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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Up close

Are you getting tired of my close up/macro shots yet? I can't help it. The details were things that I ignored for so long, I am having an ongoing love affair for the up close and personal. They actually jump right in front of me now, like little children saying "look at me! look at me!"

The prompt at Bella's 52 photos project this week is sharing our preparations for Thanksgiving, or our gathering, or something we are thankful for. Yesterday my sweet boy offered to help me set the Thanksgiving table. He even polished the not-so "silver" ware and wine glasses to get the spots off. I am such a lucky mama.

Speaking of lucky, we have a winner for the mug giveaway.

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Wishing everyone wonderful days of gratitude with friends and family



  1. What a lovely table. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Lovely photos ~~ Happy Thanksgiving ~ namaste, Carol ( A Creative Harbor) w/ 52 Photos

  3. What a sweet boy to help you! This year we are going to my son's home for dinner so I get to relax! Not really quite sure what to do with myself!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving MJ. I know with the upcoming move, these holiday's with your Mom and brother mean so much more. [hug]!

  4. Keep the photos coming - they are reminding me to take notice of the small things - the little things throughout the day!!!!

  5. What a beautiful table, and a sweet thing for you and your boy to do together. I'm not tired of the macro at all :) I agree with Cheyenne - it serves as a reminder to note some of the smaller things we may otherwise overlook. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  6. what a beautiful table! happy thanksgiving mj. enjoy your family while they're near.

  7. The table looks festive and ready for company :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

  8. Looks great, I love those close up shots of detail, unfortunately they always come out blurry for me...
    Have a great thanksgiving.

  9. I like macros -- they reveal details we sometimes overlook. You just go on with your bad macro-shooting self!

    Happy Thanksgiving, MJ! :)

  10. Beautiful square table. Never seen a square table festooned for Thanksgiving.

  11. Oh, the details just tell another part of the story, isn't it?

    Those dishes are gorgeous, and I love square tables! Too bad I can't squeeze one into my place...

    Congrats Monica! :)

  12. Happy Holidays! Beautiful place settings, my friend!

  13. Keep the close-ups coming! I love to take them too - they're so wonderful.

    Have a beautiful Thanksgiving, MJ!


  14. Beautiful! I love the close-ups.

  15. Wishing you the warmest of Thanksgiving cheer. Have a wonderful, wonderful day. Your table looks absolutely wonderful.

  16. Beautiful table. Love that your little one helped. If you ask me, there can never be enough macro photography. It's the little things...

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Good morning MJ. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  18. I can't get enough macro. I could shoot it all day. I love picking up the details.
    Your table looks beautiful. And the help you received it very sweet indeed.

  19. The table looks beautiful all set. Hope you have had a lovely Thanksgiving. Jacinta x

  20. Your table looks beautiful! I really love seeing the detail shots. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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