We have a pretty solid layer of ice already this morning and freezing rain in our part of the world.
I have three images for you today that I captured Saturday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. getting close to sunset. I love the soft yellow light of the late afternoon sun.
I have never ice fished and do not plan to do so. It would be my luck to fall through the ice and drown with all that heavy protective clothing on. So I’ll leave the ice fishing to the more hardy souls who truly enjoy the sport.
We had to make a U-turn when I saw this old pickup sitting near a field. It was cold and I didn’t want to venture on private property so I didn’t spend as much time with this old guy as I would have liked to.
That’s all I have for today. Nothing rambling around in my mind so I’ll say thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day, watch the ice, and be careful.
Jeanne and I went on a photo run late yesterday afternoon. Chasing the sun and looking for things to photograph in the beautiful soft yellow light. I love this time of day.
I have three images for you today that show the wonderful interaction of the sun setting and the clouds reflecting the rays of the sun. It can and does paint a beautiful array of colors and textures to behold.
This was the last image of the day. The sun had already disappeared below the horizon and all that was left was the reflection on the clouds. It was fun to watch but the temperature was low and my face and fingers burned from the cold.
This was one of the first images I took on our journey. It’s really not much of a tree but I loved the golden sky behind it.
That’s it for today. Nothing else on my mind so I will bid you adieu. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I have three images for you today. It feels like I have forgotten how to take photographs. It’s been such a drought for me this Winter. Hopefully that will improve as it gets lighter in the evening.
I was determined to take my camera out yesterday into new territory. I didn’t have anything in particular I wanted to capture so I took two lenses with me. A long lens if I saw some critters and a shorter lens for landscapes. Turns out I never took the long lens out of the bag and only used the landscape lens.
I took these two images near the end of the sun’s journey across the sky. The entire day, the sky was a gray shapeless yuk and I don’t like to shoot in those conditions. Around 3:30 p.m. the clouds started to clear a little and the sun was trying to peek through the gray muck so I decided it was then or never.
I was focusing on the sun lighting this small stream and when I looked at the back of the camera I was pleased with what I saw and said (out loud) “Sweet!” A very large hawk, who apparently was sitting quietly in the tree near the stream was frightened by my outburst and flew away. It would have been a magnificent shot with his massive body outlined by the sun but I just stood there and watched him fly away. 🙂
I saw a lot of barns yesterday afternoon but this was one that really caught my eye with the sky showing some structure and definition so I stopped in the middle of the road and grabbed an image.
That’s it for today. Hope you enjoy your day and as always be careful.
This is my friend Judy. That is a Waterford Crystal Bowl she is holding up representing 35 years of continuous service to one of our banks.
I have known her for 17 years and I don’t think I have ever seen her without a smile on her face and asking the question, “How may I help you.” When she was presented this award she received a standing ovation from her peers, which pretty much says it all.
Jeanne and I attended a Holiday Party at one of our banks last night, which was held in Goose Lake, Iowa. It is a wonderful facility and the food was amazing. It’s always fun to see all the friends I work with and their significant other and enjoy an evening of comradely and good cheer.
Congratulations Judy you certainly deserve it.
By the way we celebrated last month an employee who has been with us 50 years and we have some that are in the 40 year bracket. Says something about the organization that I am privileged to work for.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day, stay warm and be careful.
I didn’t have any plans for lunch yesterday so grabbed a quick salad at Subway and while there I ran into one of my friends so we shared the biggest portion of the lunch hour.
I had brought my camera with me so took a long road back to work. I have a couple of images for you today. This is the Hurstville Dam. It never ceases to amaze me how running water can freeze.
I like to photograph weeping willows. Not a truly inspiring couple of images but it felt very good to have the camera in my hand and up to my eye. Hopefully this weekend I can get something of interest for you.
That’s it for today.
Enjoy your day, stay warm, and be careful.