Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
This display is in front of City Hall in my little town. I love that the season is noted with a natural scene of trees and deer.
I took this shot this morning on the way to work - 8:45am and not quite dawn.
Photo taken December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Cricket joined the family today. She's just under 8 weeks old - a registered Miniature Long Haired Dachshund. After much sniffing and playing, she wanted nothing more than to lay in mama's arms and sleep...
Photo taken December 19, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
It was so cold that the heat from the furnaces in town created an ice fog, which, in turn, left all the vegetation covered in hoar frost.
Ice fog is a unique and bizarre experience - imagine moving through a fog so thick you can't see 10 feet in front of you. However, the fog is recreated and worsened with every heat source. The exhaust from the vehicle in front of you blinds you - especially when moving foward from a stop sign or light.
It's just weird. The joys of the north...
Photo taken December 15, 2009
On Sunday the high temp was -43C, and was over -50C with wind chill. Too insanely cold to do anything but watch football on tv. The ice crystals on the livingroom windowpane were beautiful, though...
Photo taken December 13, 2009
This time of year the sun is so low in the sky the shadow at noon seems like late afternoon. Also notice the snow - that first branch is actually a foot and a half above the ground...
Photo taken December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
We met the newest member of our family today. She is yet unnamed, and is a 6 week old purebred mini dachshund. She will come to join the brood right around Christmas. We wanted another hound, but as I get older I've been drawn more and more to smaller dogs that I can easily exercise, etc. She is the tiniest hound!
Photo taken December 5, 2009