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Saturday, January 31, 2009

The baby's room

Even though the new little one won't be spending much time in here until he or she's a bit older, it's been fun to paint and decorate and set up furniture in the extra room down the hall. We certainly have the space, so why not fill it with lovely baby stuff?

This is the fantastic (albeit VERY difficult to build) dresser/changing table that was a gift from our wonderful friend Kim (Hi Kimmy!). It is a spectacular addition to the room and I absolutely love it. I think at some point in the future I will paint something on it, though I haven't quite figured out what yet...

All the packs of tiny little clothes. They hardly fill one and a half drawers.

New additions to the tree. Our friend Drew had mentioned that he though the tree had a "creepy feel" to it, what with all the witch-finger-like branches and the stark design. So I've added a few blue birds to lighten the mood a bit. I think I'll end up adding even more as I really like the airy playfulness it brings to the wall. (Hint - you can double click any image to view it larger, all the better to check the details with.)

In keeping with the bird theme we have going I pasted a bunch of pictures of birds from old children's books that I bought at the local thrift store. I still have some work to do on this part, but I'm really liking the idea. I especially like the antique-ish pages from some of the books.

This last addition I really like. It reminds me of my dad and all the butterfly hunting we used to do. He still wears a butterfly pin that we "caught" with our homemade net on the brim of his hat. Monarchs are his favorite and I must say I really like the way this one turned out.

More to come, including an actual baby!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Winter is upon us

Actually, it's been here for quite some time. It's just that I am only now getting around to posting a few pictures of it. I'm afraid my interest in photography (at least outdoor, nature photography) has waned a bit this winter. Because, you see, it's really. Effing. Cold. But here is what I have thus far...

The amazingly large icicles hanging from the front porch. This photo does no justice, they are at least 4 feet long and, I'm assuming, quite deadly.

The back yard

Steve keeps warm after Christmas day.

The happiest snow shoveler. Ever.

The path through the front yard to the car.
More deadly icicles, these ones not quite as large.

How we keep warm.

Snow, snow and more snow. With snow in tomorrow's forecast. I must admit, it is stunningly beautiful. From a safe distance. Which is inside, by the woodstove.



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