december 2016 // my 5 favorite photos

This month, fall turned into winter, there were Christmas parties and a surprise visit to see Meg in Virginia, fun dinners and a week off work. It's been lovely, but you wouldn't know that from my snapshots. (I took very few.) Christmas tree lights (out of focus, of course, because I roll like it's 2008 over here) and dogs were my favorite shots this month. 

December 10, 2016 :: tonic under the tree. (Shot with my Nikon D610 and 85mm 1/4 lens.)

December 10, 2016 :: tonic under the tree. (Shot with my Nikon D610 and 85mm 1/4 lens.)

December 17, 2016 :: It wasn't a white Christmas here in Boston, but we did see some snow. Trust me, Indie loves the snow more than she appears to here.

December 17, 2016 :: It wasn't a white Christmas here in Boston, but we did see some snow. Trust me, Indie loves the snow more than she appears to here.

December 22, 2016 :: This is what City Square Park looks like at 5:30 am. I snapped this on my way to yoga one morning.

December 22, 2016 :: This is what City Square Park looks like at 5:30 am. I snapped this on my way to yoga one morning.

December 27, 2016 :: Heading to yoga before dawn is easier when there are sparkly lights. 

December 27, 2016 :: Heading to yoga before dawn is easier when there are sparkly lights. 

December 29, 2016 :: We put up a tree this year, and   kept the decorations simple since this is the first year we had a tree and a dog at the same time. Out-of-focus = more festive, I say.

December 29, 2016 :: We put up a tree this year, and kept the decorations simple since this is the first year we had a tree and a dog at the same time. Out-of-focus = more festive, I say.

tonic & indie

It's been awhile, so let's catch up.

I went south for the holidays and the first stop was in Reston, Virginia to visit my sister and her family. Indie ate nearly all of Tonic's dinner, I drank all of the beer and wine, and then we kept my nephew awake far past his bedtime. I'm quite certain that I'll be invited back soon.

Early in the evening we took the dogs for a walk. At one point, we decided that a photo of the "doggy cousins" (I know, corny) was absolutely needed. It was a terrible time to try and take a photo. It was nearly dark. My dog was out of her mind with all the new smells and sights because she'd been cooped up in the car all day on the drive from Boston. Tonic had a rough Christmas and was probably going to have some pretty major surgery soon, so everyone was worried and a quite a bit sad over that. We needed this picture on this day, light and timing be damned.

While we did get one of them both looking towards the camera (success!), this one is my favorite. If I had to give it a title, I'd call it "Squirrel!"

Indie & Tonic out for a walk :: December 2015

Indie & Tonic out for a walk :: December 2015

Who: Indie & Tonic

When: December 26, 2015

Where: Reston, Virginia

Why: Meg and I decided that we were going to get a good picture of our dogs together, come hell or highwater. We are the kind of ladies that generally gets our way, in case you hadn't guessed that by now.