it’s been a while

From a work perspective, the time from October 1st until just about now is insane.  So blogs, social media and general life maintenance gets put on a back burner.   When I get a breath, I find things such as, having forgotten to renew my car tag (going on Monday), having to get caught up on vet visits – my Chewie and Snoopy which I would continue to not remember this one – and taking the tree down (I swear it’s coming down this weekend).

However, I also start to get out again.  Having got caught in Georgia’s snow disaster in 2014, I waited with baited breath this past time to get some good shots.  There was zero snow on the ground, but we did end up with ice again.  This has made for some interesting shots.  I did go out in general to shoot in black and white rather than just applying the layer in post production, but got some color too.  Here are some of my favorites.

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Bird, Snow, Ice

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So as I said yesterday – stuck still, and probably not moving until tomorrow evening.  Good news is that for all the stuff that came from the sky over the last two days, the trees are clear, the snow is off my roof and because I did a bit of shoveling the drive is dry.  But I went out this morning when it was still snowing and stayed in a corner of my yard for about 15 minutes for the birds to get used to me being there so they would come to the feeder.  This little guy had to get into the snow to get his seed.  The two remaining pictures, 1st one is of and iced branch but I did succeed in getting snow fall surrounding it.  I do have one other that had pretty good snowfall too – but liked this one best.   The last is a snow ladened tree and I just really liked the way the branches looked.  Tomorrow I’m assuming that everything will flood 🙂 – went up on a ladder today to clear out the gutters of ice as water was just pouring down over the gutters creating a flood by the base of the house, tomorrow night’s forecast is for rain.  I am ready for spring!

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