Today, December 30th, 2010 it is 60 outside! Tomorrow we are suppose to have thunderstorms. While I am thankful that there is no ice or bad roads or a city shut down because of a blizzard, I should wouldn’t mind winter to return. I love the light and shadows that winter provides and the colors. I guess I should be careful what I wish for but the snow a few weeks back was so pretty and the frosty morns give me good reason to smuggle my camera under my coat while taking Bear for a walk. Did you know that Bear is shedding because it has gotten warmer. I have almost brushed out a full “sweater” of Bear fur.
Feeling a bit melancholic about 811, my former house. It had the most sharp, clean afternoon light. These are some of the last photos I shot in that house. Leon and Luna basking in the afternoon sun! What a life!
The winter, I hate it. I mean I hate the cold and gray and they way my body feels and my mind. But…. and this is a big but, all that dull, gray and **sometimes** bright light creates moody and interesting images. The other morning there was rain and cold and gray. I went out and embraced it. Didn’t like it, but I did and am happy with the results!
A lone raindrop floats on a Dogwood branch.
Raindrops resting on a Tulip Poplar leaf.
Okay.... while not black and white I love the gray and red together....very wintery!
It is everywhere… red… and orange and yellow… such beautiful contrast to foggy mornings and blue autumn skies. The trees are shedding their lovely leaves. The leaves cushion the sidewalk and yards creating amazing natural works of art!
This is the house that my neighbor Scooter built for two young squirrels who had a rough start at life. About a month ago these two guys fell, one in the grass and the other four stories from the roof to the concrete drive. Mrs. Scooter immediately rescued them and her friend was able to nurse them back to health. They now live in the little squirrel house but have also taken residency high up in a tree to avoid the neighborhood cats who come running when Mrs. S. calls the squirrels for their milk. It also seems that the raccoons have discovered the comfort of this shelter with it’s purple towel provided for warmth.