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Happy Holidays from Piggy

This is the 161st in my Macro Eraser Practice series and no matter how busy I am, I knew I had to make time for a Christmas eraser shot starring Piggy. Besides he looks so darn cute in the white Christmas tree….and you have no idea how hard it was to find a beautiful white tree!

 

The last two years have been a roller coaster for me…lots of ups and downs, adjusting to changes and learning that everything happens for a reason. The new house is incredible, and the first Christmas here is very special….lots of decorating and keeping the animals out of everything is a full time job! I have included a photo below of the living room decorated for Christmas. My friend says it looks like a Dr. Suess tree with all the random ornaments and the bright colors! I made stockings for all the animals, the train commute turned out to be a good time to handsew them. I am trying really hard to adjust to commuting, but that is a work in progress…haha! My life is mostly eating, sleeping, working and riding the train…still looking for a balance so I can do other things! Of course, no treats in the stockings because Olivia would be all over the mantle trying to get to them. Bailey and Jack (Heather’s dogs) have discovered a new pastime….unwrapping presents, so we can’t leave the two of them in the living room without supervision. Besides cleaning up the mess, I am tired of rewrapping gifts all the time. Max is, as always, the most amazing cat and I think he has enjoyed not having the camera in his face all the time…but he is long overdue for a portrait.

 

Even though I have not been on flickr very much recently, don’t believe for a minute that I don’t think of all my friends here all the time. I just started getting out and taking pictures again and hope to learn to deal with time constraints and make time to get back on flickr. I just made my second trip to the Los Angeles Zoo, and got to see the two 4 ½ month old tiger cubs, just tooooo cute for words! I have never seen baby tigers before and we spent hours watching them. I am a little out of practice with the camera, so not very many shots turned out….but I got a few good ones. I will have to post some soon.

 

This shot is dedicated to all my friends and contacts here on flickr…wishing you all the most wonderful holiday season and hope the upcoming New Year brings you great happiness and joy. I miss you all very much and one of my New Year’s resolutions is to get back on flickr on a regular basis again….I am sure you all have been taking the most amazing pictures and I can’t wait to see what you have been up to! Hugs from me and Max !

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Taken on December 11, 2011