Tuesday, December 31, 2013

sun return

The sun sneaked up today.

See how much grey there is? Only the horizon is cloudless.

Here is a shot from the door, with no screen in the way. (Not dedicated enough to go outdoors in my bathrobe at 18F.)

I just love the competition from the kitchen chandelier reflected in the glass.

The last sunrise of 2013.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

tree and ex-tree

Here is this year's tree:

It's not quite as tilted as it looks in the picture, but it didn't grow perfectly straight.

Here's where it came from:

The steps from the deck are now passable without snagging branches.

Here's a link to the before pictures:

Monday, December 23, 2013


Every year I am amazed by how much food our clients bring us. They sometimes bring other things, and not everyone brings something, but still!

This is my share, a tenth, of the things we were given that didn't have to be quickly eaten up (like fruit baskets and cupcakes.)