Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas week! I'll be baking, finishing up my shopping, finally sending out my Christmas cards (so late this year!) and spending precious time with my family!
The holidays snuck up on me this year. Not that I didn't see them coming, I just thought they'd mosey on over rather than run up on me! The Christmas spirit is a bit lagging as well...not that there's any REASON that I'm not dancing around singing carols, I'm just still playing catch up! So today I will attempt to catch up, clear out the cobwebs and find all the merry!
Joy to the World!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A vintage picnic...

This is one of several photos I just received from an auction I won on ebay.
These people are military families. I have several photos of African-American and white families having fun together. These photos are from the late 50's...mainly '57 I believe. I find it interesting that when families are united in service to our country, color is of no concern. Yet, this photo is from a time when color was of big concern - mainly in the South. These people seem oblivious to that stark reality. It is refreshing.
In today's world, when the word "racism" is thrown about without thought, it's nice to see a photo like this and know that racism, even in it's prime, was rejected by most Americans...just as it is today.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baby it's cold outside!

The other day I woke up and the whole world was covered in sparkled in my headlights as I drove my daughter to her bus stop. I couldn't help myself...I stalked the sun... waited for it to come up and grabbed my camera and set out to capture the sparkle. This is the best shot I can see it glistening on the fence behind the rusty antique bed frame I use to prop up my sweetpeas...which is covered in frost...glitter and grunge!
Ooooooh, pretty!
God is an artist.
His favorite winter art supply? Glitter!