Dec 29, 2010


I love the way snow brings a quietness with it.
And the quietness brings a sense of peace.
And the peace brings a sense of contentment.

Dec 27, 2010

My Brother is Part Elf

Every year, he creates this Christmas wonderland for his family.
When my neice was very young, she came over to my house and after seeing what I thought of as my fantastic display of lights in my front shrubs she innocently asked, "So, are you putting up lights this year?"

Dec 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Luke 2:8-12

Dec 23, 2010

Can You Guess?

What is it?
No, it is not some close up of Hope's paw--you may have noticed she is my favorite subject.
Is it some exotic animal I got dangerously close to?

Some fancy fabric I'm going to cover my sofa in?

No, just a tree I have walked past for years and never stopped to notice how beautiful it is.
Now I smile everytime I pass by it.
I feel like I know a secret.

Dec 21, 2010

Dec 14, 2010

Hoping for Snow

Hoping to wake up to snow tomorrow morning.
Until then, these pictures from last year
will have to tide me over.

Dec 8, 2010

Creative Outlet

Until now, I've never had a hobby that I could say I was passionate about. I've finally found one.
I love making jewelry. It has my mind working overtime thinking of ideas and planning. (I do miss sleeping, though). But, a bonus--I'm having just as much fun photographing them as I am making them.