The last day of school and the arrival of perhaps the most vicious storm I have seen in Colorado. Wet and unpleasant all morning and about 2″ of wet snow on the company car for the 0530 drive to work.
Wet and miserable but warmish at around the 45F mark but by mid afternoon its much cooler and the wind picks up with gusts to 45 mph. By the time I’m driving home the rain has increased dramatically and as I drive into Cozy decorations and lights are taking a monumental battering and its not looking good at all! The rain is crashing into the windows, branches are bending, lights are on and off ….. I can’t bear to watch! The rain changes to snow and by morning we have 4″ on the rail. Scuffy has taken a few direct hits, but Santa is still at the helm. Crew members still on deck have fallen under the weight of snow and a polar bear and reindeer are on their sides. Looks like some electrical timers are frozen shut.
However, here are some pictures of this year’s efforts prior to the storm and the rest will re recovered today as the sun warms things up.
First the front beds and the deer by the Waterfalls
More of the brighter LED lights on the front bed trees this year
NEW passengers in the sleigh
More NEW LEDs for the rose bed
Frosty at the front door
The popular shooting stars I made!
The other side ……. and how did he get all those green and blue lights up that tree?
Its the Maple Tree
“Joy to the World”
………and now lets see what is happening at the dock. The crew are ready to board, the presents have been loaded, engines checked, lists gone over and GPS coordinates logged in.
Idling Wake from the powerful Mercury engine
Presents loaded and patrolled by the dog
Crew “Santakins” ready to cast off
First Mate says “Ready to cast off”
Captain Santa powers up
” HO HO HO GO!
Scuffy plows through the waves
“Twas a cold winter’s night ……. “
Front beds were all completed back after Thanksgiving, the house and finally the NEW sections of the Maple Tree, took another 8 days of work in the cold. 2 more days to load and complete the boat.
A well-wishers photo
Well after all that, and in excess of another $500 of lights and decorations, we achieved a slap in the face SECOND PLACE as the school children that frequent the coffee shop were this year’s Judges. What a great idea that was!!! Well done indeed Chamber of Commerce to let children decide what business should be!! All flashing lights to music with Darth Vader and friends ……. well in the spirit of this time of the year don’t let the single digit upset you for it is given freely !!!
…..and here is a little yuletide song by my doggie friend composed for the Chamber or is it chamber pot?