The Week at Deep-Dish Life: Octavia’s Visit

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!)

Scull Creek after Octavia

Scull Creek after Octavia

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Weekly Photo Challenge: New

Birdfeeder full of seed (check)

Winter (check)

Snow (check, and 13 degrees F to boot)

Those three items can only mean one thing: New season of winter bird watching!

Female Cardinal waiting her turn for the feeder.

Female Cardinal waiting her turn for the feeder.

Want to see more submissions for this week’s photo challenge? Check them out here.

 

Photo Challenge: Nighttime

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.