Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

This vintage plastic Santa sits out all year long, but he's especially festive during the holidays. He's on skis and has room for candies in his open "bag" behind him. I can't think of a Christmas of mine he hasn't appeared in. I think he dates to about 1960 or so.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my great readers! I wish you nothing but peace, love, and happiness during this season and next year! Thank you for being so loyal and kind!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Shadow Play: Porch/Bike

Winter's shadows live faster lives than their warm weather cousins, but they're also sharper, deeper, and least resemble that which is casting them. Some may say harsh. I say striking. Just a quick photoshoot as the afternoon sun changes almost second-by-second on my porch. My trusty errand bike is always at the ready.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Basic Red-White-and-Blue Winter

The garden globe now rests in a vintage milk can, much sturdier than the decaying tree stump I had arranged it in first. The scalloped bottom of a "squirrel-proof" bird house and a solitary sedum stalk create an image of shapes and solid colors. Shot from upstairs and inside with the digital zoom function, which works really well on this camera.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Voracious Readers

Some of my children are such voracious readers they always insist on sitting in the library to be read their story of the day! I  think  antique dolls and books are natural together and having a couple of pink flamingos watching over is a good thing. I find I can fit more books in this bookcase by storing them horizontally. I must have at least 1,500 books of all types and ages. I think the Mets uniform is shrinking, lol.