I think that pretty much sums up this time of year...
I've been so consumed with the holiday decorating and shopping that I haven't spent any time enjoying the sights and sounds of this magical time of year. Hopefully, now that the house is ALMOST decorated maybe I can enjoy the beauty of the season. Although, the baking isn't done; and when I say the house is ALMOST decorated it's because the tree isn't up yet.We wait until our daughter gets home from college
to participate in the tree fun! Weather permitting, she will be coming in tomorrow night and the tree will be up by Saturday afternoon. The baking will commence tonight-as soon as I get off this computer...
Looking at these photos, I guess you could say I have been enjoying the sights enough to shoot some photos. I have been playing around with photoshop so much that I'm now obsessed with my camera and taking pictures just so I can alter them.
These photos were NOT altered though, just playing around with different lighting and trying to get up close with my subjects. I would really love it if Santa would bring me a new macro lens for my camera! Then I could really get up close & personal!
These gorgeous red berries are on my hawthorne tree. It's really full of berries this year.
The rest of the photos are decorations around the house.
With all the preparations for the holidays, I've been a bit slack about getting into my studio to get anything done worth photographing. There is a project that I've started but I plan to submit it for exhibition and I am a bit reluctant to show any of it just yet. Will let you know how it progresses.
Right now, I hear the kitchen calling my name to get to all that baking I want to do before my daughter gets home tomorrow! Then maybe next week, I can relax & enjoy my daughter, along with all the sights & sounds of the season!
Happiest of Holidays to all~