Originally published December 2013
The new ornaments this year are quite beautiful, and I think my favorite is the little porcelain bird, which I've put next to the pear ornament. That doesn't make it a partridge in a pear tree, though. I think the little bird is a dark-eyed junco.
This year's Christmas tree is named Duckie, after Woody the wood duck and all the other ducks who have allowed me to be part of their little duckie lives in 2013.
This is my video Christmas card, wishing you a very happy holiday season, from my hovel to yours.