Fungi is still thriving, even in the cold weather we've been having. A commenter on Flickr says that this is called Tree Ear Fungi, and is used as an insect repellent. It does kind of look like ears, doesn't it?
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I went out in the fog this morning to capture the ethereal beauty, and took this shot of the Steiger family memorial in Pine Hill Cemetery. It is apparently the same family as the late, lamented, local Steiger's department stores. They certainly like to make a statement. ;)
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I bundled up and ventured out into the snow earlier today. It's so pretty! The sky is pearly grey, and it's even still snowing a little bit.
This scene is in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, MA. The TV news this morning said we got about 9"; it didn't look like quite that much to me, maybe more like 7". Still, nothing to sneeze at!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Today marked the first big snowstorm here in the Pioneer Valley. A lot of us were spared during last week's ice storm, but today there was no avoiding the snow. We've gotten about 6" so far here in Westfield, with more expected. I don't think we're going to make the 8-12" they were forecasting, though.
This shot is from my commute home today, which took nearly twice as long as normal. This is the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, where I sat at a red light for just long enough to take out my camera and snap a shot.
I hope you all made it home safely, and are warm and cozy!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This photo has been the most popular one on my Flickr stream lately. Flickr now has a "stats" feature that allows you to see how many hits your photos get, and how people came to them. It seems that a lot of people are searching for Star of David photos on Yahoo lately; 28 of them clicked on mine yesterday.
Here are some of my other popular search results:
I can haz cheezeburger
Sometimes I get amusing searches, like the time someone searched for "butt panty" and found a pic I had taken at a Yankee Swap party of someone wearing the world's largest panties. People sure are weird sometimes. *g*
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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Friday, December 12, 2008
I went down to Heritage Park in East Longmeadow on my break today to take pictures of all the flooding there. Amazing! I've never seen the water this high there.
Picnic tables and benches almost submerged!
They were working hard to clear the drains, and pumping water onto North Main Street. Dunno how effective that's going to be...
Weird to see trees and shrubs sitting in the water.
The geese and ducks, on the other hand, were having a grand time.