Thursday, February 28, 2013

It was a Dark and Snowy Night . . .

When a girl ventured out onto the porch for some snow bokeh pictures

   The first snowstorm of two to drop 10 inches(!) on us, and nice, wet, fluffy snow at that. The kind of snow that literally frosts the trees.
Yep, it was great.
Purrrfect igloo building snow, snowball material and knee deep in places.
Then when the sun came out; SPARKLES pretty much everywhere.  =)
Tomorrow, hopefully, I'll post some snowy splendour. * *


P.s. The idea for snow bokeh was from Eli

Thursday, February 21, 2013


* Sunspreader  *

* Reflections in tea *

* Flashes of color *

* Light coming in through the curtains, reflecting off the mirror and lighting up my sister's jewelry. *
(I'm sure it's happened many times during the winter, but I never noticed until now!)

* Sparkles and rainbows from earrings *

      It's rather curious how you get used to things and stop noticing them after a while.
That sun catcher for instance; it's been in our room for several years and I remember the excitement I first felt, after admiring them in other houses for the longest time,
"Yipeee!  Now we can have our own rainbows every day!"
 Yes, I'm sure I checked it at least ten times a day, checking to see if the angle was right for rainbows to 'dance' on the wall.
Then, sadly, tragically, it ceased to constantly intrigue me, and more or less disappeared from sight.
My sight anyway; as it still hangs from the corner of the bookshelf as it always has.
The weird part is, if I see one in the store or at a friends house, I'm quick to admire, sigh, and wish that we had one. Then, duh! *smacks forehead* I remember I do have one.

But that's the way it is most often isn't it?  I found this quote the other day:

 "Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings and not your own." ----Unknown  

And thought it was very fitting as jealousy, envy and covetousness all come from "Wanting what you don't have, and having what you don't want." ---as a good authoress who's name escapes me at the moment once said.

So, enjoy your rainbows and reflections and " If you can't find the bright side... polish the dull side!"  ---Anonymous

*   ~Jenny , who is splendiferously happy because we just got 8 inches of snow this morning!  * *

(She's  also hoping the sun will come out so she can experiment with  her bokeh filter since the sun hid last time.)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

by Candle Light

I finally got clear, glowing candles with true coloring!

Caught some nifty smoke too.  =D

A word of warning, just don't breathe after you snuff 'em all! *cough*


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Amidst the Mist

Fog + a Stunning Sunrise

What could be better?


Friday, February 15, 2013

What to do...

On Valentines day!

1. Get up in time to see the sunrise in the hopes that it looks somewhat like this:

2. If you have a dog, you do as my friend suggested  <3

3. Look at pictures of roses (or take pictures of roses. ;))

4. Discover an adorable heart shaped flower named "Bleeding heart". <3

5. Find a teapot with a rose basket cosy and . . .

6.  . . . Have a tea party with your friends!

7. Or buy some candles . . .

And have a candle light dinner!

8. Dig through your pictures and make 'Valentiney' collage. 

9. And if you don't do anything else, do make sure to eat some chocolate and make your friends a little note telling them how much you appreciate their friendship. <3
It'll totally make their day.  =D