Christmas Photo A Day, December 10, 2016

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Small Business Saturday. Turn toward the galleries and shops in town, instead of fighting the crowds at the mall today. Discover a new appreciation for the unique offerings of small companies.  My photos and many other original art pieces and jewelry are available at
Old Towne Studio 7, Petersburg VA or Side Street Gallery, Colonial Heights VA

 

Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 9, 2016

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Long after the last snow is gone, as the tulip trees begin to flower, the spirit of Christmas can still be found, if you look hard enough. (NYC, April 2016)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”Melody Beattie

Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 8, 2016

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Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. Hamilton Wright Mabie

Throwback ( to 2007) Thursday!

 

Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 7, 2016

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Arlington Cemetery

Peace on Earth. Remembering Pearl Harbor today. And as I post this rendition of one of my favorite Christmas songs, this year it is with a tear that we have lost David, as well.

Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 3, 2016

Small Business Saturday! Shop those galleries today! Check out a local artist’s website to see what is still available in time for Christmas. Help a friend to become what they want to be —a successful artist or entrepreneur in your neighborhood. (or in mine–photos still have time to arrive for Christmas!)

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We get by with a little help from our friends.

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Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 2, 2016

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Timmy and Hamish

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Roxy Fluffernutter and Timmy

Christmas past–Our dear Hamish (we miss him very much)

And introducing our newest bundle of joy, Roxy Fluffernutter. (#Roxyfluffernutter on #Instagram) She has been entertain us these last few weeks! Wondering if we dare put up a tree; I am recovering from thumb surgery and do most of the decorating, and she is ‘curious’😉

***Happy birthday, hunny.***

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Christmas Photo A Day is BACK! December 1, 2016

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Welcome to December! We’ve ALMOST made it through 2016 and I know it’s been a tough year!

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”  Khalil Gibran

Definitely words to hold close these next few frantic weeks! (please forgive the inevitable hiccups as I get this back to a daily format — it’s like learning to ride a bike again..bit wobbly at the outset but I’ll get there)

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