Thursday, November 29, 2012

Getting Cold Out!

When it snowed for real, I decided that meant the bears have gone into hibernation, so I put out my birdfeeders.

Guess which came first, the chickadee or the squirrel?

Ruby and Pumpkin clearly know what to do this time of year.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you're able to share the day with the people you love!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nutcracker 2012

I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I'm just in love with this year's Nutcracker poster.

Isn't it beautiful? And, not that I'm proud or anything, but the first lovely young lady in blue at the bottom to the left of the sleigh is my daughter Crystal.

Monday, November 12, 2012

My 2012 Fall Video

This year, I decided to make a make a video using the Animoto website of all the photos I took of our amazing foliage season. I had a blast taking the photos. They're all shot in Vermont, this year. Some are very close to home, actually out of my windows, and some are from a lovely day spent driving around Vermont's Northeast Kingdom with family. Working on putting it together was a great break from stress.

You can view it by clicking HERE


Friday, November 2, 2012


I can't believe that it's November and my little patch of flowers still has so much color! We've had several hard frosts and even some snow flurries, but my flowers are either very hardy or very lucky. I don't know a thing about flowers or gardening -- these guys just do their own thing and I occasionally pull some weeds.

Oh, and there's that dog who has a habit of strolling through my photos just as I press the shutter.

I'm very glad to let October go this year. Between family crisis and surgery, it's been a bit stressful, but I have been overwhelmed with support from family who has risen to the occasion, co-workers who have organized a food train to keep us very happily fed, and friends who have been so amazing with emails and phone calls and driving and even spending the night sitting by my side in the hospital. It makes me sniffly just thinking about it.

Now I'm enjoying a relaxing recovery with lots of reading and writing and healing.