Tick, Tick, Tick

Well, here it is, folks.  We’re on the downhill slope of 2012.  Just a few days to go.  We received a Christmas gift today from WS’s daughter in New Hampshire.  And one from my daughter in California.  But that will be a photo for tomorrow.

I’m afraid this image doesn’t do it justice – it’s simply a WOW! clock.  (Click to enlarge the picture) … Swarovsky crystal elements and it plays one of 48 different songs on the hour.  And yet it won’t do it once the lights in the room are out, so as not to wake us up during the night.  Pretty clever, eh?

I finally finished the horses.  I photographed 17 horses, all edited to be artsy, had prints made and then created 144 handmade cards out of the photos.  I’ll post some of the photos in the new year.

2013 is almost here! Namaste’

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Gorillapod

WS got me a gorillapod for Christmas.  I’m so happy!  It’s very portable, easy to use and those legs are just as good as Gumby :-).  (For those of you not into photography, it’s a tripod for my cameras).  It twists and turns and can bend into just about any way I need it to.  Namaste’

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Christmas Day

What we thought would be kind of a sad day turned out very well.  We were hoping to have my stepdad out of the skilled nursing home at least for Christmas Day, but that turned out to not be the case.  Instead, we took all the presents and went to where he is.  His daughter and her husband were there from the midwest and we all had a great time.  Stepdad was happy that we were all there.  Everyone ate lunch together at the nursing home.  I guess if I had to be in one of those places, I would sure want my loved ones around me.  I hope he’ll remember at least some of the moments we all shared today.

Here’s a shot of me and WS.  Obviously I didn’t take this picture, so I’m breaking the rules of the photo-a-day project, but hey, I’ve broken lots of rules before – LOL!

Hope your Christmas Day was spectacular in every way.  Namaste’

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Merry & Bright

Well, dear ones, it’s almost that magical day.  Here it is Christmas Eve in southern Arizona.  The temperature is 50 degrees, which suits me just fine.  There are lots of people trying to make it home for Christmas today and I wish them Godspeed on their journeys.

Let the love, peace and joy of this night increase the light in your lives today and always, wherever you are.  Merry Christmas, have fun, and spread the joy!  Namaste’

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Candlestick

Well, today was the day when we get the house together to prepare for Christmas guests.  Will Santa be one of them?  I expect he will.

While walking by the dining room table I noticed the sunlight streaming through one of the candlesticks and lighting it up.  It’s hard to see the red candle because there’s so much light.  I just love it.  I’m using the palm tree candlesticks for Christmas dinner.  Maybe it’s a subliminal thing that I’d like to be at the beach with palm trees swaying and an umbrella drink in my hand.  LOL.  Namaste’

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A Cup of Joy

Sometimes joy comes in the form of a hot cup of coffee and a few minutes of alone time during a hectic holiday season.  Namaste’

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Winter Solstice Baby – Happy Birthday!

Besides being the winter solstice (shortest day of the year and a special alignment this year of all the planets in our solar system), this day is even more special to me because it’s my daughter’s birthday.  So I want to take this opportunity to honor her.  She’s my baby, my youngest, who turns 41 today.  Amazing where all the time went.  Lots of beautiful, wonderful memories of moments we shared together.

This picture was taken when she was three and it’s one of my favorites.  So I took a picture of this picture and added a little winter solstice effect.  As you can see by the color of her hair and that look in her eyes, she is not one to be messed with.  Trust me, I know. LOL.

Hope you’re all having a spectacular day!  Namaste’

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