Tag Archives: Christmas

Houndstooth Dress and Houndstooth Coat

Jean and I were walking along the streets of Berlin this summer when this dress called out, “carmen!” It was on a mannequin outside the shop, just waiting for me to pass by. If there’s houndstooth in a shop, I’ll … Continue reading

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A Green Christmas

With temperatures above freezing, there was no snow for Christmas this year. Time for an impromptu photo-shoot on our way to my son’s house on Christmas Day. It wasn’t as warm as it looks, but I was able to take … Continue reading

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Silent Night – Holy Night

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Frohe Weihnachten! Sharing a sublime photo from Village Photography God bless us, everyone! ♥ carmen

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Christmas Fairs and Markets

One of the things I like to do during the Christmas season is go to fairs and markets. I enjoy the festivities: the atmosphere, Christmas music, meeting friends, talking to venders and I believe in supporting local artisans and vendors. … Continue reading

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Life is a bowl of cherries; Death is the pits

Marion and I saw Dr. Zhivago when we were young. The image of little Yuri at the burial of his mother still haunts me; little did I know that I would live this terrifying scene when my brother Johnny was … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions

Every time I hear the word tradition – the song from Fiddler on the Roof plays in my mind. Tradition … Traditions can be good to keep and fun to do. Two of the things we enjoy are going to … Continue reading

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White Christmas

There’s something magical about snow: water that turns into tiny, delicate flakes, each one is different, light as wee feathers that float down from the sky covering everything like a cozy blanket. The sight is breathtaking! Time to wear my … Continue reading

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Covered Perfectly: A Rave Review!

I’m like a kid on Christmas morning when a package arrives at the door: wide-eyed and a smile from ear to ear! This week I received my new tops from Covered Perfectly! I tried them on immediately. I am thrilled, … Continue reading

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Bittersweet December

We have all tasted the bitterness of death. It is never welcome, yet always shows up uninvited; sometimes unexpected and sometimes arrives slowly but surely. It never shows mercy to anyone. Death is cruel and heartless. December 1, 1968 is … Continue reading

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Fair November

Christmas is around the corner with only a month before we light the Christmas candles and sing Silent Night. Until then there’s shopping and preparations, decorations to put up. One of the things I enjoy are Christmas markets and artisan … Continue reading

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