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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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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Christmas Photo A Day, 12/26/15

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Santa was kicked to the curb!

I am not a fan of the mad rush up to the 25th, with a full screeching stop for one day, and then the determination to denude the house of any sign that Christmas happened before the next trash pick-up.

I celebrate the 12 days of Christmas AFTER Christmas, as is traditional, and not how retailers have decided it was meant to be BEFORE Christmas.

So, as long as all Christmas is packed and away by Valentines Day, I feel I am doing good! The tree stays up till the Epiphany. And it is usually far longer before it gets taken down, to be honest! I want to enjoy the holiday season, not rush to the next big thing…

I hope that Santa was good to you!

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Any takers?? (it’s a dry heat😉 )

See you next December 1! I hope that you have enjoyed our December fun! I hope that 2016 is as wonderful as you are!!!

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Christmas Photo A Day, 12/25/15

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Merry Christmas from our house to yours…

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Remember, it isn’t the size of the GIFT as much as the size of the THOUGHT behind it… (Arlie)

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And even more important than that, is who you spend your time with… (Daddy Gus and me)

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And who you remember, and miss, and keep alive through your thoughts and love. ..(Daddy Kevin and Joe)

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Christmas Photo a Day, 12/24/15

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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

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Happy Jolabokaflod!  Iceland-Jolabokaflod

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Christmas Photo a Day, 12/23/15

It’s getting close to crunch time!

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Laylabug was glad there was scissoring time today, although her main contribution to gift wrapping was supervisory, and as design consultant.

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Chocolate chip bread. Need I say more?

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