Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013: Week 53

2013: Week 53 by MAStapleton
2013: Week 53, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
Looking ahead to 2014.

Taken after our New Year's Eve dinner at Hawksmoor, continuing a fine family tradition of having a steak dinner on the last day of the year. Happy new year.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

2013: Week 52

2013: Week 52 by MAStapleton
2013: Week 52, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
Christmas morning in the Christmas onesies. Perfect.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

2013: Week 51

2013: Week 51 by MAStapleton
2013: Week 51, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
Christmastime is BUSY -- to say the least. This fact is best represented by this picture, showing our son topping out the Christmas tree a full week after we first put it up and decorated it. At least we remembered to do it.

This picture also marks the occasion that this is the first year he was too big to go on his dad's shoulders to put on the star. He used a small stool instead. Time marches on, indeed.

Monday, December 16, 2013

2013: Week 50

2013: Week 50 by MAStapleton
2013: Week 50, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
The fog rolled into London this Wednesday. During my morning run through Greenwich Park, it was unbelievable. I couldn't see anything. Even though I couldn't see anything, that didn't mean that I didn't stop to take pictures-- again and again and again.

I captured this group of runners on the field between the Queen's House and the Royal Observatory (where the stadium was for the equestrian events during the 2012 Summer Olympics). Amazing, you can't see the Queen's House, even though it is just to the right of the runners.

No filter was harmed in the creation of this photo.

Monday, December 09, 2013

2013: Week 49

2013: Week 49 by MAStapleton
2013: Week 49, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
Here in Greenwich, we have an annual Advent Window tradition whereby different houses decorate a window-- or in this case, windows-- on each day of December leading up to Christmas. The theme this year is "Heaven & Earth" and this window is called "Heaven & Earth on the Greenwich Meridian."

2013: Week 48

2013: Week 48 by MAStapleton
2013: Week 48, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.

In a week full of photo opportunities--- Thanksgiving celebrations, seeing old friends, admiring the London Christmas decorations, I went with the most simple one: a single candle I held during Advent Services on the first day of Advent.