Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Icicle and Photoshop

We had quite a few icicles hanging from our gutters as the snow melted and the temperature stayed cold. Up close, the icicle acts as an uneven lens, collecting light from its surroundings. The stripes in the flag hanging near this one show up as lines when you look closely.

And when I used Photoshop effect of glowing edges, the lines appeared on a dark field.

Adjusting the red level in the image, the background is a red glow and the imperfections in the surface are more pronounced.

And here is the larger portion with glowing edges and red level adjusted.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Squirrel hide and seek

You can't see me!

Now you can!

Where's the cat?

And now there are four

Monday, December 21, 2009

Icicle and drop

Melting snow left us with many icicles hanging from the gutter. I caught the drop from one against a background of the window and hood of our van.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The snow arrives

The snow began here around 11 PM December 18. Heavy snow is expected Saturday, with 1 to 2 feet by Sunday morning and with cold temperatures may leave us with a white Christmas. The bench is on our porch.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snow and fence

Early morning December 6 after the night's snow fall.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

After the snow

After the snow Tuesday night came the rain - almost an inch and a half. Wednesday morning was cool and foggy and by afternoon, the creek across the field could be seen well out of its banks. According to the Frederick News Post more than a dozen roads in the county were closed due to high water.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Night snow

The storm that raced across the USA leaving lots of people digging out of mounds of snow only dropped a little snow here. As on 1:00 AM Wednesday the snow has changed to rain and a flood watch has been issued.