Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Gazebo



I know the last few days before Christmas can be rather stressful. Hopefully you are able to find some time to reflect on the beauty of the season as well as spend quality time with those you love.

Here at our house things seem to be fairly low key. No rush really to speak of. It's the first Holiday season in a long time where I've felt so relaxed. I figure if all else fails, give money or gift certificates.

The snow outside our door helps to put a little magic in the air.


Merry Christmas to all

*The top photo is just the way the gazebo looked as the sun was setting this evening. The one below has a translucent tone applied which I downloaded from ShadowHouse Creations. Click here for a great tutorial on applying textures to an image.

33 comments:

Betty said...

That gazebo is very beautiful.I like the tone you applied.
Have a blessed Christmas

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

What a fairy tale gazebo!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Beautiful and peaceful....

wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas...

looking forward to spending more time with you next year...

Merry Christmas, friend

Fondly,
Kary

Susan Wicker said...

So very lovely. I enjoyed the moments, looking at the gazebo and can feel the chill in the air. Great job capturing such beauty! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Donna said...

I like what you did with that picture. It's so pretty.
Merry Christmas!

Country Girl said...

Liking both versions. Sweet gazebo.

I feel less stressed this year, even though I still don't have all the gifts bought yet. Oh, well. Strangely, I am not feeling overwhelmed about it.

hip chick said...

Very pretty and this time I know right where you were! Merry Christmas.
Did you know that Exeter lights the streets of town with paper bag luminary on Christmas Eve? They go all through down town where most of the churches are and up out of town on High Street towards Hampton (route 27 I think)
It's so pretty and magical and if you get a chance on Christmas Eve you should take a ride over.

The Curious Cat said...

wonderful photos! So festive! Merry Christmas to you darling! Hope you have a lovely holiday! xxx

Jayne said...

Very beautiful Sharon. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, peaceful Christmas as well.

Cindy said...

Beautiful!!!

Kerri said...

Gorgeous Sharon!! Merry Christmas!!

Phyllis said...

It's beautiful!

How do you get your pictures so large on your posts???

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Jay Albert said...

Now that's a New England Christmas scene! Wonderful photography Sharon!

The Early Birder said...

Relax and enjoy Sharon.
Christmas Best Wishes to you and all those around you. FAB.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love editing photos and that one is perfect for it.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
xo,
Carole

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wonderful Holiday Shot. In case I don’t have a chance to say it later, Merry Christmas Sharon!

Becky said...

I wish I was spending Christmas in your neck of the woods! Beautiful!

PinkCat said...

Gorgeous - it looks like 'the' perfect Christmas!

Have a wonderful holiday! x

Päivin päivät said...

Wishing you a happy and joyful Christmas, Sharon!

Päivi

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Wishing you and your family a fantastic Christmas and New Year Sharon. May 2010 be the best.

Love this gazebo.

Chatelaine said...

The gazebo is so pretty. Is it in your hometown?

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Laura said...

Gazebos are very exotic to me.
I immediately thought of Gilmore Girls and the gazebo in the middle of the town... (Gilmore Girls actually got me so fascinated with New England). Looks magical!

Pat said...

Picture perfect with excellent lighting...Love the snow on the steps. Hope you had a great holiday.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I can smell the crisp air. Nothing is as beautiful as a snowy New England Christmas, except your cat ;) Luna. I'ma NE girl, myself.
I love your photos.

Patti Cakes said...

Hi Sharon! We had a quiet Christmas. Dinner at my mother's.

John has been feeling better these days. The doctor told him he was diabetic and put him on medication.

I've been looking at all your previous post. Looking at your pics. Lovely as always.

Hugs!

dj said...

sharon....hope you had a blessed and special christmas.

we did get more snow, as we drove back and forth to missouri for the holidays in it. we now have about 6 inches and cant wait to get out in it tomorrow, even tho it will be bone chillingly cold. i bet dear backhoe hubby will be wearing more than shorts this week....hehehe.

can you believe how long those cuttings were lasting? glad your hubby liked it.

thanks for your kind words about my tasteful collections....such a sweet way to put it. thank you for your graciousness.

dj

MaineBirder said...

Beuatiful photos Sharon! So peaceful and calm.

Judy said...

Lovely photos! But whose idea was it to put the tree in the gazebo in the first place!! Congratulate that person as well!!! It was an inspired decision!
And in addition to giving money or gift certificates, there are also donations!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your home and tree are lovely. Glad I stopped by for a peek. I am enjoying your blog very much. I am amazed that your animals get along. I have 2 very territorial cats who can't be in the same room. What's with that?

Mary said...

Pretty! Nice to relax during a holiday, isn't it?

Carolynn said...

So Beautiful!! I love how the tree just glows.

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