Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No More Ice

No. More ice.

Taken February 2, 2010

Taken February 14, 2010.
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  1. The only ice I want to see is in my drink but we're supposed to have snow today. Bah.

    Ice web and other pic interesting, but hard to come close to the perfection of that ice pic a few weeks ago. I told you, Andi, You spoil us.

    Sonboy wasn't able to come in till this afternoon and then a early evening flight so will only see him for a couple of hours. But will make the most of it. Will be SO GREAT to see him.

    14 school days till Spring Break, but then who's counting.

    Terrific Tuesday to All.

  2. Sorry Lisa. Snow and ice is my world right now but I've decided that come the end of February I'm not posting any more, regardless of what's actually happening here. It's a long brown and gray spell until spring starts happening so I have no idea what I'll post. Have a great visit with your son.

  3. Morning, all! The rain missed us yet again, doggone it. Dry, dry, dry here. But no snow, Lisa. Hope they're wrong for you, too.

    Enjoy the visit with your son, however brief.

    Strange to watch winter progress up there. Hope it truly is loosing its grip.

    I know they'll be stunning pictures, andi, whatever you choose.

    No news from here - enjoying the Olympics, but it means late nights so late mornings. Need to get busy doing something!

    Have a good day, y'all.

  4. Insomnia Fairy came by the manor and belted me a good one. I gave up trying to sleep around 2 and started writing… then Mason got in on the act and woke up at 2:30. Fortunately, he was in a good enough mood that I was able to change him and get a bottle together with minimal squawking. He spit the bottle out and passed out around 3, then woke up at 3:30 long enough for me to pick him up. (Note that I haven't missed any sleep because of Mason.) Finally managed to zorch out myself at 4.

    The Boy is ready for a ride to his community service mimes… I'll be back a little later.

  5. Andi, the beauty in that image on the left has a great "found art" quality to it. It reminds me of the sort of accidental art that would sometimes turn up at the glass studio of my late friend/mentor; as if someone spilled a half container of etching cream on clear glass and that's the pattern that washed out of it.

    Farf, I hope everything goes as well as possible with and for The Boy -- entanglements with The Man are never a good thing and whenever they can't be avoided they're best off quickly and peacefully concluded.

    Good day to all!

  6. Public Notice: my declaration of cessation of snow pictures does not include Monday Pack Pictures or pictures where the snow is present but peripheral to the main subject.

    Sorry about the no rain, Beth. The offer of sending you wet dogs for dry relief still stands. :)

    Ugh on the bad night, Farf. Hope you will have a chance for a nap.

  7. Is it still morning? No ice here...just rain and more rain. Some possible snow tomorrow night. Bah humbug.

    Am fighting sinus infection/migraine still. Stayed home again, but today, I'm not working, just sleeping. I'll have to go in Friday, but I'm cool with that.

    Farf - ugh, sorry about insomnia fairy...she's wicked, that one. Lisa, enjoy visit with Sonboy!

    Hope you all have a good day. I think I'm going back to bed again. Darn sinuses.

  8. Oops, I really need to start previewing before I post ...

    Hi Jen. Ice patterns are great for found art. And they are just plain fun. How was your trip outside the house?

    Maria, have you had your sinuses checked for polyps? That was the cause of my constant sinus infections and I haven't had a single one in the 5 years since I had them removed (plus, I can smell garlic being sauteed so much better which totally made the whole thing worth it).

  9. Cool photos Andi!

    I can understand insomnia, Far. I've been up lately, sometimes joined by the b2 boy.

    We're getting snow now with up to 9 inches later. Ugh. Good thing I've got snow tires.

  10. Trip outside the house was pretty boring, thanks for asking. But I did get dishwashing detergent, which we really needed because putting regular dish soap in the machine turns into a horrible plot from one of those Family Affair episodes when Mr. French was ill, and I got a great clearance deal on some cargo pants, so there's that. :)

    Aww Maria, I hope you feel better soonest.

    Boran2, snomg! I hope March brings spring in early this year.

  11. Oh hey, Ice Spiders and Ice…Colon? Cool.

  12. *YAWN* Thanks everyone, I might actually make it. Trying to keep a minimum level of caffeine in the system. I like the first pic, by the by; I've had pancakes that look like that (the circles) when I pour in thick batter and shake the skillet to spread it out more.

    Jen, the people running community service projects here are pretty mellow. He's only got one or two more days before he's done with that part of his probation, still plenty of classes and the like to attend. I'm not sure the classes are "taking," but it seems like last time he went through this, he didn't acquire clue until almost the very end. Maybe it'll be similar. BTW, I love me some cargo pants too; they give me a place to stick my wallet where it isn't this uncomfortable lump on my @$$ when driving. (Did you really put dish soap in the dishwasher? Hope you got video!)

    I'm thinking missing sleep last night wasn't a total bust… one, I was already up for Mason; two, I think I've figured out how to connect the various chunks of White Pickups together. It might be closer to finished than I thought, always a good thing.

    Boran, hope the snow starts going away shortly… hey, it's March next week! (But that's when we get the biggest snows here, what am I saying???)

  13. While I was driving to a job yesterday I saw a White Goshawk. It's a color morph of the Grey Goshawk found almost exclusively in Tasmania, and is the only all white raptor on the planet.

    I pulled off the road and grabbed my camera - which, when turned on, informed me that I needed to change the battery. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

  14. Oh b2, you have my utmost sympathy on the snow. It would make me weep profusely to have that much snow. You poor thing.

    I thought you might have decided to just get that haircut as long as you were out, Jen, but a nice uneventful trip out isn't such a bad thing.

    I like that image, Kelly. Ice spiders -- spinning an ice web that you freeze to -- would be a neat monster for a horror novel.

    Glad there were good things about not sleep, Farf.

    Well shit, Lori, that would have been a great addition to your magnificent collect of bird shots. What a gorgeous bird.

  15. Neat pictures. The one on the left reminds me of an air traffic controllers screen.

  16. cool image on the left. I'm not really tired of pictures of ice, we didn't get much ice this year.