Kaleidoscope #117

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer, 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a pic of my Christmas tree from 2015. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera.

Kaleidoscope #116

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash. 

 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a gathering of green ornaments from my holiday stash. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my smartphone.

Kaleidoscope #115

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads,
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap; 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a close-up of the holiday wreath on my front door. No special lighting or effects, just a snap from my smartphone.

Kaleidoscope #114

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

 

 

 

 

 

Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia.

Below is the original photo used to create this image. My strongest Christmas memories center around the box of presents and treats my grandparents would send from Arizona. My Gramma loved to shop flea markets and there would always be a cute, handmade ornament. My Gramma is still going strong but she can’t do all the baking and shopping anymore. I’ve held on to these treasures, and I gathered them all together to take a simple snap from my smartphone. I added a touch of brightness in Photoshop.

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