On the fifth day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me…

Snow! After what seems like weeks of rain we have a little snow coming down. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture today, but trust me, it was really pretty.  Now it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I also read a blog post this morning that truly has come to me at a time when I need it.  It’s from Real Zest and was called “5 Simple Ways to Get More Out of Life“.  The tips are really simple and should be something I do already – but I know I don’t.  So tonight, step 1 – no cell phone! Word and Hanging with Friends will have to wait until I’m in bed.

On the 4th day of Christmas…

oops – I forgot yesterday.

but… my true love gave to me…

a pretty cool picture!

I heard the term bokeh for the first time (thanks to C!) and so I was playing around a bit with my camera – failing 99% of the time. But last night I was trying to take a picture of Sparky in front of our Christmas Tree and accidentally changed the wrong dial on my camera – and presto!

 

I had changed the setting to “Child” and for some reason the bokeh came out perfect – at least I think  so 🙂  So of course I had to take a few more pics.  Most likely won’t be able to do this ever again… but I will try (maybe with the new lens I asked Santa for).