Christmas Ornaments, hanging on the tree

Christmas ornaments on the tree; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

Christmas ornaments on the tree; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014 

At the Christmas Market in Bamberg you could buy and hang a christmas ornament on the tree, or you could pay and hang an ornament you brought from home, all the money went to charity, and there wasn’t a branch that wasn’t loaded with ornaments. The tree was sitting in the middle of the main square surrounded by market stalls, and each day more ornaments were added, there they sat, night and day, the tree growing more beautiful every day.

Each day as we walked by I would grab a couple of photos of the different ornaments, one day this little teddy bear caught my eye, he is lovely surrounded by all the bright christmas balls, and lights. I processed the image ussed Kim Klassen’s kk-everyday texture. I have talked about using her textures before. When I look at this image it makes me think of old Christmas Cards. I remember when we use to get Christmas Cards full of writing from our cousins. It was great fun to go to the post office and pick up the mail this time of year.

Kim is offering a still life class, Be Still – 52 class that begins in January, I have been a follower and fan of Kim’s for quite a while, and I have decided to take this course, “it is a year-long community centered course containing once weekly lessons/inspiration/prompts centered around still life photography”. For me 2014 has been a very busy year, travelling to many different cities, we have taken trains, planes, boats, ferries, cars, and buses, and I think it is time to find a little stillness in our lives. After the new year we are going to slow down some, move around a little less often. Kim’s internet based class and community looked like the perfect way to enjoy a little stillness, and learn a little about creating still life images.

Let me know if you like the Christmas Card image, do you send real or electronic Christmas Cards to your family and friends?

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12 thoughts on “Christmas Ornaments, hanging on the tree

  1. Janice, I was just looking at your Bamberg photos and thinking, “I should comment and say how much I am enjoying all the Christmas cards from you!”… just as you posted this one.
    I did mail out cards again this year, although Canada Post is getting pretty pricey for postage stamps. Anyhow, I wanted to let you know: I’ll often just leave the computer for a while with your blog open (a nice way to visit with you), and enjoy the image whenever I walk into the room.

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    • Hi Sheryl, nice to hear from you. It does seem fewer and fewer people send out fewer and fewer cards each year. I love receiving cards in the mail, but I am not very good at getting mine in the mail! As often as not I end of sending “happy new year” cards!!!! I am happy to hear you like this card.

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  2. Mailing cards with family photo update letters to extended family and friends abroad, in US and in Canada. Postage to UK with an ever-so-slightly overweight letter, $3.60. I think this will be the last year that I do it except to a couple of elderly, not wired, relatives. I loved all your Christmasy European photos.

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