But last night a real honest-to-goodness blizzard blew in!
But that didn't stop Christmas!
And here's their neighborhood and backyard this morning. Not a whole lot of snow but that wind sure piled it up in places!
When I first learned about Thai massage recently, I have to admit that the photos kind of scared me.
But then today I thought to look on YouTube for a video and I found this one.
And now I realize that it doesn't look all that scary at all. In fact, I think I'd like to try it!
DailyOM - Eating Close to the Earth: "The food we eat is a multidimensional aspect of our lives. Food provides us with the energy that enables us to grow and prosper. Yet it can be, and frequently is, much, much more. Our food can be an experience in and of itself if we allow it to be. The dishes we remember from childhood offer unmatched comfort. The act of preparing meals can be an art form of the highest caliber. And the nourishment we derive from this fare promotes wellness within us. But many of us, distracted by daily affairs, forget that the profound pleasures of eating go beyond simple sustenance."
DailyOM - Giving Without Expectations: "Though our intention is likely pure, we can unintentionally mar the beautiful experience of giving by focusing on what we will eventually receive in return."
My grandparents are always going to sales and such so I asked them to be on the lookout for some nice old bikes for us.
The other day they called to let us know that they'd found an old men's 3-speed for $5!
I was going out of my mind wondering what kind of bike they'd found, and I was very excited to see this sitting in their garage when we went for a visit last night.
It is a Huffy Sea Trails. And it is in remarkably good shape. It does need a little work, but all it required for a short ride around the neighborhood this morning was a little air in the tires.
Check it out!
Okay, I got this video free from iTunes a couple weeks ago, I threw it into my mix and never really watched it.
Last night I was sitting on the couch letting the laptop shuffle through my playlist when this song came up.
This is an incredible song. The music, the rhythm ... I love it! The video is extremely nicely done as well.
You've got to check this one out.
As I promised here is a video and a couple photos of the lit pumpkins we made today.
I love Tori's comment in the video! "My pumpkin is beautiful!" (P.S. - I helped Tori carve hers!)
I helped my niece, Tori, carve a pumpkin with a cat's face on it for Halloween today.
It was pretty fun. I'd never carved a pumpkin this way before.
Here's the finished pumpkin. I'll take some more photos of it tonight when it's lit up.
"I get asked all the time, during workshops, in e-mails, in private messages, what words of wisdom I would give to a new and aspiring photographer. Here's my answer."This is a great piece for anyone wanting to make a go at making money with their photography.
Style is a voice, not a prop or an action. If you can buy it, borrow it, download it, or steal it, it is not a style. Don't look outward for your style; look inward.
Gimmicks and merchandise will come and go, but honest photography is never outdated.
"Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! From now on families will be split apart … "