Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Weather Outside is Frightful,
But the Tree is So Delightful!

It has been snowing BUCKETS outside today! I have personally shoveled at least six inches of snow off of our driveway! To gather more pity, I should mention that my driveway is HUGE. We have a carport as well as a two car garage. That makes for a lot of cement!

In addition to being a lot of work, the snow has been fun today... for my two-year-old at least! While I was shoveling he was having fun snow adventures. So a couple of times I had to take a break and get out my new camera (ooh! ahh!) to take some pictures. I will definitely have to post the pictures soon... not to mention the latest happenings of our snowman nativity.

For now you will have to be content with some photos I earlier in the week. I was scoping out locations to take family photos, when I ran across some nice scenery. Can you believe I have a photography gig already? It's like a dream come true!

Isn't this gorgeous? You would want your winter family photos in front of bushes like these, wouldn't you?


These stone steps with the snow slowly melting off of them really caught my eye. I love the look of this picture!

Finally, here is a picture of our Christmas tree. My husband was playing with the settings on the camera to see what kind of pictures we could get of the tree. I really liked this one. I love the way the lights look like stars nesting in our tree.

So pretty!

I am starting to get so excited to share Christmas with my husband and two little boys! It is going to be great! I won't even have to do any shoveling because we will be in Tucson for Christmas.

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

39 comments:

  1. those are great shots. there seems to be so much snow around! weird for us - we're in the middle of summer!

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  2. Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous. On the upside...shoveling snow gives you a great work out.

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  3. Love the steps photo too. Your photos are always good, but that one was my favorite this time.

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  4. WOW!! These pictures are amazing - I am blown away by the photos you take!! (And don't say its b/c the camera, its the compositions not the quality that makes these great!!)

    I love the way fresh snow looks - we are preparing for a lot of snow tomorrow, I actually hope we get it all!!

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  5. The steps with snow... it is so beautiful. Looks like a layered cake with icing.

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  6. Those steps are AWESOME! Great job.
    Congratulations on the gig! Break a leg (or whatever it is that we photographers are supposed to say to each other).

    Don't overdo it on the shoveling -- there's more coming over the next three days. Lots!

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  7. Such pretty pictures! I love your beautiful tree! And the red berries on the bush with snow on it was really striking! Merry Christmas and have fun in Tucson! :)

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  8. oh it just started to snow here - big fluffy flakes! big mess in the AM! lovely tree!

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  9. Beautiful photos, beautiful tree!

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  10. Those pictures are just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the snow and hoping we get some (but not buckets full. LOL)
    Happy friday!

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  11. Those are lovely photos.
    Enjoy Christmas in Tucson and good luck with your first gig.

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  12. Your tree is very pretty. Sometimes I really miss a big tree...then I remember what a pain it is to set up.

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  13. You really have an eye for taking great photos. Seems like you are really enjoying your present and I can't wait to see more of your pictures.

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  14. Visiting from Photo Story Friday...

    Those photos were gorgeous! You have a great eye! Keep up the photography ... and space out your shoveling so you don't hurt yourself!!!

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  15. Thank you for your kind words on my baby blog! I hope you have a great day! :)

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  16. Beautiful christams Tree! and the steps picture is great!

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  17. You are a very good photographer. Those are great pictures. I am excited for Christmas too! It's going to be a fun year. & lucky you that you won't have to deal with the snow.

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  18. Wow that is a beautiful Christmas tree!! I'm home in TX for Christmas & it's like 60 degrees here- doesn't feel much like Christmas! That snow is beautiful, can't wait to go back to school where it's snowing!!

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  19. Beautiful pics! The tree is so pretty!

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  20. Beautiful pictures. Loved the tree and the steps too. Also loved how you put your URL across your picture. Very cool. I have no idea how to do that. Of course i don't know how to do a button/badge or a million other things either!

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  21. Beautiful pics! We've been getting swamped w/ snow today.

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  22. Great photos!! thank you for sharing.

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  23. So beautiful! I love your tree, and that stone step is a great capture.

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  24. Super pictures! I love the tree and the steps... oh heck i love them all!

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  25. These are all really just such gorgeous pictures. I'm loving the holiday joy.

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  26. Hey - found you because you commented on Dumblond's site... I love your tagline! It is sweet! Beautiful snow... and your tree is absolutely delightful!

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  27. The snow is wonderful but you can feel "stuck" when you can't get your car out. Have a fun Christmas in Tuscan!

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  28. I really should be shoveling but my shovel is in the shed which is FROZEN SHUT!!

    I love the tree pic. All mine had the flash on (you couldn't see the lights) or flash off (too dark to see anything). Grrrr.

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  29. Wow, you did an amazing job with your new camera! :0) I love the berries and the snow-covered steps!

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  30. You are so talented with your photography, I'm so jealous!! Your tree is so pretty!!

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  31. Gosh! You always took great pictures, but I can see you are REALLLY enjoying that new camera!!! Fabulous!!

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  32. I loved all of the pictures, especially the holly berry photo! Beautiful! Your tree is beautiful too!

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  33. Those are great pictures. we got a lot of snow too!

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  34. Loved the pictures! The snow looks wonderful!! We won't be having a white Christmas this year...miss it!

    Have a wonderful time on your travels! Merry Christmas!

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