Christmas Photo a Day, December 14, 2017

Throwback Thursday… 1986 and 1987…see the extra little shepherd with her Mickey Mouse? ☺️

This white nativity set was around before I was around… by how many years, I can’t exactly say; I believe Aunt Gael bought it for Grandma …(or was that the set of Revere Ware pots that she got her? I don’t recall the stories exactly, and sadly Aunt Gael is unable to recall either) I set this nativity up in different places, in different homes, but always with the memories of unwrapping them with my brother….

Holiday traditions, and the physical items that sometimes create or support those traditions, also come with the reminders of love and loss…  (Grief is the tax on loving people.—wow. )

 

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Christmas Photo a Day, December 12, 2017

img_0071-1Nature decorates for the holidays! Wishing all who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah tonight.

Peace

Christmas Photo a Day, December 9, 2017

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Christmas is about giving of yourself to those around you…..Small business Saturday doesn’t mean You MUST battle Main St. USA; you can find many wonderful, unique, handmade gifts at small businesses online… My art is available as prints, totes and other gifts at Fine Art America.  My entire portfolio is here, at The View From the Passenger Window.  Or, look for an artist whose work you already admire. Or find a new “favorite artist,” like Maria D’angelo.

But if you really want to be out in the crowds, look for art galleries in the town that you find yourself today! Buy small, buy local and support the arts, and support ARTISTS…. (my only “ad” this month!)

Christmas Present

Christmas Photo a Day, December 3, 2017

The Holly and the Ivy Nature decorates her trees with many colors! (I don’t know of any song with juniper berries)

Photos of the day, week 1, 2017

I am going back to publishing these this year–keeps me honest! So, for the first week of 2017— I present 10 images. Because I have found that working from only one prompt list to be too limiting, I have this month, 4 lists to play with. Sometimes, I still find off-prompt things, sometimes only one prompt will happen!

Boots.   Where I Sew.

Sweet.   Cozy.

Rectangular.   Small, white and round.

Contemplate.   Edible, red and white.

Off prompt-but irresistible!    Imperfect.

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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

 

12 Photos.

I shoot a lot. I do a photo a day challenge; I have always tried to have my camera with me at all times. This has been made easier with the iPhone–I ALWAYS have a camera now! I started to look at the photos I took over the course of 2015….These are almost all chosen from my photo a day.

These are the 12 photos I liked best last year..of the almost 9k photos on Lightroom from 2015… I have chosen one a month as my favorite….(Yikes. There are a LOT of photos that need to be deleted!) ETA:  WHICH is YOUR favorite, and WHY?? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!!

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Virginia weather dictates that before the first really crazy winter happens, the daffodils need to start popping through the ground….

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Laylabug, trying out pigtail braids. I prefer contemplative photos very often, rather than the straight on, look at me cheesy smile.

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Corondo Island with my Uncle Thomas, on his retirement.

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OCEAN!

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Of the almost 600 photos taken on this wedding day, THIS is my hands down favorite.

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Safety First!

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Goodbye.

 

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