Here's another place that we snowshoe by on our trail.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
For the first time - ever - I tried to photograph snowflakes. I got this great book called Ken Libbrecht's Field Guide to Snowflakes. It's amazing. First you go catch your sample with a colored board - black works best. Then you go in your garage where everything is nice and freezing. You transfer the snowflake to a polarizer, then you shine a bright, diffused light through it and take the picture. Afterwards, you celebrate by eating a piece of pie that was meant for another party, but since you're in a blizzard, you're not going anywhere!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Check out this picture - be sure to scroll right at is is longer than most computer screens. This was the only gathering of birds that we saw today. The white birds are beautiful trumpeter swans. How many eagles do you count? Notice the spacing of them. They have the entire flock captive, like police.
We drove down to Squaw Creek today before the storm rolls in. It was sort of foggy and the light was diffused when we were down there. Most of the birds were gone, but there were still a few swans. The frozen lakes with the muskrat mounds were interesting to see too.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It was only 70 degrees lower than her "ideal" weather, but we went out anyway. Saw lots of nice ice on everything. I thought the silky seeds of the milk weed provided interesting contrast to the ice.