Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Hello, Winter!

Weirdy Pants put up an I-hate-winter post tonight. I’m still the goofy person looking forward to our first real snow of the winter. Yeah, the lack of daylight leading up to my dad’s birthday was starting to get to me, but I feel the increased daylight already, so I’m good.

I’ve been doing a pretty good job of buckling down and getting into a work routine now that I’m back from my nearly two-week vacation. During my lunchbreak today, I was looking out the window of our TV room and the world looked like it was just washed out. It’s the lack of color that bothers me more than the cold or anything else about winter.

Neighbor’s non-green lawns and house(s) as seen from the warmth of my TV room.

Shortly after taking this picture, I snuck outside to retrieve today’s mail, came back inside and then started to head back upstairs to finish out my workday.

When I hit the turn on the stairs, a little voice in my head said “Hey! Stupid! You saw something cool outside! Go take some pictures!”

So I did.


Obviously, we haven’t taken down our holiday decorations yet.

I knew I was having focus problems with the new camera, even though I was switching between manual and auto focus and I wasn’t as careful as I should have been about making sure I was taking my time and making good pictures. Hey, it was cold outside and I just threw on shoes, grabbed the camera and headed out. But I still got one I really liked.


Hurricane Knitters tomorrow (Wednesday). 7 p.m., Waterworks Mall Barnes & Noble. Come and join us!

11 comments:

pdxknitterati said...

Oooh, I like that last shot!

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooooh that is really cool! Nice shot!

SJ said...

I hear you about the lack of color. It's bad enough to go to work in the dark and come home in the dark, but it's even worse when in full daylight everything is gray and brown. How many more days until spring?

Bezzie said...

I agree. The lack of color sucks. But the rest of it? I love. I love the cold and the scant daylight.

HB said...

That last shot is great! I heart the snow, that will fade away bu March and then I'll be ready for daffodils! Enjoy today is what I try to do.

Jenn said...

I think I would actually feel better if it would snow. White is better than mud.

MollyBeees said...

Very cool photo-both artistically and temperature wise! Come on out to Wisconsin. I'll let you shovel until the need for snow leaves your system! :-)

Donna Lee said...

I'm waiting for that snow, too. Just one good one would be ok for me. Ok,maybe two. I don't mind the short days because it won't be long before it's sunny till late at night.

Heather said...

Oh, the ice is so pretty... if it wasn't so treacherous... And wait until you see my new bag! (inprogress) Talk about some color :) Winter is good for that kind of inspiration. I wonder if that isn't a large part of the allure of a noro scarf. Hmmm.

Jessica said...

Love the pics! The lack of daylight this time of year really gets to me. Of course, I work in a basement...

Jess said...

Love the last pic. Aren't DSLRs the greatest?