Monday, February 27, 2012

Cabin Fever

It may appear that I missed a P52 week - True Love - and I kind of did.  I did take a picture, but now I can't figure out where it is.  When I find it, I'll share.
But now we're on to Cabin Fever.  This was a hard one - I haven't had a real reason to have Cabin Fever.  Yes, we've had some cold days and yes the days were short, but in my neck of the woods we have had no snow...barely a flake since a freak Halloween snow.  I live in New Hampshire and I've had to shovel twice this year - it's just not right.  As you can guess, I love snow, and I have really missed it this year.  I don't mind shoveling it, I love skiing on it, I love the look of it...and it's been a brown winter.  Can't control it, but I can complain about it.  :-)
So the other day I took a walk in our local Urban Forestry Center - a great spot right down the road.  Normally there would be cross-country ski tracks and snowshoe tracks...more brown.  But it was a lovely walk on a windy day.  I came around a corner to this view.

And for a tiny glimpse of winter, I did find some frozen water on the path.  I'll take what winter I can find.  I was tempted to step on it and hear that icy crunch...but I left that for the next traveler.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Drink Up! and Into the Drink

Linking with the P52 photo challenge for my 6th week in a row - I'm on a roll!!  The theme this time was Drink Up!  The first thing I thought of was a weekly "business meeting" with some friends I sing with.  We're in a 100 voice group that sings music from around the world.  About 15 of us make our way to a local establishment each week and as long as we talk about or actually sing one of the songs, it's an official "business meeting".  So here's my shot from the meeting - what draws my eye is the reflection of the flash and the lights in each glass.
In between drinks that night, we made our way down to the Piscataqua River - the Memorial Bridge, connecting our fine town to Kittery, ME is being taken down and replaced.  On this night the center span of the bridge was being taken out and floated up river - a big deal in the area.  For reasons to complicated to explain here, we didn't actually see the bridge float out - we saw it before, and we saw it after, but we missed the big hoopla of it leaving.  Oh well.  So we did toast to the bridge with the drinks in the above photo, so I thought I'd include some "before and after" shots.  The center span didn't go Into the Drink - thanks to the hard work and engineering skills of many...
 The last twilight before the middle went away
The next day - blue skies and a bridge to nowhere...

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Shadow Side

Five weeks in a row...close to a miracle!!!  The theme this week was "Shadows".  The sun wasn't out much this week so finding some good shadows was a challenge.  But on Friday...ta da!  The sun came out while I was at work.  Thanks to my buddy Suz, I had my camera at work(it's a lot easier to do photo challenges if you have your camera with you!).  I looked up from my computer monitor and saw these great lines.

That same night doing laundry in the basement and saw these shadows cast by the hangers waiting for some clean laundry.
Then Kitty Katie Couric came along to see what I was doing.  She was casting some great shadows but didn't stay still very long so this is the best I could get.
Thanks for taking a look!

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