Friday, February 28, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
There's also one of these fake trees planted in front of the barbecue grill in the clearing in front of where the fence is...
...I can only assume it's to camouflage the grill when you look at it from this direction-
There's more plywood under the blue tarp, so I guess they're not finished yet.
I wonder what this is all about???
Friday, February 21, 2014
Walking in the woods with the dog on a foggy Friday I came upon this odd corner of fencing about 200 yards from the upper parking area. It looks quite substantial until you look behind it and see the very temporary braces holding it up.
I wonder what it's for? There was a film crew using the parking lot as a holding area again yesterday, but the fence wasn't there then and they are not there today. I shall have to keep an eye on this...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
We had 2 backhoe loaders and 2 dump trucks working in the parking lot and a tracked bobcat over at the rectory. We piled a lot of snow in the corner of the church parking lot, but we had to take about 20 truck loads over to the rectory where the bobcat pushed it all out into the yard behind the rock garden.
Now we have all our parking spaces back, the drains in the parking lot are free and clear to deal with today's rain and the snow melt as the temperature rises :)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
I finished shoveling (again!), and as Jackie's school is closed we are going out for a Valentines Day lunch :)
But first- trailblazing on the virgin snow in the woods with Holly! I had to break out the big, 36"snowshoes for the soft snow and the warmish conditions, but it's gorgeous!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Saturday, February 08, 2014
To the people (I'm guessing teenagers) who like to walk along a shoveled sidewalk with one foot in the snow, breaking the ice crust and kicking the snow back onto the sidewalk: please stop it!
Someone (probably me) has spent many hours clearing the snow off the sidewalk so that you may walk along it safely, so please don't make them (me) have to do it again every morning.
File this under "hey you kids get off my lawn" :)
Friday, February 07, 2014
I took my camera with me in an effort to capture some of the beauty, but as usual spent most of my time taking pictures of the dog :) I am trying out a new technique for controlling focus called "back button focus" (moving control of the autofocus from the half-press of the shutter to a separate button on the back- more here), it is going to take a bit of getting used to but I think the effort will be worth it.
|I had to park at the bottom even though the entry road and parking lot have been plowed|
|Here's the entrance to the trail where I donned my snowshoes|
|Holly seemed to float on the surface and leave no trace of her passage|
|She's very patient with me when I have the camera|
|Bright sunshine and though it was only 27F I was soon down to just a T shirt|
|This is to try and show the texture of the snow- the surface is tiny ice crystals like granulated sugar which glisten and sparkle in the sun (I had to fudge the exposure to show this and it isn't totally successful)|
|It's amazing that the snow is still so pure white 2 days later|
|Holly and my footprints from yesterday|
|I love the shadows in this one|
|A rare picture of Holly without crud all over her tongue|
|And part of the lower trail had been roughly plowed so she got to have some tennis ball time too :)|