This "slice of life" from 2013 also published on Jan 28 to Medium.com where you can see better views of the images. You might consider "following" my Medium.com articles and essays, and "recommend" a few if you find merit.
Our prescription for an easy fire is this: just toss a couple of cones under the kindling. Then, if you must, use a match. But if you have time, wait for the resin to ignite from last night's coals.
It has been a good year for the pines on Goose Creek. Not only have they produced a copious supply of cones (and the released seeds our chickens forage for under them) but good for us--the woody "leaves" of the cone this year are heavy with highly-flammable resin.
We have, next to the kindling … Continue Reading ››
The mechanics: This shot came from the parking lot of Huffville Methodist Church and was a still capture from a 15 second video inspired by the beauty of racing fingers of wind across the tall grasses. This dance between Earth and Air is one of my favorite visuals from this time of year.
The take-home: My first impulse was to describe this to myself as the "animation of the grasses." And from that, I could easily follow the crumbs of this ancient Greek then Latin-derived word into all sorts of enjoyable and … Continue Reading ››
So I was too late over to free the bridge, and won't try again until next week's thaw and flood melt.
Doesn't look like so much volume of precip expected now from a complicated mix on Monday and Tuesday.
Do embiggen, and pay attention to the many tiny dots over the ice. Those are flying droplets of water created from the turbulence … Continue Reading ››
Every winter, I hear it: "Take some pictures of the house."
She says it lightly, as if doing the Dr. Zivago across the whited planes, putting face and hands at frost-bite risk, standing stark still in the single-digit morning light was the most casual touristy snapshot.
So here's the image from Winter '15-16. Currier and Ives, eat your heart out. Here is our "Old Farm House." Click the image above to enlarge; detail matters.