It’s not the end of the world…

But it is National Flashlight Day!!!!

That’s right. A holiday everyone can celebrate because who doesn’t appreciate a good flashlight, besides the candle lobbyists that is. But ignore them, they’re full of hot wax.

And now for a little Christmas music. ..

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me … An anticlimactic Mayan prophecy…

Now I’m sure everyone is just sick to death of the Mayans and the end of the world hype. But you have to admit it made for some interesting TV viewing. People were stockpiling and hoarding and doing all sorts of thing. I’m not sure why you would stockpile for the end of the world, if it’s the end of the world all stockpiling does is give you more stuff that’ll blow up. We even saw a show on people who were preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse. At one point during that show one of the “experts” said that we all need to be prepared for the next time a Zombie Apocalypse happens. Which begs the question..

When did the last one happen?

But sad to say even in our household we had certain people who just went too far with the whole Mayan thing..

Oh seriously, Dummy!! Put those candles away and get a flashlight!

dumymayan©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012


Meanwhile we had a pretty good snow storm. They said it was a blizzard and named it Draco. Yes, they did. I’m not sure what meteorology has come to but they all seem to be enjoying themselves a bit too much.

It made for some pretty pictures though. There was snow on my windowpane..

frost©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012


And this lone tree had to get all overly dramatic. All the other trees only had snow on their windward sides but this guy went all crazy and has snow on his windward and leeward sides. Quite odd really.

tree©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012.

And as I was out in the backyard, this guy came flying over. He took one look at Sampson in his lime green glow in the dark jacket and laughed himself silly. But in my defense, Sammy is short and white. No one can see him in the snow. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. That he looks adorable in his lime green glow in the dark jacket is moot.

eagle©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

And to my husband a very Happy Anniversary!! xoxo




©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012

14 thoughts on “It’s not the end of the world…

  1. Virginia…this is wonderful! Hope you, husband, Sampson and dummy are enjoying the snow. Darn…we missed it here in California but are expecting a lot of snow over the next couple days. You guys have a merry one and looking forward to reading dummy’s Christmas adventures!

    1. Thank you! He’s a good man, he should probably get some kind of medal for putting up with us all. 😀 The eagles nest here in the winter so there are literally dozens of them. They are everywhere. Beautiful birds, they are so big.

  2. Love the ‘drama tree’. I actually nearly stepped on a pure white dog in the doggy park the other day because he blended into the snow. I think the lime green jacket is an awesome idea! I’m hoping we get some fresh snow this weekend. I’ll look out for overenthusiastic trees. 😀

  3. Umm…am I the only one who didn’t know about the world coming to an end? I guess I live in my own world and that’s enough for me. I wish it would come after Christmas though, I’d hate all my shopping to go up in flames. Happy Anniversary to you and a wonderful brother-in-law. Thanks for putting up with her Michael.

  4. Love the goose paintings. And the picture with the moon and Christmas lights is fab! The reindog is perfect. Let him sleep on the bed. And poor Sampson with the weight of those antlers on him!

  5. Oh no, I think I posted my first comment on the wrong post. Oh well, you’ll figure it out. Happy anniversary! Enjoyed your “end of the world” post. Did not know about national flashlight day.

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