Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays :)

"As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is."

-Eric Sevareid

For your holiday viewing enjoyment...

From our house to yours...


-Carly, Alan, Dylan and Hendrix :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Welcome To Winter! And Hey, Look... An Eclipse!

"Love awoke one winter's night
And wander'd through the snowbound land,
And calling to beasts and birds
Bid them his message understand.

And from the forest all wild things
That crept or flew obeyed love's call,
And learned from him the golden words
Of brotherhood for one and all."

- Author Unknown

The lunar eclipse was beautiful, but the air was a little too cold for me. But I had to try, because after all, how often does a full lunar eclipse happen to fall on a winter solstice? Well, the last one was almost 400 years ago! Cold be damned... I just couldn't let the chance pass to photograph this event! My camera would never forgive me! It was cold, and it had been raining quite hard earlier in the evening, but right about the start of the eclipse the clouds receded and the sky became crystal clear! I ignored the pain in my hands and concentrated on the beauty in the sky above me. It was totally worth it, and I got a couple nice shots from my poor broken camera, so I am a happy girl. I just wish I could have photographed the entire event. Still, it kinda makes me smile to think that when I lie down tonight, it will still be going on just above my head. And to think, by one estimate I read yesterday, as many as a billion people around the world could possibly viewing it with me. Cool, very cool!

Welcome to Winter, December 21st, 2010!