If you came over for Virtual coffee this morning you'd find my house a mess.
We started decorating the tree last night, and we didn't finish.
It was my fault.
Our artificial Christmas tree was on its last leg last year, but I figured it would be fine.
Well, so many branches had fallen off that the gaps and gapes were impossible to camouflage.
I just didn't have it in me to wrap four sets of light around the thing.
So at 7:30 The Agronomist and I traipsed out into the dark to find a tree.
An artificial tree... a pre-lit artificial tree.
I was filled with guilt, as I thought how many pigs and chickens this amount of money could buy some poor child in Africa.
As you can see from the photos, it didn't stop me from buying the tree.
We will buy some goats and chickens too, but for some reason it doesn't make me feel less guilty.
After drinking the coffee you brought with you...
because you are so sweet and thoughtful... I'm imagining it's from Starbucks...hopefully one of their new Christmassy drinks with Peppermint and/or egg nog. (Did you know you can ask for fair trade beans to be used so you don't have to feel any Christmas coffee guilt?)
I would probably show you all of these sweet Christmas tree "bokeh" shots I took last night.
I will take a picture of anything as long as the Bokeh lights are in the background.
There will be so many of these photos this year it will look like a Christmas from Vegas if I'm not careful.
It amazes me that eleven months ago on Jan 1st I started my picture a day project.
The very first photo is of my eldest in front of a Christmas tree with the lights behind her.
It is still one of my all time favourite shots.
You can see it if you click here.
I had to read up on how to accomplish this type of shot and had no clue what I was doing.
OK to be honest my eldest read up on it, and then showed me what to do.
And today, I can create this shot without even thinking, and without my eldest reading the directions out loud to me.
Isn't it amazing how practice does make perfect?
Please note that I'm not saying these shots are perfect.
I have a long way to go in figuring out my camera, but I sure am amazed at how much I've learned over this past year.
I can honestly say I've truly fallen in love with photography.
But as I slurped down the last of my coffee, and yes I know I gave up coffee, but I do drink it if I go to a restaurant or if some sweet friend happens to stop by with a frothy treat at my door. (I'm not rude)
I would say, now thats enough about me, and would ask you what hobbies you are enjoying these days?
And I would be really curious about what you have always wanted to learn more about?
I would encourage you to seize the moment.
And to not waste any more time.
And I would promise you that you would never regret it.
Join Amy@LuckyNumber13 for a Tuesday Virtual Coffee and
Darcy@My3boybarians for many more Sweet Shots