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Winner of "best in show" for awkward canine family photo, 2015. Photo by Krista

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Ah, the holiday season! What is the holiday season if not a chance to get together with family and friends to over-indulge in great conversation, food, and maybe even a libation or two? Most gatherings are incomplete without a group photo to mark the occasion. In the spirit of family gatherings, I present this photo of my canine family three — a photo that would surely win “best in show” for an awkward family photo contest.

Winner of "best in show" for awkward canine family photo, 2015. Photo by Krista

Clockwise: Chubbs, Morty, and Gus. Photo by Krista

It could be that Chubbs’ lazy eye is on full display. (It skipped a generation — he gets that from my mom.) It could be that Morty’s expression says he’s about to flee the scene. It could be the vacant look in Gus’ 14-year-old eyes that suggests “TILT.” (The irony is that he’s the gifted one, academically speaking.) This family gathering does not deserve framing, though hopefully it gives you a laugh.

Share with us your interpretation of “gathering.” It could be your entire family decked out in ugly holiday sweaters. It could be a group of seagulls strutting down the beach. Perhaps it’s a basket of fresh herbs you’ve collected from your garden for that awesome pasta dish this evening.

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      1. Hi Krista! Thank you for clicking “Like” to the caption …A second entry… with your indulgence…

        Gathering momentum
        in the gathering rain.
        (shot by a rained-on android causing sim-card time-out)
        The lantern parade
        of the University of the Philippines Diliman
        five rainy days ago —
        mass communication students
        hoist three TV sets flat screen
        with power on
        in mid-air
        perched on a pole
        wrapped in CDs of polymer aluminum
        in the pouring rain
        as Christmas lantern
        depicting the theme “Dingas” or Flame
        (umbrellas open in prayer form)
        at:
        http://marichulambino.com/2015/12/19/gathering-momentum-in-the-gathering-rain-another-post-anew-for-the-wordpress-weeklyphotochallenge-gathering-up-diliman-lanternparade-photography/

        (thanks everyone!)

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  1. on coverage,
    at the Philippine National Police headquarters
    of the National Capital Region
    (Metro Manila) Station 10,
    in the heart of the metropolis, the eve of a new era
    a gathering of future journalists,
    hopeful millennials,
    — the heart of the future….

    at:
    http://marichulambino.com/2015/12/18/maraming-salamat-at-maligayang-pasko-pnp-ncr-qc-station-10-pnppio-pnp/

    for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering.

    Happy weekend everyone!

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  2. For me, a gathering is group that comes together, more or less informally, for a purpose such as a celebration or commemorative event. A family coming together to celebrate Christmas is a gathering, whereas a saloon brawl is not (although I have heard some family gatherings occasionally resemble saloon brawls). A coven could also be considered a gathering. My idea of a gathering is somewhere between a family Chrstmas dinner and a rowdy night on the town with good friends I have not seen in a long time.

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