Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Santa's Helper aka the Fetch it Man

Thought I'd get a post out before Christmas...The recent "Big" event here was the Grand snow "storm" of 2017...though it was nowhere near what Jerry and Wanda of EggRolling experienced....It was the first time since 1985 that anyone saw snow flakes in this neck of the woods. Depending on where you live there was anywhere from 2 to 4 inches that stuck to the ground...well until about 10 am the  next day...I did have my snow shovel "on call"...I guess it will now go back in service as my leaf pick er upper. Unlike the Blizzard Jerry had, ours was more of a "Flizzard"...or something like that.
Impact of Storm of 2017...Back yard

We are in full swing in gearing up for the arrival of Santa....The mantel has stocking hung, the Christmas tree is getting the final touches, candle lights in the windows are almost all up.....wish lists have been updated, hints are being thrown out on a continuous basis, Christmas decorations are being placed on everything that doesn't move, the smell of sugar dough is bellowing from the kitchen, eggnog  is being made and tested(sampling takes a long time) and left over Halloween candy is being snacked on, I always buy 3 or 4 bags too many....go figure! ....and before you know it, the calendar will read 2 January 2018 and the scale will show  I've put on 10+ extra pounds....'tis the season. and the memories made....priceless!
(c)2017Horst Kelly...Back yard of my campsite

(c)Horst Kelly...and sunset from Campsite

(c)2017HorstKelly...By the Main Highway near CG
(c)2017HorstKelly...one more 

I suppose I better leave it at that...too busy to write a long Blog....I'm hearing "Horst, fetch me this...can you get me that...need you to make a run to Target and stop by HEB".....plus I'm thinking folks will be to busy to read a long post.....so I leave you with mostly sunset photo's from my recent trip...and the impact of the snow storm...Happy Trails...Horst sends
(c)2017HorstKelly...Close to Home


  1. Christmas is always a special and fun time for our family. Decorating has always been a joy and fun thing for me. I love the colors of Christmas as they are so full of life.
    Horst, it sounds like you and your family are having a lot of fun and excitement getting Christmas decorations all set up, I bet it really looks nice and festive.
    Your sunset pics are simply stunning and peaceful.
    By the way snow for th first time there in over 30 years is quite remarkable and I must say fun to watch and see the clean pure white look on the ground and trees.
    Take care and Merry Christmas if I don't read you on another post!

    1. Thank you for the nice words on the photo's...it as a terrific and relaxing trip. It was nice to see some snow on the roof tops and trees...though we usually go to Kansas City for Christmas and after two weeks there I've had my quota of snow, ice, wind and cold for the year. :))
      This Christmas will be a very relaxing one...it already is.....and a Very Merry Christmas to Mike, Gerri, and Family! Horst sends

  2. Sounds like a very Merry Christmas around your home.
    Wishing you and the missus a wonderful holiday season. May it be filled with family, friends, and memories to last a lifetime. Love the sunsets.
    Now, you better head for HEB again, before they run out of "whatever".

    1. ...just got back from another run to Walmart..haha. Hopefully all is back to normal at your Household after the "Blizzard"...Wishing you and Wanda a very Merry Christmas and Happy Trails into the New Year! Horst sends

  3. Happy to hear all is well and you are looking forward to a wonderful Christmas. As always, love your photos.
    Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by...Hope all is well with you and David! Aging does have its "speedbumps"..but as long as I can put one foot in front of the other and make it into a "step" I'll continue smiling. :))

      When I was out on this trip trying to get Fall Foliage in Texas, I thought of you Guys bumped up against the Mountains and how beautiful it must be in the fall and that I need meander that way one Fall...Take care, have a wonderful Christmas and may St Nick bring you and David Joy, Happiness, and good health throughout the New Year...Horst sends