This past weekend, while Mr. L and I were running around, scrambling to get errands done (read that as prepping for Christmas) we stopped dead in our tracks while driving down a street not far from our house (Cherry Ave in Willow Glen for those locals). The sidewalks and lawns of those living on this particular stretch were blanketed in yellow leaves. You can see from the photo that there is even a line of the leaves between lanes in the street. Literally several blocks looked like there was a fresh snow of yellow leaves. It was absolutely beautiful, and it made us stop for a bit to marvel at what Mother Nature had done. Those that get snow might not think something like this is is a big deal, but for an area that doesn't really have seasons, something like this is impressive. Alas, once the rain and wind came, all evidence of the "yellow leaves of snow" disappeared.
Not a lot of posting going on these past few weeks as, typical of the holiday season, life is crazy busy. Both mine and Mr. L's work has us putting in long hours. There have been home cooked meals, a few frozen meals from the freezer and, okay I'll admit, we gave in to a craving for McDonald fries last night (not so fond of the new Angus Burgers by the way). We tried a new (to us) Mexican food place that is right down the street (Mexico Lindo) and we got some take out BBQ that fed us for days (Famous Daves).
We have so many Christmas lights, lit snowmen and flame-less candles going in our house that you can walk from room to room and never turn on a regular light. It may take ten minutes to turn everything off before we go to bed at night but it's worth it.
I'm hoping to find a bit of time to post a few things, but honestly any spare time we have we'd rather spend in front of the fireplace, reading a good book, sipping some piping hot cocoa from our Christmas mugs, marveling at all our Christmas lights. And trying to ignore the cat in the tree.