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Festival of Trees at Everson Museum

Al and I spent a good portion of our afternoon at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York today… photographing their current event, “Festival of Trees”.  There were 50+ trees, wreaths, decorations and garlands adorning the upstairs, downstairs and halls of the museum in sparkling splendor and Christmas Spirit.  They were decorated gifts from individuals and businesses that were donated to be sold, with the proceeds benefitting the Everson.

A selection of trees at the Everson Museum Festival of Trees

A selection of trees at the Everson Museum Festival of Trees

Trying a little playful zoom action here.

 

A festive wreath.

A festive wreath.

Closeup of some ornaments on one of the golden trees.

Closeup of some ornaments on one of the golden trees.

Beautiful blue ornaments.

Beautiful blue ornaments.

I’m beginning to understand how the more professional (or even amateur) photographers can take hundreds of photos and wind up with only a handful that are  “good enough to keep”!  I always thought that if you’re a good enough photographer, ALL of your photos would be good enough to keep!  I took 90 photos, only about 20 were “acceptable”, and these are the best of those 20 ~ what does that tell you?  Yes, I am barely a beginner!

Christmas tree dedicated to Lyme Disease Awareness!

Christmas tree dedicated to Lyme Disease Awareness!

An alignment of trees.

An alignment of trees.

Chicken wire and lights stuffed up under.

Chicken wire and lights stuffed up under.

These photos do not do the event justice, of course, but are only to tickle your fancy into going to the Everson and taking in the sights yourself (if you’re local).  Hopefully they entice you with color and Christmas composition. 

http://www.everson.org/events/fot.php  Here’s a link to the Everson’s website if you’d like more information and times/prices etc.  It wasn’t “packed” when we went, but did become busy as the time wore on, and it became harder to take photos (no flash allowed!) without potentially having someone in them.  As the Season draws closer to Christmas, I’m sure the exhibit will become routinely crowded.  Rightfully so!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Cee’s Challenge: Reflections ~

Cee’s weekly Fun Foto Challenge for this week is “reflections”.  At first, I thought this would be a tough one, but then I noticed all the rain we had today while Al and I were out and about, and I saw reflections everywhere in the puddles around me.

Car tires reflect in a pavement puddle.

Car tires reflect in a pavement puddle.

 Well, this was my first attempt to photograph a reflection through a glass door from one room into another.  I know, I know… I have a lot to learn!  I’ll get there!

Christmas tree reflected in the glass door.

Christmas tree reflected in the glass door.

Both my husband (who was helping me find shots) took the same photo of this ornament, but his came out better ~ mine was blurry, so he said I could use his.  You can see the reflection of his hand with the camera in the ornament very clearly. 

Reflections on an ornament

Reflections on an ornament

This last photo I took purely for Cee’s enjoyment and reflection.  See, my husband and I visited the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, today for their “Festival of Trees” exhibition.  There are some 50+ Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and other Christmas-themed items decorating the upstairs and downstairs of the museum.  They are created/decorated and donated by the public and/or local businesses, and are offered for sale to any buyer and the funds donated to the museum.  Well Cee, this particular BRIGHT GREEN tree caught my eye right away.  Upon closer inspection, I saw that it was a special Christmas tree created by Martha Conan dedicated to Lyme Disease Awareness!  I had seen tidbits about Cee and her “link” to Lyme disease, so this evening as I was putting this post together, I stopped and took the time to read up on her blog and her story about living with Lyme disease.  It truly touched my heart and I knew I needed to post this beautiful Christmas tree and dedicate it to her. 

Christmas tree dedicated to Lyme Disease Awareness!

Christmas tree dedicated to Lyme Disease Awareness!

This one’s for you, Cee!  May you have a blessed, Merry Christmas, full of joy with Chris and your family of pugs and tabbies!