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What is Tav Falco doing for Christmas?

"Twas the night before Christmas, and not a creature was stirring - not even a panther."

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by LamontPaul, for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2016
Beneath a Frosty Tree
by LamontPaul, for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2016
Beneath a Frosty Tree

"Twas the night before Christmas, and not a creature was stirring - not even a panther."

Tav Falco shares his Christmas with outsideleft...

Tav Falco: Christmas in a cabin deep in the Ouachita Mountains where I go every year to celebrate the Nativity under a frosty tree.
Riding back to the Cabin
riding back to the cabin

Firstly, I bake traditional Viennese Vanilla Kipferl cookies for my mother, Rita, to enjoy.
rollin out dough
rolling' out the dough
viennese vanilla kirpferl
viennese vanilla kipferl
viennese vanilla kirpferl
viennese kipferl cookies ready for mom

Then to tidy up the grounds, I go rake oak leaves and Crepe Myrtle twigs into a big burning pile.
burning leaves
panther burning leaves

There is always more work to be done at Christmas in Arkansas. That means running the locomotive up and down the line on my railroad - the last steam engine train that don't do nothing but run and blow.
railroading
railroading
through the tunnel
through the tunnel
time to ride
time to ride

Then to blow off a little more steam, I contemplate taking my Norton for a brisk ride before the Eastern Star rises in the wintry sky... and to all, a good night.

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photos by Via Estela 2016
Tav Falco's website www.tavfalco.com

 

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