December 15, 2017

the week :: through the lens

 it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. so i put the "hand made" lens back on the camera body and got started this week. it touched me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room table... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it. we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. our advents window, i do love it and it does bring hope into the darkness. mathew 4:16

:: 2. a window full of lamps, a good thing in the mids of a dark winter

:: 3. so simple so delicat and true

:: 4. and of course decorations, not just advent and christmas garlands, but this too is kind of pretty

:: 5. just didn't make it into this post...

December 13, 2017

garlands and writing cards...

what is there to say about today....
a very cold morning and a blue sky, i guess that's going together and this in the middle of winter. i came across this wonderful garland in the city. i'm sure it look even more festive at night, when the little lights are lit.
and so it is the time of advent, lot's of making and doing with special care and in special places in order to keep it secret from the person being gifted... there is also the writing of christmas cards going on, as joel took the time to creat a family card, which i'm very excited about. it is not an annual thing for our family to send out cards, but this year we will and i'm already in the thick of it and enjoy the moements of connecting through writing.

December 12, 2017

wild weather

the weather around here is great, i love the twists and jumps it performs right now. one moment it's snowing, the other the sun peaks out (like this morning while i ran my weekly long run) and now it's back to a light fluff. well we had rain over night and it's a bit above freezing, after it really snowed hard on sunday morning. the hope is here for more snow at the end of this week, first we will see a bit more of the sun tomorrow.
this weather is good for keeping me in doors, making and baking is on my list for later today as well as tomorrow afternoon and thursday. so lets keep it as it is.