Sunday, November 25, 2012

Today, we decided to try something a little different.  We don't usually decorate the exterior of our house for the holidays, but I felt like it this year.  I am not really sure why.  I think I just felt like I needed a little something cheery.  So, we bought some lights, and we made ourselves some cedar garlands for the porch railings, and bannister.

This, thankfully, was a fairly inexpensive project.  We have 8 cedar trees on our property, so the boughs were free!

This did end up being a fairly involved project, as they usually are.  It was a lot of fun!  The boughs you see in the second photos represent probably about a tenth of what we ended up actually using!   This takes a LOT of boughs!

We also chose to hang some lights!

Yeah... this basically took most of the afternoon...

The aftermath...

 All in all, I'm pretty happy with it.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Well, I tried, anyway...

Well, I have been in a crappy mood, so I decided to take cranky self out to take some pictures today, and finally test out my new processing equipment.  All I have to say is?  WOW!  The time it took me to do these?  About 1/8 of the time it used to take me.  Even the downloading was super fast.

Here, we have the lovely, mighty Columbia.  I may try to get out here again next week, to track the changing birch leaves. They must take a wee bit longer than the maples around here, but I also got some of those, too!  Just wait!  Hee!  I will say that all was well until I got harrassed by the damn cops. 

Where to, boots?  I don't know, Hedro... how about over to that rose over there?