Posts Tagged ‘snowing’

#12 Oddity

Our second major snowfall of the season. Last time, even though we had more snow then, we had wind and the trees did not collect the snow as it did this time.

Okay . . . so the oddity is me. For thinking I can take shots of the snow in the dark without special equipment, with my little point and shoot without any special settings because I’m not familiar with my camera yet. Whew!

Even though these photos are not professional quality, they turned out a whole lot better than I expected. I really like these photos!

1st photo required just a tad bit of cropping. Other than allowing for my copyright, that is the only thing done to it.

2nd photo had a lot of utility lines removed and a wee bit of tweaking in Lighting. The green aura is from a lamp on a pole to the right (and out of sight) of the photo.

3rd photo had some tweaking in lighting, but very minor. The light is from the ball field.

4th photo was treated much the same as photo 3.

What do you think?

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#11 Luscious

In the midst of a snow storm, this little furry critter comes out for a luscious snack. Likely a pecan.

DH was out on the back porch. I was sitting here at the keyboard, snug inside our home, just feet from where DH was standing. Yet, not wishing to disturb the squirrel, DH called me on the cell phone and asked me to come out to sneak some photos of this brave little fellow.

I got my shots through the glass of the storm door, knowing if I opened the door he would be gone like a shot at the noise the door makes.

He sat there in the tree, like he was posing for me. I snapped away while he ate his meal.

This first photo here shows him eating. The one below clearly shows the nut in his mouth.

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Since it started snowing last evening, it has now dumped about 8 inches here and is still snowing now at 9:30 this evening. This is not the normal course of events for this area.

All of these photos are best viewed when enlarged. 😀

And still snowing . . .

and snowing  . . .

and snowing.

P.S. DH got the his truck doors open and was able to go grocery shopping.

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As you can tell, it is snowing and has been on top of sleet/ice. We have a total of about four inches now. More is expected. It is pristine and beautiful, isn’t it?

Well, it does not take much to turn that beauty into problems.

DH is in a stew because the sleet last night did a good job of freezing the vehicle’s doors shut. Of course, the windshield (read: window) is covered with frozen ice and a layer of snow on top of that. DH is unable to get out to the store to purchase a defrosting agent. He is out trying to devise a method of removing the ice. If he isn’t successful, we are stuck at home until it heats up to about 31 degrees tomorrow.

There is also have windows of the garage and of the neighbor’s house beyond the garage – upper right.

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#15 Warning Redux

This is the same viewpoint from last night’s Warning photo. It was sleeting last night. Today, we already have about 4 inches and it is still coming down. The wind is pretty stiff. Would imagine the snow is drifting out on the flats.

This is a lot of snow for this area. Normally, we have a skiff of snow, and occasionally about 4 inches, but this generally happens once a season. We’ve already had a couple of skiffs of snow this winter, now this. It has *has* to be the result of Global Warming!!! lol

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