be thankful

Thankful

Good Morning!  Getting an early start… there’s so much to fit in today, some of the usual holiday activities… and some not so traditional like catching my son’s very first 8k Turkey Trot this morning; I do love when a new tradition starts.  Then there’s some cooking, the family gathering, and of course the big finish, the turkey dinner.  It’s quiet now, a good time to reflect on all that I am thankful for… which is so very much!  I truly am blessed for everything and everyone in my life.

   Wishing you & yours a
Happy Thanksgiving

be-grateful

Until next time,
Maria

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Baby it’s hot outside . . .

I know, I know the lyrics actually go something like “baby it’s cold outside” but when you celebrate Christmas in July . . . well a-whoop-de-do and hickory dock . . .

Christmas jingles like that were being sung last weekend at the Dreyer’s Christmas in July.  Our scheduled family event way back in December was cancelled due to inclement weather and, well, this was the first time everyone could get together since then.  And it is very important that we all be there because nobody wants to miss out on the Chinese auction, white elephant, or whatever you want to call it.  This year was no exception . . . some of the hot items included a do-rag and an itty-bitty stool.   A very fun day with the family and the best part of all, instead of waiting 12 months for the next one, now we only have to wait 6 . . . weather permitting.

More photos here:  http://mariadreyer.zenfolio.com/p815606792#h1fcd9b89

It’s the holiday season with whoop-de-do. . .

  These are those kinds of lyrics that get stuck in your head . . .

And I have plenty of whoop-de-do going on.  Finals are coming up and I have a paper due.  I have been preparing for the Photo Club’s exhibit and the Holiday Dinner (boy, I hope I ordered enough food).  So don’t forget, if you’re in the area the exhibit is open to public December 10 & 11th (see previous post for time & place).   Oh, and I can’t forget Christmas is just three weeks away =0.  But that hasn’t stopped me from getting out there and shooting.  Last weekend it was Valley Forge and an 0ver-40-something’s annual turkey bowl football game, the weekend before that NY City.  And I still have Longwood Gardens and a return trip to Valley Forge (hopefully with some snow on the ground) on my list of destinations in the coming weeks.  It’s no surprise that I am a little behind on getting photos up on my webpage . . . aw heck, I have all winter, right? 

. . . and hickory dock
And don’t forget to hang up your sock
“Cause just exactly at 12 o’clock
He’ll be coming down the chimney
Coming down the chimney
Coming down the chimney, down!

Just in case you were wondering how the rest of the verse went =)

Photography Exhibit

Mark your calendars!

This is the club’s second exhibit for the year.  The first was in September at a 2-day outdoor arts festival and unfortunately the second day was rained out.  The variety and caliber of photography is quite impressive; so if you are in the area be sure to stop in!

It is one thing to take photographs and post them on a website or blog, but quite another to prepare them for an exhibit.  The first challenge is picking the photographs to exhibit, then coming up with the size, then the mat, then the frame, and the most difficult part (at least for me) is putting a price on my work.  I do enjoy making note cards, however.  I love the fact that one of my photos means enough to somebody that they would want to share it.