Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas in My Town

It's getting closer to Christmas! Last night Ron and I attended a party on our street, hosted by one of our horse-owning neighbors. Their house was decorated in a Cowboy Christmas theme. After that, I began to notice some of the other holiday decorations around me. Here's just a sampling of what Wally and I are encountering these days on the local trails:
This sculpture sits in my neighbor's front yard. She added the velveteen cap and cape about a week ago. "I call it 'Santa Horse'," she said.



This afternoon a quartet of riders came down the trail. Each lady was wearing a red sweater and they had their horses decked out in holiday doo-dads. I particularly like the hair accessories on this Haflinger mare. Doesn't she look festive?

And then there's this intriguing display around the corner from my house. The people who live here own several horses, and this statue of a palomino sits alongside their driveway. Since the day after Thanksgiving, the palomino has taken on some Christmas apparel. And it has also acquired a rider. From a distance, when I ride past on Wally, it looks like a monkey. But once I got closer, it's obviously an elf. Either way-- elf or monkey-- when you stick some tinsel and a pair of fake antlers on a horse statue, it ends up being cute. Or at least provocative. I hope that Christmas has come to your town, too!
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6 comments:

Stormy's Pal said...

very festive, thanks for sharing it. My son took part in a real live nativety show this past weekend. It had mini horses along with mini donkeys.........very cool and all went well, other than the fact that our horse kept going to the manger and would pick up the baby (a rubber doll)and toss it up into the air.That's our horse, the sceen stealer.

Anonymous said...

I love the mini's do!

Ann said...

awww.... they are all so cute! i'm sitting here daydreaming of how nice your weather is! we got 4inches of snow yesterday and it was FREEZING! below 0....

Cindy Hale said...

Oh Ann, don't envy our weather. At least not the weather we're having right now. It's pouring rain (again) and the high was 44 degrees. To us, that's unbearable! Read my latest blog and you'll see what we're going through.

And Stormy's Pal... That is a very, VERY funny story about your horse and his antics at the Nativity show. I can just see the baby Jesus doll being plucked from the manger. Only a horse could get away with that!

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常州麻将 said...

Although we have differences in culture, but do not want is that this view is the same and I like that!