It is the best of seasons. It is the worst of seasons. (With apologies to Charles Dickens).
What a beautiful time of the year this is, especially in the colder climes of upstate New York.But, we also have dangerous storms. We, though, find ways to make the seasons bright. (Now, to stop with the corny Christmas puns.)
Today, I'd like to show you a special Christmas event held each year at the Tioga County Historical Society, located in Owego, New York, the "Coolest Small Town in America".
Blogging about this event, called O Tannenbaum, has become a holiday tradition for this blog. People get the opportunity to bid on beautifully decorated trees, and the money raised benefits the historical society. Today is the final day of the event. With any luck, I will win a tree I had bid on.
Can you guess which tree I bid on? Here are your choices.
And did I mention that blue is my favorite color?
Welcome to my first Local Saturday post. I still plan to have occasional posts on sustainable living, but I wanted to branch out a little (no pun intended!) and show you some of the beauty of upstate New York.
Do you have traditions where you live to make a bleary season bright?
Tomorrow is my Civil War Sunday. Monday will be my 15th of the month Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and, Tuesday, I will have a special Hanukkah post. Thank you for stopping by, dear readers. You make me so very happy (groan)....