It is trimmed and beautiful--it has almost all of our ornaments on it and could take a whole bunch more. I'll post some photos of some of my favorites on the days leading up to Christmas.
I have one set of Christmas hoops up in our great room (sorry for the dark photo--I took these before the sun came up).
And here's the fireplace where the stockings were hung with care.
The ocean is quite stormy---the tides have been high and churning, with the result that the boat ramp to the beach washed out. I've written before about the dory fleet--there's no pier in Pacific City so the fishermen tow their boats down to the beach and basically back them into the ocean, and then when they land they just drive up on the beach and let the sand stop them. Well, the crazy ocean has washed out the ramp that they drive down---I'm not sure what will happen now, although it looks like it can be rebuilt (we walked the dogs there yesterday). We think our little cape is so benign, but yesterday we saw the true power of the ocean.
And a bit of sad news
I'm sorry to share that Calypso's papa, Kokopelli, died suddenly on Friday. Here is a photo that Ann took of papa and son the day before he died.
It is unclear what caused his death--he was fine in the morning, he was laying down in the pasture at 10am. and by noon he was gone. There is a necropsy being done to try to give some indication, but the feeling is that he went down so fast that it isn't something that could hurt the entire herd.
He was a good fellow---obviously he was Calypso's papa, but also the papa of Georgia, one of the farm favorites. And Georgia's son Chaco was born this year, so his grandson is at the farm too. Tink is now pregnant with Kokopelli's cria, and I'll name the cria either Koko or Pele in his honor.