Outside my window…is a mixture of sun and clouds as well as quite cold and windy. Currently we are at 35°F but with the wind blowing at 13mph and gusting up to 23mph, it feels more like 26°F. Our high today is forecast at 36°F which is not much over our low yesterday of 34°F. We did get an inch and a half of snowfall yesterday however not too much of it stuck. There was a dusting on the rooftops, some on the cars and a few patchy areas on the ground…nothing on the streets and sidewalks. The weather folks had said that what snow we did get wouldn’t stick around because it had been too warm leading up to and during the event….and they were right. Today we are getting the tail end of the nor’easter which means lots of wind and clouds although the sun is managing an appearance here and there. Right now it is here but in a few minutes it could be gone for a bit. We will be clear tonight with a low of 25°F. Tomorrow we will climb back up to the high forties and will stay in that range for the week with the exception of Tuesday which is forecast to be in the high fifties with rain. I saw my first robin Friday afternoon…spring may not be too far behind although we can get some chilly weather even during the spring in this region.
I am thinking…I wasn’t able to manage the post a day this year but I’m not going to fret over it. I decided I would try to do like I did in 2011 and do a post a day but had also decided if it started to worry on me or became more of a chore than fun, I would also give it up. Tuesday night was the night when I made up my mind. It actually begin to feel more like a chore several days earlier but I plugged along, but Tuesday I was tired, I was having a difficult time finding inspiration and was noticed I was getting frustrated….so I let it go. I have enough frustration with everyday things, no need to add to the pile.
I am glad…we didn’t have to deal with mass quantities of snow on the roads during and after this storm.
From my kitchen…is an easy recipes today…a quick and simple recipe for mac and cheese in a mug. I like to have mac and cheese once in awhile without making a large quantity and the Easy Mac stuff is ~ well let’s just say the taste is less than desirable to me. The solution is to grab a large, over-sized mug and make a serving in the microwave. It is quite easy….and tastes better than those made with powdered cheese because honestly, I don’t think cheese was ever meant to be powdered. Here is a shot of some I made recently….for the recipe, click here. Once the file opens, go to “file”, click “save as” and select your location.
I am hoping…since I won’t be doing a post a day I will have more time to work on some composites I have floating around in my head. I love to look at a bunch regular photographs and take bits and pieces of them to make it into something else. I have been working on my processing style and think I’m finally very close to something I really like. I’m also going to be posting more textures here on the blog in the near future as well as work on a method that will allow me to sell some of my prints online.
I am hearing…the ticking of my many clocks….my wind chimes singing beautiful songs to me…the wind blowing as another gust comes upon us….an otherwise quite house.
A recap of last week…isn’t as much as prior weeks but there was my posting last Sunday which shows the cast of The Walking Dead ~ which by the way had their mid-season premier last Sunday and did not disappoint! I re-posted an older image after time got away from me on Monday ~ it was pretty evident at this point that I wasn’t going to continue with the post a day. And finally on Saturday I posted my first composite that was created without a tutorial ~ something I came up with myself. If you click on the links you will see the images I used to create this with the exception of the fence…that was actually one fence that I made into the double as you see in my image. Try as I might I could not locate the original file based on the information that I had copied down. If I do run across it, I will update the links to include that.
Plans for the week include…The Walking Dead on television tonight….working from home on Tuesday as well as a dentist appointment….hopefully creating another composite or two.
One of life’s pleasures…watching the snow fall from inside a nice warm house.
From my camera…is a shot I took of the moon on Valentine’s Day. I was attempting to get a nice shot of the crescent moon but then a plane flew by…and this is what I got. Pretty cool huh?