White Christmas

My short trip up to East Tennessee is already over — and so is Christmas. It was a nice trip all in all. I had a great time hanging out with my family even if they did (it’s becoming an annual tradition now) invite me to go shoot guns with them. Which (annual tradition part two) I declined.

My brother and I went out one night to hang out with some of his friends who play in a pool league, and spending the evening in this pool hall was one of the most entertaining experiences of the trip. There were dozens of pool tables, ashtrays in each bathroom stall, and plenty of drama among the pool players. My brother and I don’t play (at all), so we just hung around and offered witticisms.

[358/365] Spot the Photographer

The rest of the trip was more low key and far less smoky. We planned and cooked dinner for our parents (who are not into cooking), watched some movies, and slept in every day. The best thing about Christmas, though, was the snow! It was flurrying slightly when we got out of midnight mass, and by the time we woke up the next morning there was a thin layer on the ground. It continued to snow all Christmas day and into the next day. By the time I was safely back in Alabama I heard my hometown had accumulated several inches of the cold stuff.


Winter is my favorite season and snow is my favorite type of weather, so I was pretty thrilled. After Christmas dinner while everyone else was napping, I took to the streets on a four-mile walk and took plenty of pictures.


[359/365] Berries



Snow is the best Christmas present! This almost makes up for the fact that I never really get to experience winter where I live. In other news, I must decide what to spend my gift money on. I’m thinking one of these camera bags and/or a pair of Vibram Five Fingers.

How was your Christmas, if you celebrate it? If not, how was your weekend?


  1. Sounds like a great Christmas! No snow in Seattle, but plenty of rain, as usual. I got some Ugg snow boots for Christmas, and I hope I’ll actually get to use them this winter! (These boots are replacing ones I’ve had—literally—since 6th grade.)

    I think you’d get a kick out of the Vibram FiveFingers. I really wish the pair I ordered had fit!


  2. I was SO excited about the snow! When I lived in Eugene I always wished we got more snow there than we did — I had moved out there expecting more winter weather!

    I think I might go try on the VFFs today and see what I think. We finally got an authorized retailer here in town. I was afraid to order them because the sizing looks a little tricky.


  3. Oh, I love the pictures of the berries and the street covered in snow! Those are great shots.

    We had snow up in Michigan, where I spent Christmas with my family, and it did look awfully pretty. But I am SO not a cold weather person! I used to be pretty eager about getting outside in the cold air, but after a year of living in Texas, it was hard for me to leave the house and enjoy the cold. I do, however, miss autumn like crazy.

    PS Your mix CD arrived in the mail while I was gone! Yay! Thanks so much 🙂


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