Christmas 2009

One of the many amazing things my new camera does is take really nice photos in the dark, without a flash. This is great. Here’s one from Christmas Eve, looking out the window of JeJu in Fort Collins, where my dad and I had sushi.

Salmon and tuna sashimi, and a rainbow roll. I would support Christmas Eve sushi becoming a permanent tradition.

After quite a few years of dog-less Christmases, we were pretty well inundated with dogs this year. This is Annabelle, a friend’s dog who spent the week with me, with my dad and sister:

And of course Clementine, my favorite canine photo subject:

Clemmie moves at the speed of light during most waking hours, which poses a challenge to any photographer. Sometimes she will hold still for 1/60th of a second, which is luckily just the amount of time a shutter needs to be open for an indoor photo.

And then there’s Z’nah and Cooper, who have proven to be pretty much useless at any sort of watch-dogging:

And finally, the non-canine crowd:

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Holiday Ornaments

There were some fantastic new ornaments on the tree this year. Here are a few of my favorites.

The aardvark:

A hand-blown glass ball:

An adorable robot:

A metal pheasant:

A whole bunch of folded cranes, which my sister sent to me a few years ago when I was in Portland:

A tent:

And some nicely reflective red balls:

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Breakfast at Lucky’s

Rebekah’s birthday brunch at Lucky’s Cafe in NoBo (Broadway and Quince).

We had the privilege of dining under Elvis.

Blueberry pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream.

My banana-walnut pancakes.

Thanks to rigorous training by our father throughout childhood, my sister and I are quite accomplished pancake-eaters.

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