Thursday, December 17, 2009

Brady Bunch

I haven't been taking too many pictures lately. In fact the last thing I've done was put together this compilation of pictures of all my nieces and nephews. It worked out fairly nicely that there was an even number so I could arrange it like this. It kind of has a Brady Bunch type feeling to it. About half of the pictures I got during this summer, and the other half I had to take recently--fun little project none-the-less.

Christmas is in one week! I can't believe where this month (and year) has gone. It truly is the greatest time of year, though, as everyone is a little kinder and little more patient. It's funny, Christmas isn't too much longer after Halloween, but for some reason people really give you a hard time if you think about the season before Thanksgiving. Then once you put the turkey away and sit down to relax, you only have a couple weeks to get everything done and ready for Christmas. Anyway, just a thought. Newsworthy? No. Interesting? Even still, probably not! However, get out and enjoy the holidays and make some memories. That is what I'm trying to say, I guess.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Think On

Tis the season. With a little snow and a lot of cold, it really feels like Christmas time and winter out there. In some parts of the state, the temperature was around -20° F. I know I know, some of you out there are saying "I've showered in colder temperatures", but you have to agree that outside the Northern Territories this is pretty cold for the beginning of December.

The picture is of a hat made from the MacLellan tartan. It was lit with a flash and I dragged the shutter to bring out the Christmas lights in the background. A pretty picture, one could say. On an interesting note, the McClellan motto is "think on" and comes traditionally comes from William MacLellan in the 16th century*. King James offered Barony to whomever could brought back a menacing Irish bandit by the name of Black Morrow dead or alive. Upon bringing back the bandit's head on his sword, the king conveniently had forgotten his promise to MacLellan and to which he exclaimed while holding the head on the sword, "Think On!"*