As pretty as the last snowfall was, it didn’t last longer than a day. The temps stayed cold, but the snow was gone. Now we are getting another round. It’s kinda crazy. It is really unusual for us to get anything measurable before Thanksgiving, but we got our first one before Halloween (that one might have broken a record) and we’ve already had a second since then and it looks like we might be working on a third today. It’s going to be one hell of a winter.
So, the photo doesn’t fit with the season, but it is still perfect for today. My HVAC system finally got completed. We’ve been running at nearly 100% for several days, but were still waiting on the last damper for the zones which got put in today.
One of the things I loved about this image was the fact that it looked like water in a stream or river. It has that same feel of movement over obstacles, but in reality it is just the way the water froze in combination with a little bit of sleet.
We had a second round of ice come through. Thankfully neither one was bad enough to cause the kind of damage that previous storms have caused. This time it was just enough to keep the kids home from school and Hubby working from home. Even then, it isn’t going to last long as we are already starting to melt. I’m glad I got out and got my photos taken when I did or I would have missed out. Continue reading “Still Iced Over”
It always amuses me that Mother Nature likes to contradict the forecasters so thoroughly. They said we really wouldn’t get much, but we ended up with enough to close schools and coat pretty much everything. At least it stopped before it got bad enough to bring down power lines.
Sadly, my battery died on my camera before I got all I wanted to get. Between that and trying damn hard to get frostbite on my fingers and nose, I had to come in for a while. BG (did I mention my girl is starting to get into photography?) and I will both be going back out once we warm back up and my battery is charged again . So many pretties to capture!
This is an older one, but I may get a chance to see some of this again soon if the weather decides to go that direction. I don’t really want to hope because of all the problems associated with it, but the potential for some amazing images will not be passed up if it happens.
When I went to let the kids in when they got home from school yesterday, BG pointed out the number of large icicles hanging off the porch roof. There were probably close to a dozen, large and small, and every one of them was in near perfect position to be able to get some fun shots with the sunlight crackling through them. Continue reading “Icicles”
I’m having a blast playing with the new lens. Oh! The fun I’m gong to have. I am stupid giddy today.
In 2017 I read 338 new to me books and reread 22. That may seem like a lot to some, but for me, that is down in comparison to years past. As much as I love to read, I’m actually glad that number is down because that means I’m doing other things besides JUST that.
May today remind you that, even in the darkest times, the light always returns.
Now, bring on the snow!
Another one from the ice storm years ago. This is probably one of my all time favorite shots, partly because of the color, part the ice and part because I adore pathway shots. I have a handful of those, but this one I was crazy lucky to get as the ice didn’t stick around all that long in the sun. As dangerous and damaging as an ice storm like that is, it is one of the most beautiful things to experience. It is like the world has transformed into this crystalline wonderland with everything thickly coated and sparkling in the bright sun.
This is a really old one from a huge ice storm we had years ago.