It’s Not Christmas Yet, Lois

I can’t believe my last post was about Christmas already!!  What??  What was I thinking????

Honestly!!   I’m not “that” person … you know, the one who starts humming Jingle Bells in July and has all their Christmas Shopping (should I say Holiday shopping?) done by Halloween.  Not me at all.  It’s just that for various reasons we already celebrated our Thanksgiving (which here in the US isn’t actually until next week), plus I admit it, I am also getting some pics ready for anyone who’s looking around for their Christmas / Holiday cards for this season.  (Yes, I’m a business-person.)  

Anywho.  Let’s take a step back and think about Thanksgiving which is one holiday I do love.  

“Wild Turkey” … © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art

It’s nothing like it used to be for me personally, so many family members gone in one way or another … but that’s the way it goes, isn’t it.  It’s still a time for love and good food and  happy memories and …well giving thanks, of course!!  And I do have a lot to be thankful for.

So I thought I’d send out an apology to the Universe … and throw a few Thanksgiving-y images out there, too.  (I’m a great believer in The Universe and trying to keep on its good side.)  The above turkey is based on a photo I took in Arizona.  A very wild turkey!  I’ll never forget this guy and his wives and their hilarious youngsters.  I was on a mountain near-ish to Green Valley, outside of Tucson, and shooting (unsuccessfully) humming birds when this little family marched into view.  He has become my go-to Thanksgiving pic ever since.

Of course pumpkins are a very Thanksgiving-y theme … so here are a few … 

“Autumn Welcome” … from Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art












“Tiny Pumpkins” … from © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art


Above, “Autumn Welcome” is based on a photo I took at the Juniata Crossing Mercantile, between Breezewood and Bedford, PA a few years ago.  Fabulous store … if you’re ever tooling down Route 30 in that area, please stop in!  The second, “Tiny Pumpkins” is one of the freehand-drawn and digitally painted images I’ve been doing more and more of.  It’s loosely based on a door wreath we bought … at Juniata, actually.  I love freehand work!!

Just two more … below are both still life images that are loosely based on and influenced by images I captured at the Juniata Mercantile … 

“Autumn Swan” … by © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art
“Pumpkin In A Basket” … by © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art









“A Man’s Reach” … by © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art

… well … and one more … oh that Buddy!

As always, the watermarks won’t appear on anything you might happen to purchase.  And also, as always, a click into the images will take you right to my website.

Now.  To the important stuff.  What’s for dinner at YOUR house this Thanksgiving?

4 Comments on “It’s Not Christmas Yet, Lois

    • Well, if Costco says it’s so, it must be so!!! So let it be written, so let it be done!!! Off to battle my fellow cooks in the grocery store today … always big fun!!! Enjoy your holiday … and mind Max doesn’t steal any bones from the turkey!!!

  1. Ellie, thanks so much! Yes, it was very nice … we actually had two Thanksgivings this year because of family scheduling conflicts, one the week before!! Whew … I took Friday off and just loafed around, lol!!! I hope yours was perfection!!!

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