Friday, January 08, 2010
Monday Photo Shoot #71 --- Weather
Carly, over at Ellipsis is the host of the meme "Monday Photo Shoot." Each Monday she issues a new photo challenge and her assignment this week was "show me the weather in your neck of the woods as it looks this week." Well I could have stepped outside my front door and snapped a few shots but you would not have seen much of our weather since I live on a busy corner that is usually turned into piles of black soot in no time. Due to snow and frigid temperatures the Old Salt and I have been staying indoors. But, today the necessity to restock the larder had us climbing into our boots and venturing out into our version of the North Pole. Not hard to imagine with a wind chill well below zero.
I took all of these shots between two and four this afternoon. This first shot will show you the temp registered by the bank sign that sits just down the block as we began our Arctic adventure. Next we slid our way over to the old house to collect our mail and where the Old Salt, having spent forty years in California, did something he never expected to have to do again. He shoveled the driveway.
This shot shows all the icy stalactites that are forming on the limestone bluffs overlooking the roadway near our supermarket.
Once we returned home the Old Salt let "Boo" one of our house cats venture out into the snow on our patio where he did a fast turnaround and came inside to nurse his frozen paws.
To get a great look at the weather around the world this week, or just join in the fun. pop over to Carly's blog.