Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2018
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What do I find amazing?

December 19, 2017

 

The Amazing Grace Christmas House was located in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  The amount of traffic the display generated forced the homeowner to discontinue the show.  However, he went on the create the company, Holdman Lighting, which does displays around the world.  More here.

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What am I wishing you?

December 24, 2014

 Merry Christmas!

 

I am a fan of paper sculpture.  These lovely zoetropes were created for Spanish television broadcaster, TVE by Comodo screen. They made me smile.

Ref.  designifyme

 

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

January 3, 2014

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Cmdr. Sam Vimes helped me get ready for Christmas.  I made white silk scarves and the fringe, I understand, was fascinating.

Happy New Year!

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What am I celebrating?

December 23, 2013

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On December 23, the Night of the Radishes is celebrated in Oaxaca.  These impressive root vegetables are left in the ground past their normal harvesting time allowing them to assume fantastic sizes and shapes.  Thought to have originated in 1897 as a strategy by market stand owners to lure worshipers to shop on their way home from church, Oaxacans since that time have been carving radishes into sculptures that are sometimes realistic and sometimes fanciful.

radish3Often the sculptures depict a nativity scene.

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The festival does not end on December 23, but continues through the Christmas holidays in a curious blending of a harvest festival and religious observance.

To learn 10 facts about radishes, here is an article from the Daily Express.

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

December 20, 2013

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I’m not . . . today I am sappy dog blogging with this beautiful and touching nativity scene.  I especially love the three kings. And the sheep.

This is from Maggie’s Farm.

Merry Christmas to all.

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To what am I listening?

December 12, 2013

Pointed out to me by HMS Defiant.

Happy Holidays to All