I wasn’t sure if I was going to get this in today. I just upgraded to Windows 7 and, omgoodness, it has taken forever. I had to do it though, I only had Vista for about 2 months, it came on a new computer, and I HATED it. Even something as simple as navigating the OS took forever. Apparently I’m not the only one who feels this way, though. So I’ll just end my rant there.
So today we took down the Christmas decorations. We always like to get them up early, but come Dec 26th I am ready to put them away. I love Christmas, I love the lights and decorations, but man, I want my house back!
So, in the foreground there are 2 snowflake ornaments my kids made from beads this year – this photo doesn’t really do them justice. They turned our really, really beautiful and sparkly.
Right foreground is a Looney Tunes ornament that I got when I was about 14 or 15. Left foreground you can barely see the wheel of a wooden train ornament that I got when I was about 13. My parents used to buy us an ornament every year so that when we grew up we’d have a nice little collection of ornaments to get started with. We’ve continued the tradition with our kids. Above the wheel and snowflake is a Cinderella ornament of my daughter’s from a couple years ago. Think we like cartoons?
The bright yellowish-green one in the center is from about 3 years ago when our tree theme was lime green. This happens to be the year BEFORE lime green became popular for ornaments. So we searched and searched for ornaments to match and could barely find anything. So even though this one wasn’t an exact match we got it anyway. It’s not like we had a lot of options.
Huh, I just noticed that I need to change the year on my copyright watermark. I’ll put that on my new sticky notes feature of my new OS.
Ok, back now.
So anyway, that year we finally bought silver ornaments, yellow and green sand, double stick tape, wooden stars, lime green paint, and lime green ribbon – and we made our own ornaments. The ornament industry being a year behind on fabulous trends won’t get us down!
As a side note, I used mock HDR lightroom processing on this image. You like? It’s basically just insanely high recovery, fill, backs, and contrast.