Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Putting Christmas Away

Are you done with the Christmas photos? I think I am. So today is a few photos of putting Christmas away. I use to walk around the tree with the box to fill in hand. I don't do that anymore. It's easier to pile the bulbs on the table and put them away at one time. They are all there in one spot and I don't have to play the guessing game of where the bulbs are hiding.

These pictures are all similar, I know. But I liked the different views and focal points. Hope you like them as well. Which is your favorite view and focus? Let me know in the comments and I'll tell you mine. :)

Next week we'll move on to new things.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Christmas Fun

A dear friend and I try to go to a local Christmas light view each year. This year we made it. We went to Overly's. Overly's is at a local fairgrounds where the money earned benefits charity. It's a great time together for us. There are horse carriage rides and a little store open to shop in. They also have a food booth open that sells hot chocolate (coffee and food too). We always get the hot chocolate and go sit by the bonfire. Though I didn't get pictures by the fire because it was surrounded rather tightly by people and you couldn't see it. There's a small trailer that has Santa Claus for the kids and a small path to walk by a few goats, mule, and a few other animals.

I think it's more the time together for us than the sights. But I have a few images for you.

They had a metal snowman project on display.

The boys rode on the small train for the young kids. And they had fun! Look at those smiles.

 Pictures at the boards, pretending to be train engineers and train.

When they were both the engineer they were much happier!

And being snowmen (and snow-woman).

Another view of the metal snowmen.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Christmas time is a lovely time to play in taking pictures. This series of pictures are of the different bulbs and focuses of the tree.

I call this one, Christmas Night

Change the focal point and you have, Stockings hung with care

I have to have my glass bells on the tree as well.

We have a big beautifully Christmas colored bulb.

I spent a lot of time on this ornament as it was the one that caught my eye this year. A sparkling silver snowflake.

Then we have the lone small red bulb.

I wanted to play with views of the tree. Instead of the basic view from the side, I tried different focal points from the bottom of the tree up.

What did the tree look like? This is an image I took with my cell phone when I put it up. It's not of the best quality, but you get to see the room as a whole.

Do you have favorite ornaments on your tree? What are they?