Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Slowing Down for Christmas

It's almost here...are you ready? On this fourth Sunday of Advent...the first day of winter...the shortest day of the year...I'm lighting candles and preparing my heart for the week.

Part of my family has been down this weekend with whatever nasty bug is going around. It's not fun to be sick, but sometimes slowing down is just what we need. Forced to stay home, I was able to catch up on housework and other miscellaneous things. I had time to be productive, time to create and time to relax. 

I'm ready for Christmas. I'm ready to truly enjoy the next few days and weeks. This is GOOD.

Sometimes when I'm out running my creative juices start flowing and I get ideas of what to photograph and how. On my run yesterday I had the idea to make a Christ"moss" tree....a bit RANDOM, but FUN.

I also played around a bit with my violin (one of my favorite subjects to photograph) and bokeh. I got some great black and white shots as well, but you'll have to wait a couple days for those.

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Image-in-ing


  1. The fungus on the birch and your daughter with the bokeh in the! Gorgeous! Have s blessed Christmas, Jill!

  2. I love your advent candle! I hope everyone is healthy in time for Christmas!

  3. Hope you all feel better. I love that advent candle/wreath...not sure what you call it. I did look it up because I love it so, and saw that they were sold out. I'm in love with it!

  4. Hope everyone is on the mend and have a Joyous Merry Christmas.

  5. Oops! You mean the shortest day of the year! The longest day is the summer solstice, if you are in the U.S. ;o)

  6. beautiful pictures!!!!
    love the moss tree

  7. Lovely photos! The bokeh is just so nice too! Have a happy Christmas =)

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  8. These are such great photos, but I especially love the macro images at the beginning. I know from my own experience how challenging it can be to take a high-quality macro shot.
    Thanks for sharing at
    Merry Christmas!