Monday, December 26, 2011
Picture the Holidays : Day 26
Time to clean up the Christmas ribbons and wrappings.
All is quiet today... The hustle and bustle of Christmas came to a complete halt when I hit my head on the pillow last night.
Early this morning the kids went with Grandparents on a trip to visit my brother and his family in New York. Missing them; my kids, my brother and his wife, especially his adorable little girls.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
I realize that I have many dog/kitten photos for this project. With my kiddos almost grown up, I find that they are they easiest subject to shoot.
The kitten was enchanted with the lights, the tree and the bows on the gifts that were put out on Christmas Eve. My pup was enchanted with the new kitten.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A little nostalgia... remembering the joy of the season, the childhood magic, and the warmth of yester-years.
Thinking back to when Christmas was fun, not that it isn't now. The anticipation and excitement was much different when I was 8 than 38.
Things like this little Santa from when I was a child helps me adjust my attitude.
Monday, December 19, 2011
I hate to admit this, but I haven't bought one single gift yet. I have not had the chance yet. (Sorry midnight shopping is not something I do.) Thank goodness that I have this week off of work.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Fall on your knees! O hear the angels' voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born.
One of my favorite Christmas Hymns.
Picture The Holidays : Day 13
Monday, December 12, 2011
This little kitten has brought a whole lot of happy to my daughter. She insisted on bringing it home. I insisted she didn't. She is persistent I tell ya. I told her to ask her dad. She didn't. So I did. That didn't help! He said what ever makes her happy. Well she is. Milo pup is not. I hope they learn to get along! lol
Sunday, December 11, 2011
less is more*
Less on the focusing... more on the feeling.
The feeling of Christmas is slowing entering me. I am putting the tree up and decorating this weekend. There is less focus of chores this weekend... more focus on Christmas. (Chores can wait.)
I shot this yesterday with no intention of using it for my weekly shot... however, time slipped away and I did not get to shooting the shot I intended.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Milo was admiring the tree as we were putting it up today. I'm afraid to put the ornaments on it. He will think they are toys. This was taken in seconds, no time for focus and composition with him. Just as I tried to get a better focus he took off.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Ugh! This is so "in your face" it's scary. I didn't have much time to do this. I should have changed my lens. I probably should have skipped the SP part of the project. I am probably going to do this over but am posting it to post. :-\
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
This isn't a typical landscape shot for me. Normally I'd seek out a picturesque scene at the Park. Since today is my son's birthday, I decided to take a photo of the store that his gift came from. He's 18 today. It's a bittersweet day for me.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true." Anonymous
It's so easy for me to get overwhelmed and stressed out during this time of year. Part of that has a lot to do with the lack of planning ahead. If I acknowledge my "dreams" for this Holiday, perhaps more happiness will come about, not stress.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
"The frenzy of the holiday season can get the best of us!" This season I will remember to slow down, take a break. I will remember that I don't have to do 'everything', simply enjoy what the season has to offer.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
One of the things that I am grateful for is my camera. Photography has been a passion of mine since I can remember. It is a creative outlet. I love creating images and seeing the final outcome. My emotions and feelings often come through my images. Like a poet expresses feelings, I express my feelings through my camera.
I also am grateful for the many memories that I have captured of my kids growing up and the family trips, etc.
My little Holiday Flash is a "find" and some day I will learn how to use it. Until then she lets me photograph her.
It is ILLEGAL to copy and or reproduce any photography or content in any manner.
- fifty two / 52
- № 26 | The Day After
- № 24 | Enchantment
- № 22 | You Are Getting Sleepy
- № 21 | Attitude Adjustment | fifty one / 52
- № 19 | Make A List (And Check It Twice)
- № 18 | Recharge
- fifty / 52
- № 17 | WarmGlow
- № 13 | Simply Divine
- № 12 | A Whole Lot of Happy
- № 11 | Shaping Up
- forty nine / 52
- № 10 | Twinkle Twinkle
- № 8 | Reflecting on the Season
- № 7 | Express Yourself
- № 6 | Every Little Thing
- № 5 | The View From Here
- forty eight / 52
- № 4 | You Hold The Key
- № 3 | All You Need Is Love
- № 2 | Reframing The Season
- № 1 | Holding Onto Gratitude
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