February 28, 2010

So It's Gloomy - There Are Still Pictures

The local pond is at a very high water mark because of all the rain over the last few days.

There is a water outlet running under the road.  This is the other side where the water is pouring out.  (video tomorrow if I can get it uploaded)

Someone was busy though.  Not only do they have usual boy/girl garden kitsch, but they added a snowman.  It's nearly time for them to put it away until next year.  It would look a bit odd in the middle of summer I think... but I may be wrong about that in the eyes of a real garden statue collector.

Ahem... You are here!

 A new machine has arrived in the local field. 

It's a super sized saw.  Who knew they'd cut up all those logs we saw last week right there in the field!

There are no cut logs though so they are being taken away I guess.  Interesting.

The leaning tree. 

Someone lost a flower pot.

And last of all, some local kids got ambitious and built an igloo.  I took this pic last week but the igloo remained in the same general condition when I walked by today.

I'm amazed it's still standing after all the rain.  These kids might consider a career in the building industry.  Just think what they could do with something that doesn't melt.

That's it for now.  Morning will be here way too soon. 

Posted by: Teresa in Photos at 11:56 PM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 I need an igloo.

Posted by: LeeAnn at March 01, 2010 07:09 AM (n2UcJ)

2 Oh no, the little snowman must stay until spring, preferable summer. With each passing day his amusing value increases which in turn increases his value.

Posted by: lifeshighway at March 01, 2010 09:47 AM (7mOBk)

3 LeeAnn - we've got lots of snow in Anchorage. How much would you like?

Nice pictures, Teresa. The "igloo" is a nice try, btw.

Posted by: Rev. Paul at March 01, 2010 01:24 PM (0DZhf)

4 Love the igloo!

Posted by: Pam at March 01, 2010 02:42 PM (UxUrZ)

5 I think you'll find the super-sized saw was actually responsible for making those logs. We had one up here on the property in 2001 and it was an amazing piece of equipment. It would drive right up next to a big tree, wrap its hydraulic arms around the trunk and with a little "bizzzt" and a puff of sawdust at the base it would then pick up the whole tree and gently lay it down for the skidders to collect and drag to the field for processing.
My guess is, they're all done and packing to leave. The machine was probably off in the woods somewhere being used and is now waiting to be taken to the next sight.

Posted by: MGA at March 02, 2010 04:57 AM (cbj0V)

6 Igloos for everyone!

MGA - cool I had no idea how the machine worked.  Thanks for the info. 

Posted by: Teresa at March 02, 2010 11:53 AM (ZCuP9)

7 I'm lovin' the igloo. That appears to be built better than most of the houses in SoCal

Posted by: Da Goddess at March 02, 2010 04:20 PM (7NJrO)

8 I love that you can get the snow and the sky in the same photo without some kind of over-contrasting whiteout, as I usually tend to get. It's hard for me to find that balance between the two...I will futz with ISO and aperture settings, but I can never quite get it right.

Posted by: Erica at March 03, 2010 07:26 AM (YKEDK)

9 LOL - E - that's called post processing.  It's why I always shoot using Camera RAW so there's more data to work with. I get way under exposed on the dark bits but with a little tweeking I can get the background lighted sufficiently to be able to see it. 

With Digital it's easier to compensate for under exposed areas than over exposed.  Of course I'd love to be able to make it all work in camera - but haven't got the patience for it. 

Posted by: Teresa at March 03, 2010 09:30 AM (ZCuP9)


Ooo I used to build igloos when I was a kid in Ohio. My brothers would then kick me out and try to take them over. I would sneak around the back and try to make it collapse on them. If you knew my brothers, you would have wanted them buried alive too.



Posted by: Laura at March 17, 2010 09:57 AM (ua7hq)

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