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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Our World Tuesday: through the months of 2012

For my last post of 2012, I thought I'd start with a shot I took in January of 2012 and follow with one shot from each of the 12 months.
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I didn't take the time to try and pick out shots I liked the best, necessarily.
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They are fairly random because I just looked quickly at each month and grabbed a shot.
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Since I store my photographs by the date they were taken, at least that's what I've done since 2006, it's easy to find one a month.
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I also put key words in the folder names to help me find particular things I'm looking for.
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The problem with some key words is that I've taken a zillion shots of the same things.
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Still it helps sometimes to be able to search for particular things amongst my photo files.
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It's so odd to me how the older I get, time accelerates.
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As a child a week could seem like a long time and now the decades run together.
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I guess the advantage to time speeding up is difficult times also whiz by.
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Still, I can hardly believe that we are getting ready to start 2013.
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I remember when the years we are in now were used in sci-fi shows as the space age type future.
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Friday, December 28, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White: Ice dumped out of bird bath

In the winter, I dump ice out of the bird baths and sometimes I photographed it. 
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sky Watch Friday: Assorted

I hope everyone has had a happy holiday. I'm starting with a sunrise shot.
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The shots in this post were taken over the last couple of weeks.
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I've been finding it difficult to get sites to load on my browsers (I've tried different browsers) lately.
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I'm going to try blogging again for a while and hopefully the browser issue will improve.   skywatchDSCN9787
It's weird because I'll try to load sites (including my blog but also a variety of formats) and will get a message that the site can't be found but after repeated tries most will load.
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The next shot is one I took at sunrise.
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The rest of the shots are sunset ones.
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I think the shot below looks like a big fish.
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I think the clouds at the bottom of the next shot look like warring fish.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ABC Wednesday: W is for Wren and X for X-mas

When a Carolina Wren landed on my neighbor's X-mas wreath I decided to cheat and do one post for ABC Wednesday's W and X days. W is the theme this week and next week is X right in time for X-mas. I hope everyone has a happy holiday.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Moody Mix of Sky Shots

Sometimes the sunset colors almost look like a mountain range to me.
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Then the clouds break up a bit for something else.
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Not very much blue lately so I snap it when I can.
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There has been quite a bit of drama in the sky.
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Sometimes just a peak at the setting sun through moody clouds.
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Moody blues seems to fit the next shot although maybe moody grays is more accurate.
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I think the sky below looks like a satin bedspread.
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Tufts of pink make an appearance.
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Sometimes the sky looks like someone has brushed it with a paintbrush loaded with several colors.
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I watched the sky a long time at sunset several days ago.
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Even without an actual sun dropping it was very interesting to me.
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I like this time of the year.
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I'll end with tufts of cotton candy in the sky.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ABC Wednesday: V is for Vise

The victorious squirrel holds the pecan in its vise like grip.
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Although they are pronounced the same, in the American/Canadian spelling vise is for the tool used for gripping and vice is for the sin. The British spelling has the tool spelled as vice like the sin. 
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: The sun sets on November and rises on December

I thought I'd begin this sky watch post with some shots I took on the last day of November.
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I've been seeing a lot of dancing clouds lately.
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When the sun was going down there was a nice mix of of clouds, colors and contrails. 
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I can see more of the sky now the the trees have shed their leaves.
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I took a lot of sunset shots on the last day of November.
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On the first day of December I caught the sunrise.
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The clouds were brushed with pink.
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Before the sunrise I also caught the moon before it set.
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I like to catch the moon in the morning.
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It was a particularly good day for it.
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A few days later I captured the morning moon against the blue sky after the sun was completely up.
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I got a lot of dancing clouds this week.
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Just a week ago I wouldn't have been able to see as many of the cloud dancers because the oaks didn't give up their leaves until this week.
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It's also fun to find them in the part of the sky not covered by branches.
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I have so many trees that I usually have to crop them out to get the dancing clouds against a completely empty sky.
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This is another week where I had trouble narrowing down the number of shots I used.
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Next are some shot I took during sunset a few days ago.
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While the sun went down I watched the jets disappear as the crossed the sky.
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I see a lot of planes and helicopters but am usually not fast enough to zoom in and get them in my shots.
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Sometimes the helicopters are so low and close I hear them when I'm inside my house.
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The jets are quite high by the time they fly by my house so I don't hear them which is just as well.
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I don't think I'd like to live too close to an airport.
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The last shots were taken Tuesday.
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They again demonstrate how much more I can see with bare winter trees than if they had their large leaves still on.
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