Sunday, December 07, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree...

The holidays are upon us.

Yesterday I climbed into the garage loft and brought down the decorations. The lovely little tree was cut for me by Ian and Sharon. You can read about their annual family tree cutting day on Sharon's blog. As I decorated the tree I thought about all the friends, family and good times each of the ornaments represent. I especially thought about my Mom, who loved everything about Christmas. The red star from my parents' 50th Anniversary party is, as always, right at the top of the tree.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

For Birdsong

As those who have asked before know, I usually do not respond to MeMes or email chains. This does not mean I treasure these friends any less, it is just not, well, me. However, Birdsong has asked me to post the 6th image in my 6th image folder and tell you about it. It turns out to be a pretty nice one, so here it is. (I did not cheat - it really is the 6th of the 6th!)

Unfortunately the resolution is less than optimal, since it was taken with my first digital camera. It is a picture of my favorite dogwood tree on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. According to the image properties, I took it May 14th, 2003 at 11:29am (assuming my camera's date and time were set right).