Just a couple of weeks ago, I was pretty sure winter was on its way out and spring was surely just around the corner. One of the crazy things about life here is that you never know from day-to-day or hour-to-hour even what the weather will do. Within the course of 24 hours this past week, we went from enjoying the sun and spring-like conditions to snow, thanks to winter storm Octavia. We didn’t get much snow, just a couple of inches, and it was really a more of a wintry mix – rain, sleet and snow. But it was cold, very cold (and still is!)
I know Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of Winter but this week felt like Spring was right around the corner here. We had a cold snap in the middle of the week, but wow, this weekend was too beautiful to believe. The best I can do is share some pics!
With apologies to Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion, my week was quiet. Thankfully. My son started the spring semester at the local university and so the week was mostly about getting back to normal after the holidays. Most of the action this week happened at the bird feeder…
Birdfeeder full of seed (check)
Snow (check, and 13 degrees F to boot)
Those three items can only mean one thing: New season of winter bird watching!
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This week’s challenge is to show a ‘night’ photo. I love this type of challenge. Nighttime shooting isn’t something I do often, but the challenge gave me a good chance to sit down and go through my old archives to see what I could find! The photos below are several years old but stand out as fun.
My hometown has a wonderful display of Christmas lights every year on the city square and it attracts a lot of people to the downtown area. If you are ever visiting here, I highly recommend a trip to the Fayetteville square to see Lights of the Ozarks!
I think my interest in these two photos is their oddity. Both of these photos were taken with my iPhone4s and probably were my first night shots using the iphone. Neither of them is the picture perfect image of Christmas lights, but for me, they both capture the essence of the lights – first the dots of light in the color photo, and then the light patterns in the B&W.
Hope you enjoy these! Christmas will be here before you know it and it will be another good chance for me to capture some colorful lights.