Saturday, January 26, 2013


Remember summertime...when it is so hot all you want to do is slowly paddle around the lake? When its cold and snowy I like to get out a few old pictures from summers gone by. Makes me appreciate each season just a little more.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Sunny Winter Day

Sunshine on new-fallen snow...its even more beautiful in "real life" because I can watch the shadows and lighting change moment by moment. (Looking SW)

This one was taken earlier in the morning, when there was a slight pink glow on the horizon all around...even to the west. Unusual for the morning, I thought.
(Looking NW)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Christmas Tree...Now that it is all put away!

My Christmas tree is pretty much the same every year. I have lots and lots of ornaments that I have collected over the last 35 years...yet I seem to add a few new ones each year and leave a few of my least favorite in the boxes. And I only use white twinkle lights...colored lights would ruin my red, white, & gold theme. 
But I do put a 2nd tree up in my husband's office that has all blue lights and blue & silver ornaments. So we each get our favorites!

I usually put up our tree between Thanksgiving and the 1st week of  December, but this year I didn't get at it until the 2nd week of Dec. so it didn't come down right after New Year's...I waited an extra week.
When I took these pictures I thought they were "close-ups" but I can see I need to concentrate on just a few ornaments at a time and get even closer. Next year!