I plan to do as little thinking as possible for the rest of the Holidays.  I want to focus on just filling up with Christmas spirit.  So no questions, just hopefully some pictures and music you will enjoy.  I would of course love to hear what you think of them.

1) Frozen Forms of Winter

Thick ice coats the lighthouse at the entrance to Cleveland harbor. While northeast Ohio got a respite from the winter storms earlier in the week, ice-slicked roads prompted warnings of treacherous driving conditions and delayed school openings across a swath of the country, mainly in the South, while the East Coast braced for more snow.

Benches on a sea bridge are covered with ice at the Baltic Sea village of Scharbeutz, Germany (CSM)

Two yellow roses covered in ice protrude from a frost cloth cover at Dewars Nurseries in Apopka, Fla., on Dec. 14. (CSM)

2)  Pictures from the amazing Cake Wrecks site get the most hits by far from visitors to my blog. 

I loved the following two cakes from the December 19th post on that site, Sunday Sweets: Holly and Jolly- http://tinyurl.com/2bzkg8s

This Grenchy looking Christmas cake was from the appropriately named “Bleeding Heart Bakery” 


A beautiful Blue Christmas cake from the Highland Bakery

3) Christmas Music

A favorite Irish Christmas carol is the “Wexford Carol’ sung here by Allison Krauss, with Yo Yo Ma:

The beautiful Norweigan singer Sissel Kyrkjebo with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir “Vitae Lux”