As the sun set over beautiful Lake Darling yesterday afternoon, we are starting to face the real possibility of a brown Christmas! Arrgghhhh! The drought that began in September has been holding on with a real vengeance. The temperature ambled into the high 40’s yesterday – the natives were out and about without jackets! On December 11! We had to drive by the golf course on the way home from the winery just to see if anyone was playing – the only white on the course are the green covers.
We are actually working our way backwards here. We were at the winery to see the Jefferson High School Carolers. They put on a wonderful show, as always, and we look forward to the entire choir Christmas concert next Sunday.
And here are three vidoes of their efforts:
On Saturday, we once again enjoyed an evening with Lisa Lynn at SAWA. In full display before fellow music lovers – Steph and Pat Osterberg, and Barb and Jewett Benson – here is Lisa peforming her favorite song, Don’t Know Why:
That afternoon featured Skilly & Duff at the winery. However, since Vacationland USA is now perpertually bathed in sunshine, the brightness of the room made photography almost impossible. A highlight was that Annie is now also featured vocally – so we suggested a name change to Annie, backed by Skilly & Duff. The following “hopes to be a snowman” greets you at the entrance:
That morning was the lunar eclipse. We actually had a little cloud cover then, so I didn’t think I would be able to get any photos. So, I went to the Y sans BIG camera, and, of course, it came out in full bloom – this is the best I could do with the snapshot camera:
Nevertheless, the clear skies and full moon yielded a multitude of photo ops:
It was at some point during all of the above, I decided to futz around with some “back issues” of the blog – applying lessons learned (?) from a year’s worth of blogging. Somehow, while working on “Hockey Moms,” I lost 80% of it! Fortunately, I still had the story line saved in Word, but I had to go back into deep archives to resurrect photos. Let that be a lesson to you – never futz without adult supervision!
Finally, the staff photographer has posted the Rocori game:
[Amanda Christianson – a photo destined for multiple blog use! 😉 ]
[“So, you want me to run 3X, triple split Y, U-turn?”]
And, finally, finally, from Terry Lang, our staff photographer in Seattle:
I believe the supervisor is in final edit of the annual Christmas letter – uffda! She is still on Cloud 9 from her Indiana Hoosiers’ last second shot victory over No. 1-ranked Kentucky! 🙂