Ornament ball carefully dangling from wire hanger. Check.
Who needs a Christmas tree? (OK, I like my Christmas tree, but nature provided some lovely decorations without a day of unloading plastic tubs of holiday bling.)
If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.
We are thankful for the nearly 2 inches of moisture we received with Monday and Tuesday's winter storm. Most of ours came in the form of rain and sleet. The electricity stayed on. You can't beat the scenery. And it gave the 2012 wheat crop another boost.
Just before sunrise, the western sky was colored pink.
And then the sun on the eastern horizon added Christmas sparkle to everything. Ho, ho, ho!