Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ getting into the holiday spirit

I'm not one for November Christmas trees, but yesterday Allegra and I toured the classic Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Ct., where I spied these shadows created by the morning sunshine. 
Each year local garden clubs decorate the home for the holidays. It opened for tours on Friday.

I wrote a story about it for the paper, which you can read here.

If you want to see lots of shadowy photos, visit our awesome Aussie friend Tracy, our hostess, at Hey Harriet.


Linda said...

I'm not one for Christmas trees in November myself but that one is awfully durned pretty! I love all of that tinsel, it looks like it was put on very, very carefully!

Heading over to read your article now O' Princess of the Paper!

Sarah said...

Nice to see another view of this lovely home. I like the way the tree is decorated-I am a sucker for lametta!

Barb said...

I don't do a tree in November, although my mother usually puts hers up the day after Thanksgiving... but not this year!

bj said...

When I was a little girl, my mother always wanted the tinsel put on ONE PIECE at a time so it would look close to this photo.
My brother and I would do as she asked until she walked out of the room..then we would start just throwing them on. lol
I KNOW she knew it but she always just said how pretty we did the tree. :))) Moms are like that, aren't we?

I am making Turkey Veggie Soup as we speak...using my left overs.
Also just put some leftover cakes and pies in the freezer and they will make another appearance on Christmas Eve night, tasting as fresh as ever. :))

Hope you are feeling well, Patti.
xoxo bj

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Love the shadows. Love the tree! I wish someone would drop by here an decorate a tree for my home. Wouldn't that be nice? Better still if they came back later on in Jan. to take it down!

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful shadow shot for the day! I do love the Christmas tree -- even if it is early! Hope your weekend is going well and that you're feeling well!


Kelly said...

I don't mind Christmas decorations in November as long as Thanksgiving is past. This is lovely!

Chubskulit Rose said...

You have a beautiful Christmas tree Patti!

Shadow at my page, please come and see.

Dianne said...

I love the windows behind the tree
such an open feeling
lovely shadows

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I don't normally think of shadows and Christmas trees going together, but after seeing your photo, I've revised my previously held opinion!


Shadows above me, shadows below,
Shadows beside me, wherever I go;

Shadows each morning, shadows at night—
Shadows, O shadows, you’re my delight!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Ants, Shadows, Sunflower

Ann said...

That's a beautiful tree--even if it still is November. I love the way the morning light dances off the ornaments and the windows cast shadows on the floor.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love that tree....don't care what anyone things - I LOVE tinsel on a tree :) Went to the article & saw the video - looks like it was cute! I'm with you about the decorations outside...I hate it when things are lit up before Thanksgiving - sheeesh! :) Have a great week Miss Patti!