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December 2012

Happy New Year 2013 !


In gratitude for the magic of photography and learning, I want to ring in the new year with an old image. In the early days of my interest in photography, I experimented endlessly. Would you beleive, to shoot this scene, I kidnapped my living room for two days? Yes, it was a bit cumbersome getting around a door, set as a dining table, right in front of our sofa.




The roses are Iceberg.


New Year's day is every man's birthday.

~ Charles Lamb


Christmas Around the House


Capturing Christmas around the house was so much fun this year; here are a few more images I can't resist sharing.



Since I have no place to put her, this gal is part of the family.



An Indian sari gift from my husband.



Lemon cypress, a favorite Christmas treat. More on this later.



The thrill of an amaryllis opening a little more each day.



My sister's lovely cookie gifts all the way from Oregon.



Fairy doll, knitted by Pauli, for daughter Oneita.



Favorite gift wrap- more on this later too.



This exquistie plum is actually a Christmas cracker! No I don't care what's inside, I won't open it. This handmade beauty comes from Tail of the Yak in Berkeley. 


Once I knew only darkness and stillness . . . my life without past or future . . . but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

~ Helen Keller



White Rose Christmas








My sister gave me this charming silver box. I was especially happy to have it when it came time to celebrate with white roses! 

A special Merry Christmas to dear Judy !


For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through, the joy that you give to otheres is the joy that comes back to you.

~ John Greenleaf Whittier