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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lights at Lewis Ginter

We look forward to seeing the lights and displays in the library.  The grand girls love it too.

clip of some of the lights

short clip of fountain

It's always something different to see every year.

The spot lighting of the trees - very pretty

one of the crepe myrtles


The large tree inside is loaded with flowers

little thatched roof cottage in the conservatory

Before we head off to the library for Christmas music and a look around at dollhouses.  A bit of food at the cafe.  Steve and I both love the Crab bisque soup and Genevieve does too.  She wanted chili tonight.  Adalyn just wanted yogurt and Southern Caviar (pimento spread) on crackers.

Library and the area where the Christmas music was played.

This is a closer look at the tree in the area of the library where there is more quiet and comfy chairs to sit a spell.

Inside were decorated doll houses

a glimpse inside

I was amazed at the tiny details like the parquet floor and mantles

I like also the way it is an old manse with signs of wear like the ceiling with the peeling paint.  The drapes at the windows.
 so much more but there was plexiglass to protect and hard to get a good picture without some glare.

More for later

Monday, January 1, 2018

Donna's house

Last night a visit with Donna and to enjoy some good food. First is a sweet display at the front door.

Christmas Day message, along with a basket of greens and a lantern with a deer scene.   All I needed was hot chocolate while I was enjoying the decorations.

Can ya see the little deer?  He is so cute

 Not shown here is the Broccoli soup,  hot spicy dip made with cream cheese, chicken and hot sauce.   All was so good. Ham biscuits, veggies and dip - delicious!

The mantle scene was so pretty with the flicker of candles

Not only flicker of candles but the crackling of a warm fire on a very cold night here.

Happy New Year and only  358 days til Christmas


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Downtown Richmond lights

Few pictures of downtown Richmond, Va. and the lights at the James Center.  We had a bite to eat at the Third Street Diner and then to see the lights.

We have to visit here every Christmas.  It's gotten to be a tradition with us.  Joyful.

waiting for the model train

Pretty display in a shop window inside the James Center

A large ornament made of Yo-Yo's

Make a wish

While upstairs on our way to the Mezzanine,  Adalyn and Genevieve decided to rest.

The very large wreath hanging in the Mezzanine this year is different from the last several.  Good to see it changed up a bit.

On our way home, a gentleman was selling light wands and of course the girls went through every one before they made decision on which one they liked.

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