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We are having our first good snowfall today (there was a dusting a couple of 
ago that didn't really count).  Today was the day my garden club decorated the
house at Lasdon Park & Arboretum where we meet.  The house, which is not 
open to the public, is part of the Westchester Parks Department, but is mainly
used for offices and meeting facilities.  It was a wealthy man's summer home, 
in the 1930s in the style of George Washington's Mt. Vernon.  Every year we 
decorate the main rooms before the annual "Friends of..." dinner and other 
functions.  This year the tree in the main entrance hall is decorated with 
200 shiny metallic-paper origami birds made by one of our members. In addition
we have filled the spaces between branches with bits of white dried baby's 
which gives it a very delicate, airy appearance.  That, with the lights and a 
crystalline snowflake ornaments, is all, but we think it really looks lovely. 
used origami birds in some of the other decorations throughout the rooms - the
two fireplace mantles, roping on the stairway, wreaths on doors, etc.  The 
had begun to fall before we finished, and it really made a picture-post-card 
We hurried through lunch (always bring a covered-dish lunch) and business
meeting so members could get home before the snow got bad, but I don't think
it is really going to amount to much.  Temperatures are  in the high 20s, so 
I'm expecting this to be gone tomorrow.  I have been wrong before, but hey, 
really that time of year.

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