Shot of the day 358: The (Xmas) Ball...is BACK.
Shot with iphone (w/Wide Angle Lens), click to enlarge.
It's been 8 years in California during Xmas time (well 6 if you count us going back home to NY to celebrate with family) and I still don't get fully immersed into the "Christmas Spirit" walking around in 75 degree weather on a sunny day. To me, it aint christmas unless there is a frigid wind cracking your lips, grey snow collecting on the sidewalk and the hope that it COULD be a white christmas when you wake up on that all-important morning. Feels like a cheat, or waiting for the other shoe to drop on what many consider their optimal Holiday conditions out here. It wasn't really until we put up our own tree in the house, small as it was in our compact space, that things felt a little more CHEER-ful 'round there parts. All it takes is some pine-sweet smelling foliage, some multi-colored lights and a few reflecting PHANTASM-esque balls hanging from said tree like earrings to do the trick. Seems like we're gonna lay low tonight (after Luke came by to exchange gifts; got me a sweet Robert Altman audio book and a wide-angle lens for the iphone, as you can see above), but I'm finally excited to get this show on the road and watch Remy tear into some wrapping paper.
Merry Christmas Eve!