Last night I went out with my camera to take pictures of the decorated homes in our neighborhood. I did this two years ago, and didn’t want to create another book of the same images, so I applied some filters to make things a little . . . different. I like the effect, and hope others will as well.  It certainly brightened up what was a dark and cloudy night with nary a star in the sky–to my eye, anyway. The camera did spot a couple of stars in the east . . .

Here are a couple of the images–do you like the effect?

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And . . . . eight more days until my new puppy comes home.  She can’t get here too soon–Babe has been moping around and I really worry about her. I never would have believed that she would miss Charley, but I think she does.  We all do.  I still can’t talk about his passing without choking up, but the new puppy will help with that.  I don’t think I’ll have time to do much but chase her around.

Hope you are enjoying the season and getting lots of things done.  Lately I can’t seem to find enough hours in the day.




  1. Kay

    What a beautiful neighborhood. I love the effect of the photos. They look like Christmas cards.

  2. Cristine Eastin

    Lovely painterly effects on the photos—no offense, though, NEEDS SNOW! As I write I’m watching my skiing snow melt away in the rain. Also, I’m thrilled for you that you’re getting a puppy–it brings a little joy back to the house after the pain of losing a four-legged buddy.

  3. Beatrice

    Hi. Reminds me of childhood dreams. Living here in South Africa nearly at the southern most tip of Africa. Exept for the real reason for Christmas, nl Christ I love to look at Northern Hemisphere photos to get the Christmas feeling. Love It.

  4. Mocha with Linda

    Love it! Those look like they should be in a storybook!


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