Thursday, December 24, 2009

Signs of Christmas

A few years ago my Aunt and Uncle sent a Christmas card from the Cayman Islands.  I loved the stamp, so I framed it.

Yesterday my husband came home with a large bag of tangerines. I thought he purchased them until I actually looked into the bag and saw the stems and leaves.  The owners of his office building gave these to him, picked fresh from the tree in their backyard.

Tom handed me the bag and I started mumbling something like - will they look best in a blue bowl or one of the red ones?  I think the red one is too small to hold all of them.  Then I asked him - Do orange and blue go well together?  and he said that it's the Florida Gator's colors.

Well, I don't actually root for the Gators, but the tangerines did look better in the blue bowl.

Study of a tangerine with a leaf.

Look at it's simplicity.

It's beauty.

Awww heck, let's look at some photos of my sisters and Scarlett.  Hillary took these photos tonight at the Christmas Eve dinner at my Mother's house.

Hillary, Alison and Scarlett

Hillary and Scarlett

Alison and Scarlett. Scarlett is Alison's littlest one...about 9 weeks old.  Goodness, I need to go home :)

Oh, this just in - here are the other girls!  Stella with her tongue out.  I think that's her new look. The photo I'm posting tomorrow Stella has her tongue out lol   My mom is in the middle and Zora in green. 

I wish you all a blessed Christmas.


Jean said...

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to say thanks for being one of the fun blogs I frequent. I know I don't post often, but I really enjoy popping in to see your photos and to read your take on the world.

Have a safe new year!

Ann in the UP said...

Thanks for everything this past year, since I found you.

I've enjoyed your journeys, both on the road and with your camera, and always get a bang out of what you find at the antique stores and flea markets.

Thanks for turning me in the direction of "101 things", too. That's been fun---and a good way to stay focused.

Happy Christmas, and have a wonderful new year.

Keetha Broyles said...

Tangerines don't "appear" in Indiana at this time of year - - - unless one purchases them after they were imported!!

Loving the pictures of your family, as I'm sure you loved getting them too!!!! Must have made you feel like you were a part of their celebration, even a thousand miles away!

Merry Christmas!

jennifer said...

Your family is beautiful Kristin. Babies and children are so much fun at Christmas - I wish you could be with them too.

Merry Christmas Kristin. I am so thankful to call you friend.


Just Breathe said...

The tangerines look wonderful, yum!
Love the pictures, I know it's hard to be away from them, especially the little ones.

Alison said...

Those are my babies! So cute : ) And I will tell you why the tangerines look better in the blue bowl, it's a nerdy/artsy fact. is because orange and blue are compliments. They are across from one another on the color wheel and that means they work great together. Hence red & green, and yellow & purple. People just know it looks good even if they don't know why.

Loria said...

I love contrasting my colors so I would have picked the blue bowl too. I just realized I had the wrong name on my last comment - it's Zora with the brilliant blue eyes.