We got to spend Christmas in NC with my parents this year, which felt like a tremendous victory after last year, when nobody in my family felt safe getting together for the holiday. Sadly, my sister was unable to join us, as she was dealing with a sick kitty at the time. Scott and I wondered if it was wise for us to travel this year, what with the omicron variant wreaking havoc and with the two of us both working around a lot of people. So far, nobody has gotten COVID (at last not a symptomatic case), so I'm hoping we made the right decision. We certainly enjoyed our visit!
I forgot to bring my "real" camera this time and took some pictures with my phone. I haven't fully gotten the hang of getting everything in the frame with my phone camera. Also, when we went to the beach after Christmas, I often had to shoot blind because of the glare from the sun. As a result, not all of my pictures turned out as well as I would have liked, but I got a few!
|My parents' Christmas tree|
|One day at the beach, a lot of horseshoe crab shells washed up. I hope this was just a fluke and nothing horrible is happening to horseshoe crabs!|
|Another unusual thing that washed up was this starfish that Scott found. None of us could recall ever finding a starfish on the NC coast. We weren't sure if it was alive or dead, so Scott put it back in the ocean.|
|Sunsets were among my most successful photos|