Monday, February 02, 2009

Ellipsis - Monday Photo Shoot #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.



Chris said...

I'm going to have to start doing these shoot assignments. I love the african violet (I think that's what it is, I stink at identifying flowers).

Carly said...

Hi Judi :)

Honey, you have gotten my day, and my week off to a great start! GOEGEOUS photography! Just STUNNING! The blue in the icicles is so beautiful, and the frost on the violets is, well, like I said stunning. They aren't withered! Thanks so much for posting this photo shoot assignment entry!

Always, Carly

Carly said...


Well of course I meant GORGEOUS! Sheesh. :(

Suzanne R said...

The shots are beautiful yet cold-looking. I love them both -- nice job!

Tammy said...

We have been having the off and on temps too. Bad for us because fire season will be scary. GET ON THAT PLANE GRANDMA! :)

Jama said...

These are awesome photos! We don't have winter here so any photos on winter really intrigue me.

TJ said...

Fab! Simply Fab! Your photo!
I was just on my way out of Texas for the Ice Storm...running scared to death as we went through Tennesee and Kentucky.
We got a room just on the northside of Inndy and felt safe.That was a 12 hour drive for us.We had to be home for a court date. laughing...we are sueing a multi millionair for $1800.00 and it cost us our vacation. We came home only to show up and to now ask his accountants to court. Isn't that nuts? It is all about principal!!
We did buy a small (tiny) park model just north of Corpus. I LOVE CORPUS!
Love TJ
PS. I won at a casino in Kindred Loisianna and bought a new camera.
Can't wait to share photos.
(lots to learn)

Erin O'Brien said...

Just spectacular.

Jan said...

Beautiful photographs!

Wammy said...

WOW! I am so impressed. Wonderful!