Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I think my camera lens is dirty. Try to disregard the spots on the pics. I know I can't, but maybe you'll be able to see past the dark splotches ...

Who knew?
This photo was taken 4 blocks from my house.
I've never observed those mountains before.
The lesson in this? Wear white if you want to get noticed.

Here again.
I drive past this barn every day on my way to work.
Had no idea those mountains were right over there.
Sick, man. What else am I not seeing?

Yesterday I so very badly wanted to pull over and take pics of the trees. What is it with me and trees this fall? Last month I was obsessed with their leaves, and yesterday I was in a tither to photograph the balls of snow that were trapped in their branches. Maybe because I've never seen that before. And likely will never see it again. The rareness of yesterday's meteorological phenomenon (12 inches of snow NOT washed away by rain, instead virginal and sparkling in the bright sunlight against a clear blue sky) produced a landscape of new-to-me sights that made my camera-trigger-finger twitchy.
As expected, by today, most of the trees' snowballs had disappeared.
So I lowered my expectations of digitally capturing the 'perfect' snowballed tree, and took some field shots instead.

And when I got to work, I took a picture of the tree right outside my window.
It was the last tree in my life to loose it's leaves this fall. And when it did, it revealed the treasure it was hiding amongst it's branches:

So, in case you were ever wondering what I'll be seeing all winter when I sit at my desk, that's it. A bare n naked tree housing a frosty bird nest.

At the end of the day, on my way to my truck, I noticed this nest, across the street from "my" nest. Guess they were neighbours. Wonder if they all flew south together?

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Friends who also have kids who didn't help shovel their driveways.
2. The view from my window at work.
3. I didn't have to crawl into my truck through the rear hatch today.

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