Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quick, Get the Camera!

In this part of the world, we count on January for at least a few bright blue and white days. These have not, so far, been delivered to my satisfaction. It has been one grey gloomy day after the next, almost all month. We did get a stunner yesterday, while I was at work, of course, but another one rolled in today and it persisted all day.

This afternoon, as the sun was going down, I averted my eyes from the piles of laundry, layers of dust, and muddy footprints I had pledged to subdue, strapped on my snow shoes and walked out the front door for a knock around the old farm. It was so fabulous that I had to go back into the house and get the camera (not the iPhone, more on that in a minute). So. This is sort of what it looked like.

I'm cheating a litle here. I took this picture of Maisy (in her stylish little coat) on the other bright day we've had this year.


in case you were wondering, it looks like the iPhone and I have no future together. Whusband spent an hour on the phone with Verizon last night and new non-iPhones are en route to the Last House even as I type. I have one more day to get the beautiful little lozenge of a phone/camera/computer back to Ma Bell before she demands a pound of flesh to tear up the contract. Sigh. It was fun while it lasted. At least I still have my iPod and old-fashioned digital camera.

Bon weekend tout le monde. Did I mention that clouds are supposed to roll in here tonight and tomorrow we're in for that old favorite, "the wintry mix"?


R. Sherman said...

I can never remember. Are those photos facing north into Quebec? It doesn't matter I suppose; they're beautiful regardless.


Madame DeFarge said...

What? No snowmen? Surely some mistake.

the projectivist said...

oh my goodness!
were you wearing SNOW SHOES?????
like some kind of arctic explorer?
i am dead impressed!

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nursemyra said...

beautiful images

KSV Woolfoot said...

Hey R - These mountains are over in Quebec mostly. Our best views are all to the north.

Bonjour Mme. The snow was too dry and cold to get packed into snow people. Then came the wintry mix and it turned to slush. Now, it is freeeeeezing again and, again, to dry to pack. When conditions are favorable we'll see what we can do about a snow community.

Proj - Thanks for your kind words. Snowshoes are easy, really. You should try it someday.

Jermaine - Whoever you are, I have no idea what that says. I hope it's not offensive to anyone or trying to sell something. I'll assume a benign purpose and say thanks.

Nursemyra. Thank you for the compliment.