Monday, November 30, 2009
We're a multi holiday family. Chanukah is early this year, beginning at sundown on December 11. Then Solstice is on the 21st, and the season winds up with Christmas on the 25th. Good thing we like to celebrate!
Photo taken November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I was working on a project all day and suddenly realized at about 10:30pm that I had not taken a picture yet! That's the first time that happened. I took this out the window, using manual settings and with a shutter speed of a quarter of a second. It's hand held, so I was pretty happy with it...
Photo taken November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I think the snow is here to stay. Today was sunny and bright, but there is over 8 inches of the white stuff, and the drifts are already 3 feet in some places. ::sigh:: Gonna be a long winter...
Photo taken November 19, 2009
pen·sive (pen siv)
1. Deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful.
2. Suggestive or expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness.
[Middle English pensif, from Old French, from penser, to think, from Latin pnsre, frequentative of pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
Photo taken November 18, 2009
I've had this little bunny for 35 years. He was given to me when I was in high school, when singing took all my time and energy. My voice has weakened with age, but my memories still ring sweet...
Photo taken November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This is my first real attempt at capturing startrails. The flu kept me awake last night so I set up the tripod and my wide angle lens. This is from 75 shots - 20 second exposures with 2 dark shots taken over half an hour. Set the camera at continuous shooting, set the shutter speed and lock the remote. This took about 26 minutes. I then stacked the images using the program from startrails.de ( a wonderful free program.)
Next time I'll set up where I can have Polaris centre frame - then the trails will form circles in the night sky. Because I felt so bad, this was just from the back deck.
Photo taken November 12, 2009
In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae - 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Photo taken November 11, 2009
Charlie Lake is beginning to ice over. By this time next month the snowmobiles will be screaming across what is now open water, dodging ice shacks and shallow ice.
Photo taken November 10, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
As winter sets in it's getting harder and harder to find lots of colour in the landscape. This afternoon the sky and foothills around Moberly Lake brought a bit of respite from the gray.
Photo taken November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
After 20 years of living and driving in northern BC, I finally broke down and bought winter tires today. Maybe it's that I'm older and less inclined to take risks; maybe it's that the car I now have tends to slide more than others before it... In any case, driving on the ice this evening felt pretty dang good.
Photo taken November 6, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
I broke down and got myself an early Christmas present - the new Canon 100L macro. It came in this evening, and I couldn't wait to try it out. This was just fooling around! Isn't that bokeh creamy?... This little guy is about 2 inches tall.
Photo taken november 4, 2009
As the weather turns and the cold moves in, I'm getting ready for some winter reading. This winter, along with several new books, we're rereading the Harry Potter series.
Photo taken November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Ready for little ghosts and goblins. However, the 6 inches of snow that fell yesterday and then turned to sluch today will likely impact how much traffic we get. Luckily we like tootsie roll!
Photo taken October 31, 2009