What Are Santa’s Reindeer Doing BEFORE Christmas?

What ARE Santa’s reindeer doing before Christmas, you might be wondering?  You know they will be mighty busy soon, but here are some photos that might clue you in…

This one seems to be busy planning where he might like to travel to after the holidays

Photo by Mikemcsherry

These guys are just “hanging out”…guess reindeer like to do that too …

Photo by timo_w2s

Reindeer in the wild…part of Rudolph’s family, perhaps?? : ) …….

Photo by tristanf

Here are some very sleepy reindeer…

Photo by dclay

Reindeer (domesticated caribou) have funny feet, btw…

Photo by hherbzilla

Here you can see some reindeer and racers dash down Anchorage’s Fourth Avenue in the 2011 Rondy Running of the Reindeer…

Photo by ACVB PR

An “unlikely” Rudolph relative… : P

Photo by Akibufflet

♥ It’s love ♥

Photo by Robt Son

That red-nosed reindeer IS real…

Photo by trinf

And to all lovers of Christmas, young and young at heart…Merry Christmas!  May the magic of the season capture your spirit.

Photo by vince42


Snowflakes Twinkle – A Wintry Rhyme

My Cattle Dog

Snowflakes  twinkle


our noses,

A gift



much like roses

At our door


loved ones


Photo By S. Parker

Heavens snowflakes




is near.

Photo By Laszlo Photo



as you


Love from

heaven ~

Merry  Christmas



Photo By Tristanf

Have you seen any good elf photos lately? ~ Part II

Welcome back all you fine elf loving folks! : )

And, since you must have a liking for elves (or at least a curiosity about them) because you wouldn’t be looking at this page unless this was at least partially true…I hope you are not disappointed in these new photos of Santas elves.

Photo by GoodKarma23

Woof, woof…..here’s the Elf Dog…Santa’s good helper that fetches things for the other elves.  He’s a great help!

Photo By Litlnemo

Oh, and look at Santa’s littlest helper (she’s in training)…but, you know she is already enjoying being around all those toys! : )

Photo By Armadillo444

Two of Santa’s best elves at a Christmas parade.  What a great chance for them to see all those they are making toys and other gifts for ~ we’re always being watched by Santa in one way or another.  Have you been good?

Photo By OakleyOriginals

YUM…and just check out what some of Santa’s elves have been doing in the workshop kitchen!

Hope you enjoyed seeing some REAL elves…their world is a magical one full of candy canes and reindeer.  And, they love to make gifts for all the good boys and girls, young and old alike!

*****Next on the agenda will be to share some pictures of Santa’s reindeer…so, be sure to check them out when the next article is posted*****

Until then……………………. BE GOOD : )

Have you seen any good elf photos lately?

Kids, young and old…seen any good elf photos lately?  Chances are you haven’t, so I want to share these with you…

Photo by Sander van der Wel

It’s a magical world, the elf world is.  So much wonder and amazement that we don’t see – since we don’t live in this world.  This is an elf princess in a bubble, she is not working today to make toys, it’s all fun for her!  And, what fun she looks like she’s having…a part of being an elf that we don’t normally see.  They don’t work  ALL the time.

Photo by Brian McKechnie

Here is Brian the elf…he’s one of the head elves in Santa’s workshop.  Quite a responsibility he has!

Photo by tunnelarmr

This is one of Santa’s helper elves…she works in the baby toy section and also makes musical instruments.  She looks very happy, doesn’t she?

Photo by nicole_writes

And, last but not least, here is the mailroom in Santa’s workshop.  This is a very busy time of the year here, letters are still coming in.  Is your letter here?

Hoping all you kids, young and old, have a very Merry Christmas!

Evidence Of The Existence Of Monster Catfish At Bagnell Dam

I’ve lived close to the Ozarks nearly my whole life and have heard tales of people seeing catfish as big as men while diving near Bagnell Dam, at the Lake of the Ozarks.  I believe that this is entirely possible, in spite of others refuting the fact.  Bagnell Dam was started in 1929 and completed in 1931 – the largest artificial lake in the world at that time.  Fed by the muddy Osage River,  this manmade Missouri lake is just over 80 years old – a lot of time for catfish to contentedly live and multiply.  

Here is some interesting info I found from another source:

“In more recent times, I have heard and read about divers and underwater welders who have quit their jobs to pursue different kinds of work. Allegedly, this has happened near Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks . The divers claimed to have seen catfish the size of -as some stories have it- Volkswagons. Sometimes the fish have been described as being even larger than Volkswagons. Like most fish stories, this one might seem pretty hard to believe. At first anyway. Like I’ve written before, nature can be very mysterious to us; we look out at a body of water and can only imagine what’s underneath. Is it possible that catfish can grow so large that they could or would attempt to eat a human? “There’s Some Big Fish in the Lake Ozarks” by Wes Goff

Is this true – could there be a large bunch of them lurking in the depths of this old Missouri lake?  I think it would really be interesting for a professional dive expedition with cages and other equipment to check this out.

Taken At Cabela's - Photo Courtesy Of Luis Tamayo

Christmas Together

Snowy Restaurant Photo - Courtesy of CoreForce

 Memories of Christmas together

Cold wintry night

Deserted romantic restaurant

Bottle of the best wine

Prime rib charred just right

With horseradish

Au jus

White tablecloth

Warm kisses

So much love


Warm fire

Soft Christmas music

Lobster appetizers

Gazing into each other’s eyes



Dressed in our best

Fragrances of cologne

And gourmet cuisine

Waiter’s full attention

Not wanting the night to ever end

Two years ago

But to be remembered forever

and ever

and ever

 and ever…

I Want Love For Christmas

Christmas Love photo courtesy of Nationaal Archief

I want love for Christmas,

I feel it in my heart.

I’ve thought a lot about it,

I’ve known it from the start.


The warm, happy feeling,

That only love can bring;

No wrapped package under the tree

Can compare –

Love makes my heart sing.


God’s Christmas Love

Nativity photo courtesy of Catholic Westminister

The feel of Christmas

Expectations and hopes for joy,

Are dreams for every girl, boy

And grownups too.

But, the truth be known

The path that’s sown;

Unrealized dreams

So it seems

Are sordid truths –

With no way to soothe.


Let us all join together

To meet the season right.

All mankind lives

Under the Holy Christ light.

The trumpets of angels

Sound loud in his name.

All seemingly

Neglected brethren

Will have His love

All the same.


A Poem Of Thanksgiving

Holiday Turkey photo (courtesy of LaurenBeth on Flickr)

It’s turkey meal with all the trimmings

Not the time to think of slimmin’…

Diets to decrease the waist

Are fast forgotten , we’ll just baste

That turkey good;

And know we should

Give up the fight

Until twilight,

Then we can avow

To diet NOW !

By Debbie Harris

June’s Delight

June’s Delight





                        June bugs


                                                                                         ice cream
















July : )