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Friday, December 30, 2011

The Weekend in Black and White: Ice trapped leaves


I can hear the birds discussing the weird lady that photographs the ice she knocks out of the bird bath before pouring in fresh water. Every now and then I will notice a particular bird looking at me with great impatience.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: One Day of Sky Watching


December 27 had just about everything in terms of sky watching.

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For the first half of the day it was a hard pouring down rain.
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About mid day a cold front came roaring in and the sun came out.
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The wind was blowing hard and a steady stream of clouds streaked across the sky.
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Being someone who likes variety, I couldn't have asked for more from the sky show.
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When the sun started setting there were so many variation as the wind continued to blow clouds across the sky.
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I love the way clouds look with a lot of color variations.
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It is as if someone was painting on the sky.
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I hope everyone has a wonderful year ahead with lots of beautiful variations in the sky they view.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ABC Wednesday: X is for 10

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X is the Roman Numeral 10 and can be seen on clocks.

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On Roman Numeral Clocks you see X for ten and IX for nine.
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You also see XI for eleven and XII for twelve. Granted none of the times on the clocks I'm showing you include X but since X is on the clock face 4 times I figured it would work for X day.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: Looking back to December of 2010


This Christmas our forecast is for rain so I thought I'd post some shots from last year at Christmastime.

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It started snowing at night on Christmas day last year and the all white sky are from December 26, 2010.
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Then December 27 the sky was a brilliant blue.
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It was fun to have a white post Christmas last year.
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I hope everyone has a happy Christmas or a happy happy whatever they celebrate.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ABC Wednesday: W is for Wood



Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky in the NCMA Art Park has a wood ceiling.

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It also has a wooden door.
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There is a good selection of art made out of wood in the North Carolina Museum of Art.
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One last sculpture which is in part made of wood.
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Our World Tuesday: Another NCMA ramble


I have done many other posts about the NC Museum of Art but these are new shots I took on Saturday.

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I'm not going to try and say much about the museum this time since I've discussed the museum and its expansion before.
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A friend was visiting me this weekend and we went to the museum, and of course I took a few snaps, since I have this nervous habit called snapping pictures.
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The first shot is of my friend looking at the Crossroads/Trickster when we were wandering around the Art Park.
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The second shot was of a scene that pulled at my heartstrings. There was something about those two little girls sitting in front of that painting for the longest time that I found quite moving.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

The Weekend in Black and White: The Singer


It was a black and white day and the singer serenaded me from the tree.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: 24 hours with the moon


These shots were taken beginning a little after 6 pm on December 8 and ending around the same time on December 9, 2011.

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At first the moon reminded me of a print or pattern of some kind.
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Then it came out of the trees for full view.
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It began to look more like the sun although the night was dark.
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A short while later it looked like it was on fire.
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I went to sleep that night and woke up around 5 am and started to go back to sleep but looked out my window in time to catch the setting moon.
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It seemed like the witching hour except it was morning, not night.
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I had to grab my camera and try to capture what I saw.
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Once the moon had gone to sleep, I went back to sleep myself for another hour or so.
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That night I spotted the rising moon and took a few shots. I think the one below looks a little bit like a large egg in a nest.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ABC Wednesday: V is for veranda(h)


Veranda has varied spellings since verdandah is another way that it's spelled.

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The Moses Cone Manor has a veranda around part of it. As you can see in the front shot below part of the front has windows and is not a verandah, but on the other side of the entrance is a veranda and it wraps around the sides. I usually call verandas porches but a porch can be enclosed with a screen or glass and verandas are usually open with only a roof and railing. A veranda can also refer to the entrance so if the part below only had the small veranda in front of the door and didn't wrap around it could still be a veranda. According to that definition my front stoop could be a veranda but that would be silly since my stoop is a stoop not worthy of a fancy word like veranda.
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