December 29, 2013

Christmas at the Cabin

Chistmas in Payson, Arizona
























Happy Holidays, friends!  Sorry for the belated felicitations, but the holidays just crept up on me this year.  I was fortunate to spend a few days up in Northern Arizona.  We didn't get snow this year, but it was so nice to be with family and breathe the fresh forest air.  I hope you enjoy these photos from my Christmas at my family's cabin in Payson! 



Chistmas in Payson, Arizona
Chistmas in Payson, Arizona
Chistmas in Payson, Arizona



As much as the people enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors, it didn't compare to how much our dogs loved their vacation!  Emmie tends to be a bit prissy, but take her to the woods and she is more than happy to get down and dirty with her sister Mazzy.  Emmie also loves 'hunting' the forest creatures.  We can't pull her away from the window, where she watches the birds, squirrels and elk outside.
Chistmas in Payson, ArizonaChistmas in Payson, Arizona





Speaking of elk, we had one brave animal come right up to the cabin.  I think he wanted to take a
ride in the Mini!  Emmie really loved watching him from her perch on the back of the couch.

Chistmas in Payson, Arizona



Chistmas in Payson, Arizona

I must have been on the nice list this year, because Santa brought me a new Canon DSLR camera!  I am really excited to learn to use the camera this year.  I couldn't resist pulling it out and taking some photos while I was in such a pretty place.  Actually, all the photos in this post were done with the Canon.  I think I got a few cool photos just playing around.  I especially love the macro shots of the berries and beverage below.  What do you think?


Chistmas in Payson, Arizona

Chistmas in Payson, Arizona


As much as I'd have loved a White Christmas, you can't help but love a crisp winter day with the sun shining through the trees.  It really was a lovely Christmas day!

Chistmas in Payson, Arizona


I'm back home now, enjoying a few days off from work.  Emmie and I hope you all had the same peaceful and happy holiday we had in Payson!!  Season's Greetings!


 Emmie and the Christmas Tree




7 comments:

  1. Wow, your photographs are wonderful! And what a beautiful place to spend the holidays.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I can't wait to really learn how to use the new camera. That's my 2014 goal! We had a great time at the cabin. Hope your holiday was lovely, too!

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  2. Love all of the photos! They look really good!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna!! There are some good photos of T, too. I'll send them to you soon.

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  3. I'm the lucky one that lives in this cabin in the pines! I love it here and I am fascinated by all of our woodland creatures! Thanks for sharing this post and the photos on your blog, Kristen.

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    1. Thanks for having us! Good times, good food and good company!!!

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