Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Betsy finally got her perfect snow last Tuesday. Big, fluffy flakes came down during the day and clung to the trees and bushes. I'm not a big fan of snow, but even I had to admit that for a few hours our yard was transformed into a winter wonderland.
Friday, January 24, 2014
As a general rule I dislike ice more than I dislike snow. Ice on roads is definitely dangerous, and ice on trees can often cause problems. But sometimes ice on trees can be beautiful. I got this photo of tree tops across the street from our house on a January afternoon last year.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Monday was a beautiful day in eastern Tennessee, so Betsy and I headed to the Smoky Mountains. We wanted to do some hiking, and I wanted to play with the lens Betsy got me for Christmas. We didn't do much hiking, but we did drive along the Middle Prong Pigeon River near Tremont. There was quite a bit of water rushing around the boulders in the stream, but it was so clear we could see the rocks at the bottom.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
While the interstate is the fastest way to get between our home and Asheville, North Carolina, there are many advantages to taking the back roads. One of those back roads allows us to stop and enjoy Soco Falls, near Cherokee, North Carolina. I got this picture of Soco Falls on a January day a couple of years ago.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
On the evening of Monday, December 16, 2013, Betsy and I were putting away the bird feeders when we noticed the almost-full moon rising above the trees along the golf course. I grabbed my camera and went out onto the golf course to capture this picture away from some of the trees.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
I took this picture yesterday (Monday) morning, looking out onto the fairway behind our house. In addition to snow, as an added bonus, Betsy got some cold temperatures. It was six degrees when we got up, and the temperature dropped all day.