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thanksgiving 2012

this year’s thanksgiving was serendipitous. we were invited to steve’s very nice neighbor’s lovely woodland home. the meal was delicious and the conversation was lively and interesting. a lovely way to celebrate gratitude and share a feast.

making phone calls

but we started the day with phone calls to far away family: kids, parents, siblings.

macy's thanksgiving day parade

watched a bit of the parade. this was a santa dance where they had santas in many different, gorgeous suits.

it's santa claus!

but the big guy was dressed all in red. i was a little surprised to see that he needed a caption. what a perfect santa.

ho ho ho

ho ho ho. i just love that face. isn’t that the perfect santa? macy’s must have their pick!


by the way, the narcissus are coming along. we got these bulbs at sturtz & copeland and they seem quite vivacious. i can’t wait to smell the sweet aroma.

feeder visitor

it’s so woodsy at the neighbors. they have bird feeders that attract so many visitors. the trees come right up to the edge of the deck.

bird feeder activity

isn’t he beautiful. he didn’t really want to pose for any photos, so it took a few tries to “capture” him. i am hoping he visits at steve’s, but i can see that the buffet is much better here.

little bear

isn’t this the cutest? there are so many adorable touches everywhere.

buck in the woods

this guy watched us eat. isn’t he stunning?

our lovely hostess made butter

our hostess used a hand-cranked device to make fresh butter for the meal. this was a HUGE treat.

homemade rolls

the homemade rolls puffed up so beautifully – altitude be darned.

thanksgiving proclamation

our host shared the Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by Lincoln during the civil war. I didn’t realize he turned Thanksgiving into an official holiday.

the bounty

tthe bounty – i ate it all up. woh. we laughed that everyone took advantage of the plate borders to extend their food opportunities

kitty host

one our hosts. this was the softest, furriest kitty i have ever met.

i hope your holiday was filled with warmth and joy.

cheers, dana


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mr. mustache


here’s a litlle giggle on a friday. this will not be used as a business portraitt for steve, but it could be a fun for his kids. do you like to have fun with these animated gif?

cheers, dana

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kitty at rest: boulder pet portrait


but really, when isn’t he? it’s been a hot summer and i can’t imagine wearing a fur coat in 90+ degree weather.

yesterday i caught him napping on our brand-new-to-us mid-century modern chair. looks like it passed the comfort test.

kitty by dana rogers photography

i think he was a happy kitty.


cheers, dana

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exploding trees


The trees are exploding here. We had great weather, then snow, now great again. The moisture has fueled every flowering tree to bust with color.

Walking around feels like being in a fantasy wonderland. Now and then, the visual beauty is accompanied by a sweet, mild fragrance.

Have you been enjoying this spring?




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flower friday: daffodils


since the snow has been so lame this year, i am really ready for spring. the brown, brown, brown has to go. so far, nothing has popped up here. soon i hope.

i picked up some daffodils at the store the other day and have been loving everything about them. they smell so good. this morning i decided to play around a little with them.

which is your favorite photo?

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