Monday, December 13, 2010

am i dreaming?

it snowed!!
and the timing could not have been better for photo ops, during our annual Franklin Dickens of a Christmas celebration.
that is, unless you were a merchant or a vendor hoping to sell lots of goodies....crowds were small on account of the weather. apparently not everyone cares for SNOW like i do.


i can't think of anywhere else on earth i would rather live,
than right here.













he gave me a hug!!






"legs" is from michigan.
this is not my hubby, but i do admit to knowing him.


i wonder if they are from michigan?


my second favorite shot of the day.



spreading salt.









my favorite shot of the day!
handsome son Ian.
xxoo






not only my dreams of snow came true...
but i couldn't dream of a nicer place to call home.......
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i love my home.



36 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ERIN! Your photos are so rich and express "ANOTHER WORD" in that the texture and colors are just ethereal! AND IT SNOWED FOR YOU! Ha....you should see what we got out here in Minnesota! 2.5 feet and it is sub zero, but you know what? This is my home, and I love it so.

What a magnificent post my friend. Every person and beast is magical!

BLESSINGS TO YOU DEAREST! Anita

Scott said...

I love these. Really awesome. Especially the people in period costume in the snow. Great!

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a perfect day!! love that last shot! Your hometown is gorgeous!
xo,
Debra

Carolyn said...

I throughly enjoyed seeing your beautiful pics-great photo op for sure!
I would so enjoy this!!!

Carolyn

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Erin, this post is truly amazing!
Oh my goodness....that Santa is phenomenal and I particularly love the last photo too. Your are such a talented photographer! ...and I can see why you love living where you do.
Really, really fabulous photographs!
Thank you! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job of photographing Franklin during this event! Wish I could have been there this year. Other "stuff" going on, plus because of the weather prediction I would not have made the trip anyway.
Stay warm!

oldgreymare said...

Brought back so many memories- I see Bathos. Loved the tub they had full of soaps and the first time I walked by there they had a bubble machine blowing bubbles out onto the street.

Bet lots of cold fingered locals headed to Meridees for coffee and treats.

It really is a magical place, your town.
Lovely photographs. I just know you were having a ball.

xxx

z

Razmataz said...

Erin, it looks like a womnderful day. So glad you got your white stuff.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

What can I say...WONDERFUL...LOVELY!! Lucky you with all that snow!

KarenB said...

What a beautiful day and celebration! You captured it so well! I can see why you love it so much. I thought maybe the guy in shorts was from California. That's what people wear here when it's 50, a coat, shorts and flip flops. The boots should've been a giveaway. ;-)

Drawn to The Sea said...

Enchanting images. You, dear Erin, are a true artist.

Becca said...

So beautiful that it snowed and you got these great shots especially the costumes. How great it must be to love your town. I'm having a love affair with Seattle...not my home, (yet) but maybe someday. Enjoy your snow.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderfully wintry photos!

It's me said...

Beautiful....it is like a dream......but your husband wears a shorts !!!!!!...o my it must be very cold !! did you see that !!!?????....lovely day darling....love Ria...

D.B. said...

I was there, a bit earlier than you. Your photos are wonderful!!! I LOVE Franklin.

Gerry Snape said...

I love all of the photos, but that gentleman in the top hat....how sartorial is that!!
Thankyou once again!

Custom Comforts said...

Erin,
So glad you got your snow. I know how much you wanted it. As we were getting our storm, I was hoping you were getting some too. Your pictures are just lovely, as always. So perfect for Christmas. I wish I could say I was enjoying our snow as much as you, but I was sick in bed and only saw it from the window until this morning when I had to go to work. Ugh! It's only 9 degrees outside.

Cindy

Rebecca said...

It LOOKS like a dream! What beautiful photos of such a beautiful place!

Zuzu said...

So beautiful! Your last shot is almost like stepping back in time!

We are expecting some snow tomorrow - guess I'd better get out today & cut a little tree! :)

Happy day to you, Erin.

michelle said...

Just gorgeous pictures Erin!! What a wonderful place to live and I have to say that I live in Michigan and would NOT be wearing shorts! :) Thank you for sharing!!!

gz said...

wonderful pictures of a happy day.
I did a Victorian Market last winter, and those of use who dressed Vicorian style were warm!!

Donna said...

absolutely gorgeous photos!

kath g said...

Would you consider selling your dandelion painting? My daughter would love it. It is truly beautiful

Brenda Kula said...

Looks a bit like good old Mayberry in the winter.
Brenda

erin said...

thanks everyone for your comments. kath g, please e-mail me with your return e-mail address. we'll talk......

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my word Erin! Amazing post! The pictures are incredible. Can't get over that Santa! The shots of people in their costumes ... the last one AMAZING and the movement in the shots ...

You rock sister!

bikim said...

you lucky!!!! gorgeous photos and LOVE those dresses!
have a happy christmas time!
Rosa

Denise said...

WOW!! What beautiful photos. That first Santa photo is amazing. What a wonderful time. I would have been right there in the middle of it too. All of those beautiful costumes looked amazing photographed with all of the snow swirling.

simpledaisy said...

Beautiful images!

Funny...you're dreaming of a white christmas....we'll have one!

But i'm dreaming of a beachy Christmas!!!!!

Happy Holidays:)

nola said...

There are no better adjectives to describe your work. So I'll just say...I LOVE knowing you! Thank you for being here.

Sharon Wengel said...

I know what you mean , I love my home too. Although I do have a soft spot for Tennessee , I was born there. and have many cousins still living there.

Maaike said...

Hi Erin, wonderful post you have made here! Great pictures and what a beautiful tradition... I visited Tennessee last year, my friend went to Nashville for her PHD. And we got ourselves to Memphis as well. Loved it! Happy weekend ahead,
love Maaike

Don said...

These shot are simply wonderful. Full of wonder. Terrific!

Georgianna said...

What a marvelous, memorable day. The last shot is delightful!!!

I hope that you have the most fabulous holiday, dear Erin! xo – g

kerrie said...

We have a Dicken's Faire in our wee lil Old Towne too with a Santa Parade and Christmas Tree lighting. But it looks nothing like yours! We need that snow!!!! It is a family tradition to go every year...and I do love my home too. I want to hug that Santa. ox`kerrie

Dolores' Cottage said...

Dear Erin
I opened my computer this morning a little sad with the knowledge that I would not be able to go to the Dicken's weekend this year because of other commitments. And then I see the post that Downtown Franklin shared of your blog,it made up for all of the disappointment! It was like I was there joining in on all the magic and fun of that special weekend. Then of course I had to go through all your blog posts! And what beautiful and amazing pictures and artwork! I enjoyed so much your sharing of the world as you see it.
Thank you for making today just a little brighter and more beautiful!
Merry Christmas,
Dolores