Happy Festivus

Merry Christmas!  

Thanks to my followers and regular visitors for all of the fun and positive interactions.  Many blessings to you in the New Year.  I’m looking forward to the another fun year in blogland!

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

christmascardThis was the Christmas card photo this year.  Love these two  hooligans.

Raindrops on bittersweet also on cedar… (is Julie Andrews in your head now?)

Still loving this macro lens, though it isn’t easy to use.  My camera is new as well, so I’ve been experimenting with all of my focusing options.  I am slowly learning which to use when.  It has been windy the past couple of days, so getting these shots has taken a lot of patience, (which I don’t have) put much strain on the quads, (is it possible to do a half-squat and look lady-like, or even some semblance of “normal?”) given me a thicker skin due to the social media heckling from my neighbors watching me (you know who you are),  produced many many wasted shots, and has taken several cups of tea and coffee to get warm after being outside in the rain.   (My friend Mel gave me Downton Abbey Christmas tea how cool is that? I LOVE that show)

It’s all been worth it, though.  I’m learning a lot, and I feel happier because of going out and shooting.  I’ve definitely found a bright spot in this season of my life, so I’m thankful for that.

These are links from my flickr page.  When I link, for some reason the shots don’t look as sharp as if you click on the photo. Bummer for the perfectionist in me. But I’m gobbling up all my storage on WordPress, so I thought I’d try it this way for a while.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/graydaysandcoffee/16089351482/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/graydaysandcoffee/16090036905/in/photostream/

Raindrops on pinecones and fences and bushes…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/graydaysandcoffee/16082693905/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/graydaysandcoffee/15896947367/in/photostream/

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/graydaysandcoffee/15896674039/in/photostream/

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