December 24, 2008

Happy holidays

Little red barn

At my parents' house yesterday, I looked the window to their backyard, to my father's snow-covered garden and little red barn that served long ago as a stable for an appaloosa horse. It looked like a holiday photo. I was thinking that I should put on my boots and go out outside with my camera.

Then I glanced at my parents' computer and noticed that the desktop photo was the scene that I was planning on shooting. My father had already taken the photo.

"Hey, email me that photo for my blog," I said.

My father looked at his computer and shrugged, "Okay."

Then I sat back down by the fire with a hot cup of tea.

18 comments:

jodi said...

Merry Christmas to you. A beautiful photo.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

I want to live where you do!

Merry Christmas, jo(e)!

Kyla said...

It looks just like Christmas should.

kathy a. said...

how gorgeous! we have some festive christmas rain, which we need, but still...

RageyOne said...

Lovely photo and smart of you to request the e-mail. No going out into the cold!

Have a great day! Merry Christmas!

Seeking Solace said...

Happy Christmas!

BerryBird said...

Merry Christmas, Jo(e). I hope you and yours have a great holiday.

YourFireAnt said...

What is that thing in front of the line of bushes, over next to the trees at the right?

FA

Joy said...

Is it one of those sculpture/ ducks made out of wire? Or is it a frozen duck? Hope not!

We had some birds freeze in a river here in WI. At least that's what one of the bus drivers told me. He said the river froze and the birds must have fallen asleep in the night. Nature is cruel sometimes. :(

Tie-Dye Brother-in-law said...

It's a crane, welded out of sheet metal. Red-haired Sister and I got it for the Japanese garden many years ago.

YourFireAnt said...

Tie-dye Bro-in-law: Hey! Who're you, somebody she hired to write the blog while she lounges in the Comfy Chair bloated with Ch'mas surfeit? If so, where's today's post?

FA

Tie-Dye Brother-in-law said...

FA - I guess she skipped X-mas day. Too bad; I was dying to post the "best quote of the evening"...

jo(e) said...

Tie-dye Brother-in-law: Okay, now I'm wondering what the best quote of the evening was ....

Tie-dye Brother-in-law said...

That award has to go to Red-haired Niece, who announced, "I have wiener in my holes".

(The poor dear had had her wisdom teeth removed, and perhaps should have avoided the cocktail wieners...)

Tie-dye Brother-in-law said...

P.S. I initially wrote "weiner", but Mozilla flagged that as misspelled. I should have gone with my instincts...

YourFireAnt said...

Picky Mick'd love that best quote of the day. Have you seen his latest post?

;-)

Heather said...

LOL...

Im having my first white Christmas everrrr...and loving it!! I would have put on my boots and gone for a walk sucker that i am...

:)

Mom2BJM(Amy) said...

What a beautiful picture - I wanted to be a great photographer in my other life.. I just try to pretend every now and again..