Friday, December 29, 2006


Taken by my good friend Susanne W. in Sweden

Fat kitty napping

By D. Bowden
My daughter's cat, Doggie is a fat ball
covered in fur who sleeps all the time.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

With prayers and flowers and tears

(AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)
Thai and foreign volunteers release balloon lanterns during a ceremony on a beach in Phang Nga province. With prayers and flowers and tears, from Thailand's beaches to the islands of India, mourners paid tribute to their loved ones on the second anniversary of the Asian tsunami.

Sunrise in Mumbai

REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (INDIA)
Sailor are seen on their yachts at sunrise at a harbour in Mumbai December 25, 2006.

A woman walks at sunset

REUTERS/Chris Helgren (CANADA)
A woman walks at sunset on western Vancouver Island's Halfmoon Bay beach, near Ucluelet, British Columbia, December 23, 2006. A series of storms have battered coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest over the last month and further severe weather was expected on Christmas Eve.

A Christmas tree rises on the Moscow Red Square

(AP Photo/Alexei Sazonov)

Surfing Santa

Monday, December 18, 2006

Santa's Li'l Helper

(AFP/Filippo Monteforte)



Saturday, December 16, 2006

Nutcracker rehearsal

(AFP/Pierre-Philippe Marcou)
Ballerinas of the only Spanish classical dance company take part in a dress rehearsal for the ballet the Nutcracker in Madrid.

Wonder and Light

(AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Four years old Moritz Fromm admires his traditional Christmas pyramid, an ornamental tower with tiny wooden figures on a rotating disc propelled by the heat of burning candles, at his home in Erfurt, eastern Germany, Friday, Dec. 8. 2006.

Madrid Dance

(AFP/Pierre-Philippe Marcou)
Members of US Moses Pendleton's dance company
Momix perform during a rehearsal for 'Sunflower Moon' in Madrid.

Sea of Santas

Runners dressed as Santa Claus gather in Princes Street Gardens before taking part in The Great Scottish Santa Run in Edinburgh, Scotland December 10, 2006. The 1.5 km charity fun run, now in its third year, has over 2,000 participants taking part.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Happy Holidays

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Iceberg and pink reflection

(AFP/File/Slim Allagui)
An iceberg is seen in the Ilulissat fjord, on Greenland's western coast, in September 2004. Citing "a frightening lack of leadership" to tackle climate change, UN chief Kofi Annan has demanded world leaders give global warming the same priority as they did to wars and to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Our Tree

This is why I bother screwing around with the lights every year.
I love my tree.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Morning after snowstorm

I shot this from my patio door early in the morning
after the first snowfall of the season.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Dancers from the Cloud Gate

(AFP/Sam Yeh)
National Theater during a rehearsal in Taipei.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Snowy scene

(AFP/Don Emmert)
Fresh snow covers evergreen trees
seen through a window in Beaver Creek, Colorado.