Monday, January 31, 2011

It Started On Sunday

It started yesterday. You know, the little county map covering part of your viewing area on your TV. I thought something was going to start that evening but nooooo, not even Monday morning. It was for Tuesday, with some maybes thrown in for Monday evening. Talk about getting a head start. If you look at this picture you will see that little watch indicator on the TV and the window on the otherside has sunshine coming through. Enough sun today that more snow has melted. Get the cots ready, the weathermen are staying through the night.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day to Day Changes in Winter Scenes

Five inches on the 21st to bright and sunny on the very next day. We haven't seen the sun since the first of the year of maybe before that. The sun was a nice refresher and a reminder of things to come.

Then today, we have the sun about to come out but we also have the frosty moist air giving a show on the weeds and grasses along the fence lines.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mid-Month Posting

Not much to say about this except it is from yesterday, Jan. 15th. The days are starting to get a little longer but it is still hard to see it in the photos. Eventually the skies will clear enough in the mornings to be able to see that the sun is starting to travel from the right to the left. If it was present this day it would be just on the edge of the right side but visible and when fully to the left in the summer it will be just out of sight I do believe. Most of the year it should be from edge to edge at this focal plain.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year and the Monthly Photo

Well, I'm a little late on posting my first of the month photo. For those that stumble on this site, I started taking a photo out the same window of my house at the same time every month and plan on doing it for a year. I had planned on only the first and then decided to do the 15th also. My point was to see the change in the scenery every month. The changing of the lighting as well as the color changes. This was prompted by my noticing the movement, which I was well aware of, the sun in its track across the horizon.

The view is looking east across a farmers field just off our subdivisions property line. There is a highway below the large tree to the right of the tower off in the distance. Actually the pine trees on the left follow a road that goes under the highway. You could do a Google or Map Quest of Swigart Rd. and I-675 to see this passing. Depending on which one you use you would could see my house from above. There is a traffic round about, really confusing in this part of the woods, and two ponds to the south side of Swigart. I'm the first house to the left of the left pond. Some sites show it as dirt some with grass. Depends on their updates.

My decision was to take the picture at 8 AM just so I would have light. I am trying to take all the pictures the same with small improvements in Elements 8 for some clarity. Come rain or shine, same window, same time, same shot. I'm close enough for this amatuer. Too perfect and it isn't a hobby but a job. I did take a monochrome so we have two photos today. 

On this day it was raining. Later on the day turned out beautiful. Much warmer and very sunny.

See you on the 15th, or there abouts.

Click on them to get a better view.