We have had a horribly (not normal) cold winter. I hate it. It stinks and it's no fun. If it's going to be so cold, we should at least have some snow to go with it...and to gripe about! But alas, it's not to be. Until the storms come from the south. I've always said the storms that come from the south always dump on us, so when this storm was predicted, I was hopeful. We got the day off in anticipation of the upcoming storm...and nothing happened...until about 8pm that night, when it started snowing and sticking. We went to bed (knowing) we had no school and (knowing) we'd be snowed in. Again, it didn't happen. But, we did get about an inch...more and less in different areas.
I was debating going for a quick drive as the sun was coming up to get some pictures before it melted. I knew it wouldn't last long. And then I saw this in the field...
This was the first decent picture I've been able to get of this guy. I've only seen him/her a couple of times and it's been almost dark when I do. Unfortunately he's going to have to go before we start building our chicken coop. I'm not planning on providing him with meals each night!
I took a quick drive as the sun was coming up.
I didn't go far because the roads were icy in areas and I didn't want to navigate. The hubs had a job cancel though, so he drove me around for an hour or so!
The barn was so pretty with the snow as the sun was coming up.
Fox and bunny tracks...and now you know why we have a fox...lots of bunnies!
Pretty snow covered weeds :)
Snow or not, she's happy to be outside.
Next up...our snowy drive.
It's been a long time since I've actually worked a "full" week...and to be honest, I only worked a full day on Tuesday and Thursday. But for someone that hasn't worked 8 hours (or so) in almost 10 years...oh and add in the time change...it pretty much kicked me in the rear! But...I am working at 2 places that do so much good, that I was able to suck it up and be grateful that I can do what I am doing.
I've been loving our weather the last week. We've gotten outside to play and enjoy the fresh air and I lucked out on this weeks challenge when I took this yesterday while one of the kids searched for a missing screw driver that was on the other side of the fence. Who knew my dandelion (shot through the fence) was going to work as my "framed" shot. I think it works quite well.
I stumbled on a website on textures and have been playing with them. Thank you Kim Klassen for inspiring me to keep at it.
I saw this tutorial from Rita @ The Coffeeshop Blog and thought I would try it. I love this picture, but it was kind of blah. So I adjusted it a little and added a couple textures....(Rita's again) ...and Jerry's raised texture. If you run your mouse of it, you'll see the before/after...well, that's kind of backwards, because I've got the 'after' first. :)
The guys went fishing over the weekend and caught a bunch of fish. They came home so excited about going again on Sunday. Unfortunately they were rained out, but planned on going Monday after school. More rain Monday, but it cleared a enough to head back out after school. As we got closer to the "honey hole", I knew we were in for a lack luster fishing day. I could tell the streams were running high from the rain runoff and turning down the farm road, there was a "road closed" sign. I wasn't worried about the bridge (or cement pad) that crossed the river, because we weren't crossing, but if it was closed, then the river was also high and fishing was going to stink. I was right.
The spillway was overflowing big time! And lots of foam!
Even weeds can be pretty!
This just looks like winter! The top of the spillway and all the white is the foam floating downstream.