Yesterday's fog is a distant memory. The blooms are out, today is Friday, and I'm getting on the happy train!
FINALLY! I'm seeing buds on trees and people in shorts. That's going too far. But I didn't wear a hat today, though I brought it just in case...Did wear the scarf though. I took a chance and left home without my usual extra padding (52 degrees is still a bit chilly in my book) and a brisk walk to work gave me some warmth. It wasn't bad at all.
It's supposedly in the 60s now, I'm looking forward to a walk downtown. Real joy will come beyond the 70 degree mark but I can definitely live with this.
Kids are tough! I'm babysitting my little niece and she is BOSS-E! She'd be a dictator in her own little world. I suppose many kids are like that though.
But just when you think you've won a battle, you realize you've been brought down anyway... I woke up this morning with a horrible sore throat.
The little lady was sick to begin with, I knew that, but I thought I was invincible. That'll teach me!!
On the edge of March, with April knocking on the door, I was hit with chunks of snow on the way to work this morning. It kept coming down and did not look like it would stop. I know at the beginning of winter I said something about appreciating the snow but Ay! I've had it up to five feet!
I'm glad it didn't last. The sun appeared and it's supposed to have gotten to the 50s today. In any case it's mostly gone now -YaY!
We buried my grandmother three days ago. She was 92. She enjoyed getting attention and she certainly got a lot with two services, one where she lived, and one in her hometown. I'm glad we could only bury her once, and I'm sure she would have loved her sendoff.
It's so interesting to hear what people you don't know have to say about your loved one. Some people from her church had lots to say about her and in my mind some were spot on! It made us all laugh or nod in agreement. One or two comments made me think "you're talking about my grandma!!?" but regardless, each had their own perspective of and experiences with her. She was here and she made an impact.
More businesses need to ICE their sidewalks never mind letting the snow pile up and turning into solid ice. And heaven forbid I meet someone walking in the opposite direction! That's when we do the ice dancing, ungracefully skating around each other. Ah well, it's supposed to be in the 40s today so by the time work is done I'll only have to swim home.
Passing by a fence, I noticed this written on it:
I don't know what to make of it. Is the author too happy? So sad? Being poetic? Just playing with whomever decides to stop and read? I'm going with teenage angst.
I absolutely LOVE to see when ice wraps itself around tree branches and such
Went to the Liffey's with friends last night to see a band I've never heard of. I don't have enough experience photographing indoors with low light so I figured I'd work my camera a little. No flash. Most of my shots stunk. These I liked.
I dig the sewing machine tables
the light surrounded by the dark
a bit of movement
Well it looks like I'm going to keep getting opportunities to take pictures of snow. It snowed yesterday, and there's more on the way. I mean, we get a little break in between but not enough of one. I know, "Wah wah wah...get over it!" I'm trying.
On the bright side, there were so many scenes I wanted to capture on the way to and from work (some I did and a few have been posted).
What is it that's so appealing about snow? Is it the fluffies? Maybe because we don't live in it 24/7 so it's a change of pace for some of us? Because it's a blanket of white over everything?
When I first saw snow, it came down in little flakes, like ashes, and I thought "that's IT? that's snow? Puh!" From pictures on postcards I'd expected it all to come down at once, looking neat and pretty...Little did I know!
It just keeps coming. This time it was just a dusting but even some southern states got some (a rare treat and a curse I can imagine). The Canadians are probably laughing at us.
If I could dress this set, I'd fill the snow back in where it was shoveled away. "Gofer! more snow over here!". Regardless, circles make me happy.
I passed this on the way to work on Thursday but didn't have time to stop as I was sure I was going to miss my ride, but came prepared on Friday with my little digital (no sucky camera phone for this one)...and really, where were these icy gems going to go in this freezer that was promised for the next week at least?
No it's not a new camera.
Found this while helping my mom clean out her basement. Zenith laptop computer with a whopping 40MB hard drive at the very low price of $2999.99. The catalog is from 1989! Whoa Nelly!
Dammit Jim! I caved and took the gosh-darned moon pic a couple of days ago. Just...couldn't...help...myself. Anyhoo I used my phone's camera (which I need to learn more about so I can take better pictures with it).
Took this one this morning of a bench with little icicles on it.
I saw a beautiful moon last night while heading home. I was really tempted to take YET another moon pic with my phone but fought the urge. I thought "this time I will just remember it as I saw it". Of course that means I have to write about it.
It looked full or near full with that fuzzy glow around it. Telephone lines crossed through my view of the scene but it was still beautiful.
Hate is too strong a word for how I feel about winter, let's just say I dislike it a lot. Mostly because it's cold. I can hear the comments: "then why don't you move to a warmer climate?", "well you shouldn't be living HERE" blah blah blah.
I will say this about wintertime though, it provides great opportunities to get some cool shots. I love the first snow and walking in it and when there is ice stuck to walls and icicles hanging from bus stop roofs. I don't do justice with these pictures, but so it is.