Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Greetings!!

Just in case you didn't notice, Tutu lives in the mid-coast area of Maine, near this gorgeous tree in the lobster capital of Maine (and we like to think the world!).  Almost every one of my neighbors has a pile of lobster traps in the front yard, strings of buoys hang in the trees, and lobster trucks pass us on the main road every day. 

So, it is not at all unusual that the town chooses to erect this spectacular tree made from those traps every year in the Marine Park.  It is lit at night from inside the pyramid, the buoys are contributed by local lobstermen (and women) and king lobster bestows holiday cheer to one and all from high atop the "tree." We have horse drawn carts roaming with carolers, lighted floats in the Annual Parade of Christmas lights, merchants offering hot chocolate and cookies, and kids making and stringing ornaments.

We have chosen the more traditional tree for our home, although I can't help but smile every day as I drive by this one.  It really gets me in the holiday spirit.  The weather has cooperated, and we have a nice coating of snow for a White Christmas with more expected early next week, along with visitors from down South.  YEAH!

So as the last frantic package wrapping, carol singing, cookie baking, and firewood piling get finished, Mr. Tutu (aka Bob) and I head off to sing joyously at two Christmas Eve masses - (our 'parish' now consists of 7 different churches).  We will be praying for blessings on each and every friend and family member.  May your holidays be peaceful, your New Year be healthy, your celebrations joyous. Thanks to all my faithful readers who have graced us with your comments this past year.  My visions of sugar plums are actually piles of books to read and share with you during 2011.

Profile GraphicsMay your wishes all come true when you wake this Christmas morn.  May all of us in this world struggling to achieve the peace we were promised on this wonderful day, have a New Year in which that struggle ends.  Blessings and best wishes to all of you.


  1. Tina....Hope you and your loved ones enjoy a special Christmas and a Healthy New Year. I am happy our paths have crossed.

  2. I love the Christmas tree. Must show my Maine-native husband. We're having a white Christmas too. Merry Christmas to you and Bob and your family.

  3. To you and your family, best wishes for a Happy Christmas!

  4. That is a very cool tree! Very neat to have something like that which reflects the town so well. Hope you had a great Christmas!


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