Posted tagged ‘winter’

First Flower

February 21, 2012

I know I photographed some daffodils a few weeks ago that were blooming about 70 miles south of here, but yesterday, I discovered that my annual first bloomers are up and blooming. Unbelievable to be blooming this early. They’ve always bloomed in March. This is an Iris reticulata. It’s only about five inches tall and the blossom only lasts one or two days. Gotta be on your toes to catch it!

Merry Christmas 2011

December 25, 2011

May your Holidays be merry and bright.

Latest Challenge – Winter White

March 21, 2011

At the just past meeting of the Uncommon Threads Art Quilt Group, we all brought our “Winter White” challenge pieces. The following is a composite of the finished works. They can be seen individually at the UT blog.

From goggle images I found this wine bottle with a “winter white” label:

I really liked the colors

Mandy in the snow. Isn’t she cute? The snow was deeper than she is tall.

Road Snow. This would have been challenging but I like the monotone.

This is our local gas/convenience store. The white and black with the three primary colors really spoke to me and this was my choice.

Winter Oxymoron

Traps

December 20, 2010

This was a lovely afternoon; particularly after such miserable cold weather we’ve had so we took a walk down on a trail through the woods, close to the house; and took Mandy our little dog with us.

Close to the trail’s end Harry was yelling and Mandy was screaming, only as a dog can, and I found her caught in a trap.

We got her loose and she didn’t limp or favor her leg, so I can assume she wasn’t injured. But what’s worse than that?

Two Traps.  Each was set right next to the trail. I mean RIGHT NEXT TO IT. Pardon me while I have a bit of a rage. I went back with a shovel and bolt cutters, dug them up/cut them out and brought them home. Now I am a little afraid to walk in the woods again. I certainly will be looking and tapping with my walking stick. Mandy may have to stay home in the future. Poor pup.

Snow and Happy New Year

January 4, 2010

This is the first White Christmas I’ve ever seen in Missouri. I’m sure there were others. I just wasn’t here to experience them. But I’ve already had enough and I wish it would quit. Unfortunately, the weatherman predicts more snow this week and again this weekend. Did I mention how cold it is? To try to over come our cabin fever, Harry suggested that we take his 4-wheel-drive truck out yesterday and just drive around in the snow. How desperate can we get? So we did. And it was beautiful. Then we stopped at a local cafe and had each had a big bowl of chili. Back to the fireside.

And before I forget it, my friend, Marcy, sent this link to a video, “Celebrate What’s Right With the World” by photographer, Dewitt Jones. It’s 22 minutes long, but to watch it is a great way to start the new year. Thank you, Marcy.