Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 29, 2017

Winter Walk

So far we've been enjoying a fairy decent winter for New England.  Hoping it stays that way.  I got out of the habit of taking walks the past couple of years so I decided to take Sagan and blow the cobwebs out.  We'd gotten a lot of rain the two days prior.

It was so windy.  At least the sun was warm cause the wind sure wasn't.

So much to sniff!

I love reflection shots.

I really just want to stay in and do my crafts but I have got to get out more!

January 13, 2017

Ice Ice Baby!

This icicle must've broken off the mailbox but was still precariously attached at the bottom, to a piece of snow.

Where it attached to the snow

This really fascinated me.

I'm very happy to report that almost all that snow is gone thanks to 2 days of temps in the low 50s and rain. 

January 11, 2017

Turkeys in the Trees

I took Sagan out in the late afternoon, the day after the snowstorm, and noticed how pretty the moon was so I had to get a snappy.

I was just sort of scanning the sky and trees, killing time till the sunset, when I noticed these huge lumps at the tops of the trees at the end of the street.  While I have heard that turkeys roost in trees at night, I've never actually seen it.  

These are some pretty big birds....the flock that roams around my neighbourhood. 

I walked back to the house and then decided to glance up into the trees behind my house.  Shocked to see them in the trees there too and I have to admit, it was a little weird and disconcerting for some reason.  They are just sooooo big.

Still killing time waiting for the sunset.

I know I posted this last year but I keep trying to get a shot that looks like this.  Unfortunately I think this is a drawing or painting and not a real photo.  I also realized that this is probably sunrise, not sunset.  I just can't get the snow and trees to look more blue at sunset.  

But it still looks pretty anyway.

I loved the rainbow reflections too.

Hopefully by the time this publishes, a lot of the snow will be washed away.