Monday, February 02, 2009
Ellipsis - Monday Photo Shoot #23 - Winter Days
EMPS #23: WINTER DAYS
It's time for Carly's Monday Photo Shoot. The assignment this week is to show WINTER DAYS where you live, specifically, "Snow, rain, clear, yet icy conditions, bare trees, dead leaves, whatever accurately illustrates a WINTER DAY where you live."
Extra Credit: Show the current temperature where you live.
I smiled when I saw this Groundhog Day assignment. Just last week we had an ice storm in Dallas, and I spent some time outside with my digital camera, trying to capture a bit of the winter weather. It was beautiful but treacherous: everything was rimed with ice, including several pots of pansies. By the end of the week, though, it had warmed up again, to almost 70 degrees, and to my amazement, the pansies that had been covered in ice just a few days earlier were again blooming beautifully. We've had another cold front come through since then, albeit a milder one. This morning, at a little after 3:00 AM, it's 47 degrees outside, with a predicted high of 58. In a few hours, whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, I'm off to the frozen north to meet my new grandson. In the meantime I'm re-posting a couple of my favorite shots from last week that capture a winter day in Dallas. If you want to play too, click HERE.