Friday, December 28, 2012

golden table

I've never used these things together before; in fact I'm not sure I've used them at all, as opposed to displaying them on a shelf somewhere. Both the candle holders and the bowl (dish? jar? container?) were golden wedding gifts to my grandmother (and my grandfather, too, technically, but these were from friends of hers). I never noticed how close in tone to the wood they were until I tried to photograph them.

This is how I set the table for my supper on winter solstice night. All that sunshine color was very satisfying. I didn't even need to light the candles.

Monday, December 10, 2012

over the sink

Here's a wreath one of my former roommates and I found in the trash and added the plastic poinsettia to. I've alway hung it on my back door, wherever that was, but this back door has no handy hanging places, and in this window my neighbors can see its silhouette at night.

The window to the right appears to be the room they watch television in at night, and the curtains are never drawn, so I don't think they added the blue tarp to the west side of their screen porch just as I was moving in for reasons of privacy. Probably as a wind-break.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

losing the sun

I saw the most beautiful pink sunrise a few days ago. I was going to get the camera as soon as I finished the necessary getting-ready-for-work thing I was doing. But the sun was too fast for me. By the time I got back it had climbed up under the edge of the clouds.

Just the brightness lighting up the trees.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

broken ornaments

I work at an animal hospital now. We have Christmas decorations. We broke a few unpacking them this year.

So we mended them.

;) It's what we do.

Monday, December 3, 2012

door decoration

I got my traditional door decoration up last week, after cutting new greenery for it from my new shrubs.

I have several weather-resistant red bows, but none of them match, or are even the same size, so I chose just one, for the side the mail slot is NOT on.

Let me pull back a little and show the nice federalist broken pediment over the door, very popular in the thirties. (Broken in more than one sense: needs caulking baaaaad!)

And a little farther: most of the house front.