It has been a challenge trying to find time to blog on a regular basis, I do admire those that can post on a regular basis. It will take a lot more commitment on my part. We had our first snow almost 2 weeks ago, snow came a bit early this year on December 8th… Continue reading Our First Snow in North Carolina
It's our family tradition to put the Christmas tree up a day after Thanksgiving, and the ornaments are angels, loves and memories.
Charlie Brown O Christmas Tree I think Christmas is the most exciting time for Lee, of course she knew that Santa couldn't come down the chimney anymore. How could he when Max is guarding the tree. Lee wanted to decorate the Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving, she was afraid that there wouldn't be any place… Continue reading Christmas Tree
Charlie Brown O Christmas Tree We put up our Christmas tree early this year, actually it was the week before Thanksgiving. Lee was bored and needing something to do. We got this tree before she was born, so we are looking at a 12 year old tree. Lao ornaments I'm so anal-retentive when it comes… Continue reading Christmas Tree
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/33861685 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube Yesterday we decided to visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to see the Christmas lights. We got there early and it was still light outside. Some of my photos have digital noise, there was not enough lighting and I bumped the ISO up to… Continue reading Holiday Lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Charlie Brown O Christmas Tree We didn't get this tree in the 80s but it is over 10 years old. We got it before Lee was born so it has a lot of memories for us. Lee couldn't wait so we had the tree up and decorated before Thanksgiving. I took these photos on Sunday… Continue reading The 80s Christmas Tree
Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus is Coming to Town It's kind of odd to see the seagulls Ring-billed Gulls at a shopping mall when we are miles away from any lake and not to mention the ocean. They are a few that perched on top of the street lamp post. And hanging out by the… Continue reading Saturday Random Photos
Our family came to the US in December, arriving in New York City on December 8th and the city was decorated with Christmas lights. You could imagine the culture shock when I first saw the sparkling trees inside people's apartments in Brooklyn New York. It seems like a long time ago and we don't have… Continue reading Sparkling Christmas Tree
Charlie Brown O Christmas Tree Our Christmas tree is up, we decided to use our old Christmas tree that we have had over 10 years. This artificial tree is an old country 1980 Christmas tree that Bo won at the March of Dime auction. Lee has added her own ornaments through the years. I shot… Continue reading Christmas Tree
When I was leaving for work yesterday morning, the moon hung very low, kind of odd that it was still visible, and I turned to look at the opposite direction, sure enough the sun was rising. This moon made me think of the Harvest Moon that I wrote about 2 years ago, but that was… Continue reading The Beaver Moon
I often wonder what an angel looks like, if she is as pretty as we've imagined. But if you've lost your loved ones, you know that the angel of death has no mercy, and the only certain thing in life is impermanent. So these angels on my Christmas tree have no face, one carrying my… Continue reading Christmas Tree
I love blue sky, but could never figured out how photographers get their skies to be this blue, and thanks to the tip from Scott Thomas Photography. These were taken with a polarizing filter, and not photoshop. Fish in the pond asking for food, I don't think we're allowed to feed them. There are still… Continue reading The Sky Has Never Been Bluer at Biltmore
Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year, and at Biltmore House, the Christmas tree lights were lit on Friday November 6, we got to visit yesterday. I've more photos and will post when I have more time.
Photo by Waterdragonfly I love Christmas lights display, when I first saw Christmas trees inside people’s home; it was somewhat shocking to me. I came to the US during this time of the year, December 8th to be exacted, and our sponsor, the Chinese Christian Church came to pick us up at JFK Airport, took… Continue reading Christmas Memorial Ornament
Christmas trees from the south should have a southern theme, unlike most themes, which begin with decorations, in the South we are all about the food. The theme on my Christmas tree this year is called the 80s country Christmas theme, as the decorations are made out of dried apples, dried pears, dried okras, dried… Continue reading Southern Christmas Tree