Merry and Bright!

 

Happy Holidays!

May your Christmas be merry and bright!

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Nifty Fifty Friday: Happy Holidays!

Bokeh Reindeer

I can’t believe that Christmas is next week! It’s one of my favorite times of the year. I’m energized by the hustle and bustle of shopping, celebrating the season over warm mulled wine at Christmas Markets, and just enjoying time with my hubby.

This season, I’m happy to express the joys of Christmas creatively…with my camera and with beautiful bokeh.

I hope that your camera is bringing you joy and that this season is special for you too!

Happy Holidays!

Monochrome Monday: Cheers!

Capture 365 Project – December

PREPARE

Prepare

One of my favorite Christmas traditions while living here in Germany is visiting the Christmas Markets throughout the country. You haven’t truly experienced the market until you’ve had a steaming cup of the popular drink known as glühwein (or mulled wine). There are various recipes, but Glühwein is typically prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anisee, citrus, sugar and at times vanilla pods. It is sometimes drunk Schuss (with a shot), which means that rum or some other liquor has been added.

Glühwein is bested served in cold weather and in the company of good friends.

Cheers (or Prost in German)!

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Do You Believe In Magic?

The magic of Christmas that is.

I love the holiday season! For me, it is truly the most wonderful time of the year. I love the decorations, the holiday songs and even the hustle and bustle of shopping.

More than these things, I love the joy of witnessing the Christmas Spirit. It is truly spectacular to see the community come together to help those less fortunate than themselves. The pure delight on a child’s face when they see Santa. It is great the way total strangers smile and greet you with holiday cheer. And, who can forget the wonderful food!  But, the best gift of all is the fellowship of family and good friends.

The true magic of Christmas is not our favorite guy in the red suit, but in my humble opinion, it is the beauty of the human spirit!

Happy Holidays!

Below are a few more pictures from my Capture 365 Project for December:

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