We were blessed to have all three of our grown kids home with us on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. My youngest is a photographer, and after a wonderful Christmas brunch and the opening of gifts, he got out the camera and had fun with an interesting lens, capturing several aspects of the family, the home, and the grounds. I hope you enjoy his photos which will give you a chance to look around our place a bit.
Our home from the hill behind the house. In the yard you can also see our "doggie deck and private room" for when the dogs spend time in the fenced yard.
Our source of heat... a soapstone woodstove that works wonders!
Looking up... directly above the ceiling where the globe lights hang is my 5 x 8' beading studio, part of the old home construction which we decided to keep intact, and am I glad!
The family gathered round the stove. At the top of the stairs is our bedroom and my small office. Also upstairs is a very large bathroom and laundry facility with skylight. And my beading space.
Our dog Bruschi... in one of his favorite poses in one of his favorite observation spots... at the sliding doors where he can see all the comings and goings (and there usually aren't many!).
Jesse's dog, Empi... in the shot, our cat's built-in scratching post.
Empi in the snow... which at this point had been around for a week.
My studio... with painting in progress
John's workshop... side additions added last spring and summer... room for his forge!
Inside the workshop where John makes knives and occasionally works on cars and motorcycles.
John's source of heat... the old Carolina Pride, from way back in the day!
And now I hear the woodsplitter outside my window, singing away... a call for me to go out and help with this never-ending winter chore!