I may not be basking in the sun on some tropical isle, but the views around this small Midwestern town are Norman Rockwell beautiful.
Lou Ann snapped this photo when I took a break from shoveling her walkway (Mostly I don't use a shovel. At the first sign of snowflakes I get in my car, drive to the nearest store and buy a case of Miller Lite. Then I carry it to the neighbor next door. He has a snow blower!).
This is the monument in the center of town:
And this is a view of Lou Ann's side yard:
(Lou Ann took all of the photos. Click on any one to view a larger image.)
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter tells the story of Ocracoker, Kelly O'Neal, and the 1951 revolution in Siam (Thailand). You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012910.htm