20190709_160956 Beach bar and lifeguard station in Preila
20190708_144926 The ruins of Markučiai
20190708_144547 The former brewery of Markučiai and a new apartment complex
20190708_144627 The former brewery of Markučiai
P1100773 My first Christmas tree (in a long while)
I had never decorated a Christmas tree since I was a child, because for all my years of living independently, I never bothered to put one up. But this year Erika will stay at my place over Christmas, so I got off my butt to get a Christmas tree. Then there was the question of where to get the decorations, and what kind. I don't believe in buying a whole bunch of ornaments at once, because the ornaments need to be painstakingly and thoughtfully collected over the years, to reflect the decorator's interests and special moments in life. But you have to start somewhere, so it was off to Target for a set of generic, but cute purple and silver baubles. And some candy canes at Erika's request. For a starter tree, this will do.