Monday, December 19, 2011
I took some pictures.
The ring-necked ducks are here for winter, so now I'll show you foggy pictures of them.
It wasn't easy getting this diving shot.
Did I mention there was fog?
But not here--this was when it was all sunrisey outside. And then I took my time machine to earlier this year so I could use my old watermark.
Here's more non-fog.
I took this a couple of weeks ago. There was a thin fog creating streams of sunlight, which are barely visible in this photo since the sun is kind of hogging the stage. (Typical.)
Okay, I'm going to talk for a second. How's your Christmas shopping going? I'm about done, but I always think that and then get more ideas right at the end. I really enjoy gift-giving, though I don't really like that Gifts is one of my primary Love Languages (the other being Words of Affirmation). It's kind of an uncool Love Language, because it seems so materialistic and it's more susceptible to the obligations trap that one can fall into with friends and family.
As the year wraps up, I've been thinking about 2011 and what I'd like to remember or forget. I'm looking forward to posting more about the former, and coming up with ideas or changes for 2012. I know many people scoff at the idea of New Year's resolutions, but I see no problem with setting goals at a particular time. I set (and fail at) goals year round, but the beginning of a year is a good time to get reflective, along with everyone else, and dream about change and improvements. It's like celebrating Valentine's Day--sure, you can and should show your love all year long, but what's wrong with having a special day for it too? I like holidays.
Sometimes I get so curious about who is out there looking at this blog.
PS I redecorated for winter.