Christmas Angel Photos

Angels We Have Heard On High

Copyright © 2002 Anita Cross, Call Of The Wild, Eugene OR

Copyright © 2002 Anita Cross, Call Of The Wild, Eugene OR

I thought I’d share some of the photos I’ve taken of my Christmas Angels. After all, Christmas will be here before you know it, or at least before you’re ready.

The truth is out. I like to collect things. And among the things I like to collect are Christmas Angels. From bisque candle holders to tree ornaments, and just about anything in between, Christmas at our house is positively angelic!
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How to clean your Silk Flowers

Clean and protect your silk flowers with Simply Silk.

Simply Silk, Silk Plant Cleaner is available in 32oz. Twin-PacksThere are a lot of different silk plant cleaners on the market today, and a number of ways to clean silk flowers without using a commercial cleaner. Over the years, I’ve tried many things, but my all time favorite way to clean my silks is using Simply Silk.

I’m not alone in that sentiment. I recently received an order from Colleen in California and she included this comment with her order:

“You’re a lifesaver! This is the best silk plant cleaner available, but recently it has become very difficult to locate, until I finally searched online and found your website. Thank you so much for making it readily available.”
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The Elegant Tall Bearded Iris


All but two of the iris photos above were taken on slide film with my Canon Elan IIe. Two of the photos were taken with my Canon Rebel XTi. Can you tell the difference? (No fair checking the copyright at the bottom of the images.) Whenever we can … [Continue reading]

Roses, Roses, And More Roses


All of these roses were taken with my Sony DSC-f717, before I bought the Rebel dSLR. The photos are all from the Owens Memorial Gardens in Eugene. There are public rose gardens all over the country, (in the US.) If there is one near enough for you … [Continue reading]

My Front Garden In Photos


My Own Little Peace Of Paradise It's pretty difficult to get any kind of garden growing in a yard that's home to two big dogs, so my husband and I decided to convert about a third of the front yard into our garden. The motivation was, actually, … [Continue reading]

Man vs. Beast. (Or @#$%! We Hit A Deer!)

We Drove Home The Better Part Of 147 Miles With This Damage.

With our crazy schedules, it isn't possible to visit Mom for the weekend. We have to drive up and back on the same day. So this Mother's Day, that's exactly what we did. We had a really pleasant visit with my husband's mother. We brought her … [Continue reading]

George E Owen Memorial Rose Garden


I have a passion for landscape photography. I don't particularly like camping or hiking, yet I'd pack up and spend a weekend in the wild any time, as long as I can take my camera gear along. So imagine my surprise when I discovered I had knack for … [Continue reading]

Plustek OF8200i: A New Toy-ool In My Photo Arsenal

My New Slide Scanner With Manual, Software And Carrying Case.

And it's about time! In the years that I was using the Canon Elan IIe, I took thousands of shots on professional grade color slide film. In the beginning, I paid a local printing company to scan them on their high-end flatbed scanner. It really … [Continue reading]