Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sunrise December 31,2006

For somebody like me, who loves to sleep late, getting up this morning to go out and photograph the first full light of the sunrise required some effort. The light looked great but there was a bite in the air. So I returned to the house and got right back into my still warm bed. And tomorrow, New Years Day, I will definitely sleep in, uninterrupted by the first light of 2007.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

No More Christmas Trees

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

God's Peace to you and Great Joy!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New Camera, Old Story

I got a new camera today! many many megapixels, anti-shake, auto vacuum cleaner, jillions of exposures modes, auto focus, ten buttons that i've found so far, two dials, three switches, and one cursor pad. Also MANUAL-
so i can still take pictures the way I WANT TO.
Like This!
The wise men are moving and Mary and Joseph are waiting! I don't know which I liked better, watching the dusk fall, the vibrant natural color of the sky or the really strange way the plastic lighted nativity figures changed the colors of the grass.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas Tree Lot

Monday, December 11, 2006

Frosty Attacked!!

We went this past weekend to the Lady Bird Wildflower center for their luminaria festival. Hallie and her friend Bailee pretty much assaulted Frosty. They took him OUT!! Everybody knows there are no snowmen in Austin!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

First Four

For the first four who ask, via e-mail or a post here, I will send you a copy of the 2007 Cold Water for Thirsty Souls calendar, sure to be a rare collectors item! I will need your mailing address. And lavish praise never hurt- but is not required!

Friday, December 08, 2006

More darkness than light?

This week I've dwelt far too much on what's not going "my" way, what I was "supposed" to do, my "failures" at work.. And passed by some really great things instead of rejoicing in them. So I took this photograph this evening, posed it as a matter of fact. Composed it, I should say- as opposed to my inability to compose my week. Now here is the question, Do you suppose that if Jesus were to appear in this image it would be there in all the warmth and happiness coming from the candy canes, santas, chicken, and my so wonderful wife and daughter? Maybe next to the snowman? Or out there to the right, in the darkness, ready to help you to that light and love? I know the answer. How I wasted some wonderful moments in this week.

So yes it's only xx shopping days til Christmas but the real gift is there for us each and every moment of our life.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

More Stars

I am not much for artificial Christmas trees, but it is hard to put a live one on the kitchen table. And they wouldn't sound quite as merry as this one does when you bump your coffee cup into it.