting dolls.

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I'm not sure if this Santa is a nesting ball, but it's cute.

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Santa, relaxing before the big night.

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Ho Ho Ho, Santa.

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Time for Santa to bring the presents. Interesting way to get in the house, Santa.

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I wonder who the presents are for?

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Santa, this is no time to be playing!

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Shh. Do you hear someone, Santa?

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You did a good job, Santa. Sleep well.

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Santa Giraffe #175 is ready for Christmas.


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