I can't believe I haven't posted since October! Wow, how time flies! Well, as it always is with me, life gets crazy and hectic, and the blog is in the backseat once again. Hopefully, I will be able to be a little more diligent this month, after all it's my favorite time of year, and my favorite time to share with others. I love to see all of the decorations and traditions that so many of you have. It's so wonderful to share in all that is beautiful and blessed about this amazing holiday season.
The tree is done, the garlands are hung, now it's time to enjoy and share with friends and family. I was hoping to have this post up by the 1st, but of course that didn't happen. I was thinking that I would try to post a picture each day leading up to Christmas, already I am behind by two days, but hey, what else is new. So here are my shots from the 1st and 2nd of December, respectively.
Just a squirrel, trying to get a nut.:)
The dining room looks so peaceful here, a rarity I assure you.
I hope your holidays are off to a successful start!
*Note*~ This was originally posted on Friday of last week. Somehow it was deleted. I am not sure what happened???
Speaking of favorites of fall...going to tea has to be one of my absolute favorite things to do. It seems as though this time of year and through to the holidays, call for late afternoon tea with the girls more often than any other time of the year. Of course, I wish this could be an everyday occurrence. Taking time to sit and talk in a relaxed and lovely atmosphere. Enjoying a good cup of tea and wonderful company, what could be better?
Last Friday was my niece, Miss G's Birthday party. She held court at one of our favorite tea rooms, the Queen Mary. Of course, for Miss Liv this meant getting all fancied up in her favorite "poofy" dress, completing the look with a marabou feather boa and frilly headband/hat. She felt quite fabulous!;-)
If you ever find yourself in the Seattle area, and in need of excellent, traditional tea and delicious food. I highly recommend the Queen Mary.
I hope you have a beautiful fall day!
I went out for a walk this morning with acorns on my mind. Sad to say, I only found one little teeny-tiny one(pictured above), but I did happen to find that cool lollipop(at first I actually did think some little kid had dropped their bright red lolly on the sidewalk) looking thing. Our neighbors have a tree full of them, and they are the most beautiful colors, from a bright green, to pink, to red. So pretty! I am going to have to investigate what exactly they are.
But back to acorns, I really do love them, always have. I think they are such a sweet little mascot for the fall season. And there is something so enchanting and magical about them. Every time I see one, I can't help but think there must be a little fairy near by.:-) Here are a few of my acorn faves around flickr.
1. forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran, 2. Untitled, 3. Hello Flickr! , 4. a small sign of the coming season, 5. all the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Henry Ellis, 6. acorns
from windflower embroidery blog windflowerembroidery
I know that we have all seen these little acorn caps with needle felted bodies, but I can't help but adore them year after year. I like the little twist and extra detail Jennifer Murphy put on hers. I think I need to make some for my table.
From Jennifer's blog andothersillythings
Yes, I am going to try and post something music related each Monday. I absolutley love all kinds of music, so this should be an easy thing for me. Let's keep our fingers crossed that I stick to it.;-) Another thing I love besides music is a happy accident, and that's what happened for this Monday's Music. I was searching out acorns around the internet, and happened upon this wonderful band I had never heard of, The Acorn. I think they have such a great modern-folksy(if that's possible?;-) sound, just perfect for this time of year, and it makes for great house cleaning music. Have a listen and enjoy their cute video!
I hope you experience a happy accident today.
I am finally getting around to posting a few of my favorite shots from the 4th of July. We spent the 4th on Whidbey Island. My husband's family has had a beach house there for many years. It is a wonderful place for a good old fashioned 4th of July celebration. Complete with potato sack races, egg toss, relay races, and lots of wonderful food.
This year's celebration was accompanied by gray skies as usual. Summer doesn't officially begin in the Seattle area until sometime after the fourth of July. This year has been no exception.
I hope you enjoy the some of the sights of a Whidbey Island 4th of July.:-)
Pulling up to the ferry line. I always love this view.
Found beach treasures, such as agates and shells, fill jars in the window sill of the beach house.
I have wanted to do a post about photographing kids on swings for a long time. It's one of my favorite times to take pictures of kids. I love the motion and the expressions that you can sometimes capture when they are deep into a swing session.;-)
Here are a few of my faves.
I'm always a sucker for a little bit of sunflare.
I love this one of my husband's little cousin. She's all decked out for the fourth of July.
This won't be the last time you see a set of swing photos from me. Like I said, it's one of my favorite times to photograph the kids, plus I can't ever seem to get my youngest off of them once she's started.:-)
There is nothing I love more than going out to dinner with my family. Good food, fun conversation, and sweet little faces, what more could one ask for. These were all taken a while back when we all went to the Old Spaghetti factory down at Pier 90 for dinner one night. The light coming through the windows, while we waited to be seated, was perfect for taking a few shots of my beautiful nieces and sweet girl.
These are some pictures of Liv's last field trip of the year. It was a lot of fun to see how interested the kids were in all of the different sea creatures. I wish I would have been able to get some better shots of all of the different critters.
Another beautiful gray June day in Seattle. Some of the kids feet got soaked. Wellies were a must!(-:
I loved all of the color that the kids brought to such a gray day.
A wonderful time at the tide flats, so many beautiful things and all of the wonders of nature.
Park bench under the cherry blossoms....aah...spring.
This is for awesome group Parallel Vision~Word of the Week~blur
I was busy with the kids all day today. The science fair is tomorrow night, so we were putting the finishing touches on the volcano display and experiment. Yes, volcano. Doesn't every 10 year old boy have to build an exploding volcano?(~.~) I wasn't able to get around to your photostreams today(actually yesterday), I will catch up with you all today(tomorrow). Confusing much?(~.~)