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Early December

It’s astounding how a week or two of chilly nights can finally send the leaves on the trees into their “OK, I guess it’s time to change color, and drop a few” mode. Some of my favorite trees in the neighborhood have the full spectrum of fall color ranging from green, to yellow, to orange, to red. With due diligence I may be able to solve the mystery as to what kind of trees they are. They are a joy to behold.

I saw a young woman with cat ears yesterday. Adorable. I think they were leopard ears. This information was relayed to my cat Calvin of course.

Lights can make such a difference: I drove past a construction site in the dark of night last night, and saw a huge crane that was beautifully decorated with Christmas lights. Quite tall it was too, towering silently over the residential area around it and adorning the area with Christmas cheer.

Have a good second Advent tomorrow and in Germany it’s also “Nikolaus”, or St. Nicks Day. Don’t forget to set your shoes outside, and hope for the best.

2. Advent

2. Advent 2014After service today, I strolled through the farmer’s market, as I often love to do. Green all the way today: some great looking French beans (the thin ones) and some fresh celery (with celery it is always important to buy organic, as it tends to soak up everything). And yes: besides the nourishing vegetables — a glazed donut too — not organic.

On the way to the car, I walked by a bank that always has some stuffed bears in the window that make me smile. To my surprise: two polar bears, instead of the customary three black bears! A pleasant arctic change of pace. To keep the cold in perspective though: I then saw a man tying his Christmas tree to the top of his car: “Pretty cool, tying a Christmas tree to a surf rack — only in California”,  he said to me and grinned, as he saw me looking at the tree logistics.

Today is the 2. Advent: symbolized by the candle of peace — the birth of Christ.

Have a blessed Sunday and week. In Jesus name, Amen.