||John, feeling really,
really good about himself for something. I have no idea what.
||I think this is
Genny's first batch of cookies she made all by herself. This picture
got stranded in our digital camera during our move, and dates from last
||OK, so you wanted to know
what our new (or latest) house looks like. If you can see it under
the snow, here it is.
|For you winter lovers or
wishers, while we were getting a shot of the house, it seemed like a good
time to display the lovely snowfall we got a few days ago. Winter
came a little late this year, as far as the cold temperatures go, but the
snow was really very late, as this was the first significant snowfall of
the season. I didn't have to fire up the snow thrower until
February. Amazing. As I type this, it is 1º outside (not a
misprint - one degree), with a wind chill factor making it feel like about
-15º. I actually wore my coat to work today. When these
pictures of Genny and Jimmy were taken, however, it was closer to 28º,
warm enough to play safely. John wanted very little to do with
playing outside at the time, but went out and had a blast later.
|This didn't come out real
well, but you can see some stuff when viewed full size. The first
pic is of our house with the Christmas lights on. The digital camera
was confused about colors however, so what you're really seeing is a
double strand of lights around the house, one green and one blue, and then
a net of white bulbs on the front hedge and on the back side in the
trees. My camera decided to make them all pretty much rainbow
The second photo is when I forgot to block the automatic
flash. Look! It's our house --- in space!
The third is a close-up of Genny by the front hedge, I
got this one because the snow piled up on the lights made for an
interesting effect, which the dimness of the picture does not do justice.
|On my way to work
yesterday, Some more snow shots for those who don't get to see much.
On the top.... everything is white.
The second photo, though it is hard to make out, the
snowfall pretty much blocked the amber light in the traffic signal.
I made a grainy enlargement of that, too.
Sitting at the same light, note the pileup of plowed
snow, all street corners are like that, and parking lots are worse, as
you'll see below.
|Shortly after taking the
top batch, I took the first photo in this group to demonstrate the snow
volume after plowing. The edges of all parking lots look like this,
or worse if the lot is larger. At the shopping malls, if the snow
isn't hauled away, it is piled into mountains twenty or thirty feet high,
and those don't fully melt until May or even June sometimes.
Then, having obtained my wintry photos I worked all day
and came out to find - more snow. So here we go again. The
snow hadn't even melted or blown off of Farley (my car) before another two
inches got piled on.