Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrate The Season



Our celebrations this year are going to be spread out,
 we cannot all find a weekend free where the family can gather, 
so there will small get togethers throughout the season.
I love to sit by the lighted Christmas Tree with a warm drink, some biscuits and a good book.

A Silent Night Texture was added at Multiply 75%, a mask was applied and some of the texture removed.
I am joining Kim Klassen for Texture Tuesday and
Lisa Gordon for The Creative Exchange.

Enjoy your day!!!

45 comments:

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

That sounds delightful. I love gazing upon a pretty Christmas tree, too.

schöngeist for two said...

o ja ich leibe es auch so romatsich mit Tasse heissen Tee oder Glühwein mit Keksen..
Ich wünsche dir eine schöne 2.Adventwoche!
Lieben Gruss Elke

Linda said...

It seems to get harder and harder to get everyone together...but it sounds fun to have many weekends of gatherings. Our tree is the last thing we put up...sort of a tradition with us...I can't wait!

Karen said...

What a beautiful image! Terrific bokeh, and I really like the texture.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Enjoy all your gatherings - wonderful photo.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love your photography! What camera/lens do you use? Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm now a follower.

Crafty Gardener said...

I think smaller get togethers are lovely and it seems to extend the season even more.

Rosie said...

This looks so cosy and inviting! I love your composition and the feeling your picture conjures!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jen
Looks cozy, and I like the way the twinkling lights of the tree turned out.
Judith

Becca said...

So warm and cozy...I love this!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Yum. Looks tasty. V

LauraX said...

such an inviting photo, I love it!

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, it's all lovely, warm and Christmassy in your neck of the woods. I'd better get a move on! I love your mosaic in the last post - so lovely!=]

xo

Kim, USA said...

I so love your photo in bokeh. Thanks for the visit!

TableSetting

Linda Makiej said...

Really so beautiful!!

lisa said...

My goodness, look at that gorgeous bokeh!!
Truly a feel-good photograph for the season.

Thank you so much for sharing today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening.

lisa.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful, warm and inviting image!

Jeanne said...

Your cup looks so inviting and love that texture. I also love sitting by the Christmas tree and have my candles lit. So wonderful to capture those moments of peace and nostalgia. Thanks also for the sweet comment on my blog and hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Lovely texture and photograph. I love Kim's textures, but have yet to take the time and figure out how to use them as beautifully as possible.

Thanks so much for stopping by My Front Porch.

Happy Holidays to you,
Suzanne

Tammy said...

Such a comfortable image. I love the bokeh.

gina said...

Beautiful composition and tones in this...and the bokeh is fantastic!

Mary Lou said...

Great texture touch. Reminds me to slow down!

hannah said...

Small gatherings are good.
As is your bokeh.

Rettabug said...

GORGEOUS shot, Jen!!! You are getting sooooo good at this photography stuff. I think a class or two should be one of my New Year's resolutions (no pun intended!)

Are you sewing up a storm? I am! Too busy to post anything until I meet my deadlines, then I'll have lots to share.

fondly,
Rett

ps. LOVED your last mosaic!!! Perfect!

Marcie said...

What gorgeous bokeh! And - why not spread out the celebrations...spread out the fun!

Mira said...

I love that bokeh! It's so pretty, It adds a special holiday feel to your photo. Very nice! :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

This is so beautiful. I love the effect with the lights, it really sets the cozy mood.

Karen

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jen,
What an absolutely gorgeous photo. I need to get back into my classes. At least I know what you are talking about!LOL. Trying to finish Christmas presents and blog is almost impossible....

Carol

Linda Trine said...

what gorgeous bokeh....love the cozy feeling this image brings

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photo, and the texture made it very special!

EG Wow said...

Neat photo. I prefer small gatherings so it sounds like Heaven to me.

Angie said...

Such BEAUTIFUL bokeh!!

And small get togethers here and there are wonderful, because they give more time in which to CELEBRATE! Lucky you! :) And what a lovely image!!

Van said...

delightful image!

Light Trigger: OUR ENTRY

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Sounds like perfection to me.

Joyous holidays (spread out though they are) to you and yours,

Sharon

Becs said...

Beautiful image, amazing bokeh and love your use of texture.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Oh very pretty & looks yummy, too. Great bokeh! =)

nancyjean said...

i just love the christmas bokeh! looks so inviting, maybe i can stop by for a cup? :-)

Amarie said...

Beautiful photo! It looks so warm and cozy there!

Denise said...

Lovely bokeh...calming festive photo! Nicely done!

Denise (visiting from TT)

kareninkenai said...

oh, that does sound so pleasure-able; lovely texture processing - great bokeh. thanks so much for sharing. karen {visiting from TT}

Jann Olson said...

I love the technique on your picture. I too love sitting under a quilt next to the tree. I'm usually looking at a magazine. What a wonderful time of year!

Sheila said...

This is the way our family will gather this year as well, but maybe it will make for better visits. Sometimes it's so busy with anywhere between 16 and 20 relatives here on Christmas day that it's hard to find time to even say hello to everyone. This year each family will be here at a different time and this is the first year our daughter won't be home for Christmas so her presence over New Years will be the highlight of our Christmas season. Enjoy the family gatherings whenever they may be....

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Sitting by the Christmas tree with a drink and book after everyone else has gone to bed is one of my favourite Christmas moments every year! Love how you captured this moment!

Porch Days said...

Your photo is beautiful. I have been disappointed with the results of my attempts with Kim's textures. Need more practice I suppose. Nancy

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

I love that photo!