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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Looking for Beauty

The kids had another snow day today because of an ice storm we got overnight.  I don't think the kids will have an Easter break anymore.  :)  

We were supposed to get 3-4 inches of snow, then ice, then rain, then more snow.  I didn't see any of the snow, but we've got plenty of ice and rain.  I think the other snow is yet to come.

I was determined today to find some beauty in the midst of all this yucky weather, so I ventured out this morning with my camera.  I was pleased with what I found.

This one is also featured on my Project 365 blog as my photo of the day.



(Edited with Coffee Shop's Velvet Truffle action)





My popsicle of a car.  
Thankfully we don't need to go anywhere today.  Since school was cancelled, Keira's basketball game is also.

I don't have a macro lens for my camera, so I did the best I could to get some close up shots with my 18-105mm lens.

We are hoping we don't lose power because of all this ice.  It is about 32 degrees right now and everything is drippy and melting, so I don't think we will.

After I was done photographing all the ice, I joined the kids in a snow ball fight ... girls against boys.  Girls won!  We had a blast!  And what a good workout!  We were all soaking wet by the time we came in the house.

This afternoon will be filled with movie watching and game playing.  And maybe even a little Wii.

Happy Tuesday, All!


Katie said...

Awesome photos!

Ashley Sisk said...

These shots are gorgeous!

Laura said...

Your photos are much better than any I tried to get! of course I didn't leave my porch so that could be my problem. I just don't get very excited about taking pictures of these kinds of things.

SouthernSass said...

Great shots! I would not have known you did not use a macro lens. I do not have one either for my DSLR, but my little Nikon has a great macro mode. Have fun and stay warm!

deb duty said...

Sounds like such a fun time and the photos are just amazing. Thanks for sharing these wintery photos with those of us who don't get to see such things in real life!

Heidi said...

I hate the ice but I do think it makes everything look pretty! Some great pics there!

Sheri said...

Beautiful shots! We have no ice, part of me is sad because of the gorgeous shots you can get,but mostly I am thrilled. LOL