Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tree Bones

One aspect of snow I really enjoy is how it show the form of the tree as an individual.

Update on the mare's tails--when I looked up mare's tails on the web, it said they "foretell" a major change in the weather(in our case going from dry and very cold to wet and cold), as well as a warm air mass moving over.  Now the weather man was saying "snow"--which is essentially a cold air event.  How does the warm air "aloft" fit into the weatherman's schedule?  The next day had freezing rain, rain that falls and freezes on contact with things in the cold air below the warmer air.  Then the next day came the snow ;0).  The mare's tails were more accurate than the weatherman who is looking at blobs on radar.  All I had to do was look up.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mare's Tails at Sunset

I thought these were beautiful examples of some mare's tails (um, I think), caught in the sunset.  The weatherman says snow's a comin', mare's tails say a big weather change's a comin'.  Maybe the weatherman will be right this time! 

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Going to Town, Coming Home

Pix taken while driving,  point and hope I get it.  A cool sign on main street. 

Going home, one of those cloud windows opened up.  My home is back up in the hills to the right under those really dark grey clouds.  I did stop to take this pic, but took a lot more aiming out the window just pushing the button as I drove.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A Walk in the Snow

It's been snowing(and melting) of and on since Christmas.  It's still magical every time it happens.  I'm the type who would go to Alaska for a vacation in winter.  

A rare peep of sun...
Deer tracks...
I love how shapes and textures are simplified and amplified by the strong contrast of black and whites...
Thought these oaks were kind of Sleepy Hollowish...
Just having fun taking pix, and comparing what I'm seeing with what the camera sees.