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Thursday Thumbnails

Isn’t this an awesome tree?  I’ve been taking pictures of it for years.  I love how it’s so muti-colored.  The reds, burgundys, greens, and golds, all blended so epically together. 


The kids and I went for a walk late on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and I saw … this.
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And then this!
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Seems that wet, heavy snow we had a couple weeks ago was too wet and too heavy for some of the trees around here.

I was talking to Maintenance Guy V when he came over to replace my faucet and he said that all together we lost about 50 trees around here this year.  These were lost because of the snow, but the others were cut down because they had some kind of tree blight and they were trying to save the non-infected ones.  I knew we’d lost a lot but 50?!  Wow, it was even worse than I thought!

The Thanksgiving manicure. 

(spied on one of our late night jaunts) Happy grill cover is happy.

We got the tree up!  And then roasted chestnuts on an open fire.  Winking smile 

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I tried making those apple pie cookies – have you seen them?  Epic mess!  I feel like I wasted so much filling and dough and caramel!  It was an adorable idea but one I won’t be doing again.  I split one with my husband (we try not to eat sweets) and they tasted really good, but the kids wouldn’t touch them.  The picky eaters!  So I ended up giving them to Maintenance Guy V when he came to fix the faucet.  Smile  He liked them!  So, taste is fine, but not worth the mess to me.  Your mileage may vary. 
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The Hanukkah manicure.

How’s your week been?

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6 thoughts on “Thursday Thumbnails

    1. I usually do too, lol. These weren’t that bad, since the crusts, filling, and sauce were already made, it was just a matter of assembly, basically. But, messy! I used the whole jar of sauce and the whole can of filling – I probably could have gotten away with half and had less mess. 🙂


  1. I wondered whether the trick is to cut the crusts FIRST, then spoon on only enough filling and caramel for each cookie, then slice the ribbons and lay them on. Bake. Sprinkle (more liberally) with cinnamon sugar. They were tasty, though. 🙂

    Thanks for trying.

    And the loss of the trees makes me sad, sad. But our tree and Chanukkah/Hanukkah/Hanukah nails and gifts and joy make me sooooooooooooooooooo happy. 🙂

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    1. Well, trying to get the ribbons on top once they’ve been cut – and how would you cut them since the cookies are round and how would you know how long to make the ribbons, you know? My thinking was just a solid top layer with maybe a tiny X in it, like the big pies. Oh well. They were tasty and I’m glad you liked them. 🙂

      Me too!! Love you!

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    1. I know, that’s how I felt too. To just come up on the poor tree while we were out walking, I felt like I stumbled upon a crime scene.

      I’m glad you like the manicure, thanks! 😀 Happy Hanukkah!!


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