Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: March 18, 2018

Snowy selfie – Photo: Garry Armstrong

Oddballs. I have been taking a lot of strange pictures in the house. The outside has been difficult to negotiates. Garry, though, has been out there, frozen fingers and all. Kudos to him!

Although a lot of snow has melted, especially on areas that get a lot of sun, there’s still plenty around elsewhere.

Two happy dogs! Photo: Garry Armstrong

The woods is full of snow and along the road, there are huge piles of it created by the plows.

Recycling only please! Photo Garry Armstrong
Gibbs fully enjoying snowstorm

It’s a good time to follow Gibbs’ lead: enjoy the sofa. Have another cup of coffee!

Warm inside, snow outside



Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: March 11, 2018

Oddballs. I have so many pictures. Well and truly have I lost track of what’s odd. Life is odd. I think my pictures are probably a lot less odd than the rest of life!

I don’t know why I have taken down the little Christmas tree. Maybe it goes so well with the two Celebriducks?
Note the three squeaky dog toys hanging from the handle of the microwave. I know I should just give them to the dogs, but I am waiting until the snow and ice melt — give them to them on a nice day when there s a 50-50 chance the toys won’t be instantly buried in mud in under five minutes?



Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: March 4, 2018

Oddly enough, after all the wind and rain … it’s still gray and cold. Usually, following a major storm, we get a couple of bright sunny days. The wind and rain clear the air and I look forward to the sun coming out.

Poster at Fenway

Not this time. We are still in a mix of ever-changing weather. No two days are alike. Warm, cold, windy, dry, snow, melting, more snow. More rain. No sun for weeks at a time. Sometimes, by mid afternoon, it is as dark as night.

More posters

It’s a good time for oddballs in this oddest of worlds.

Where to get hooked
At home, my sign!
Our window



Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: February 25, 2018

I should be grateful that all this precipitation is rain rather than snow. Someone calculated that if this were snow, it would be more than two feet … and that would make me even sadder than the mud field out front. It really IS ugly, though.


It’s the dog’s yard, so it probably wouldn’t be lovely anyway, but all the rain has melted away any remnant of grass that might have been there. The frequent wind storms have left a far larger collection of branches and twigs there, too. There’s a lot of cleanup to do when finally, it isn’t raining, snowing, or sleeting.

Candles. No wind. 
It’s the kitchen!
Posters in a museum – The Babe Ruth Special
Kiwi, ginger, and a few cookies


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: February 4, 2018

Marilyn with Cows – Photo: Garry Armstrong 
Long path home – Photo: Garry Armstrong 


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: January 21, 2018

“Antique” wires along the road. I have some kind of “thing” about wires. Everyone else seems to be trying to erase them. I’m trying to capture them.

To be fair, it isn’t nearly as cold today as it was a week ago … and almost all the remains of the last snow have melted to nearly nothing. As winters go, so far, so good.

Marina in Lake Otsego – graphic view
Hay bale, rolled by machine awaiting pick up in the field

I haven’t been out much. I’ve taken a few pictures. Posted many of them. What I have been doing is opening up folders from times when I took a lot of pictures but didn’t get around to processing them. These are all from a few years ago. Not newly shot, but newly completed in the sense that I just processed them. I was surprised at how much better they are than I remembered.

I’m pretty sure this is some kind of forage crop. We saw fields and fields of it, but there was no one around to ask what crop it is. If you recognize it, let me know.
I think there is a beaver in this pond, but I can’t find him. Lots of ducks, though.

Of course — why not? I’m still using the same lenses, though the cameras have been upgraded and no matter how great the camera is, no one’s pictures are any better than the glass on the camera.


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: January 14, 2018

Late twilight by Lake Otsego

Considering it has been snowing, blizzarding, pouring and/or freezing, this hasn’t been a great time for getting out with a camera. Other than Garry’s one trek into the blizzard for pictures (all credit to Garry for freezing in that bitter wind and actually getting some good pictures, too!), we haven’t been outside. I’ve been taking a few shots here and there inside.

Night falls by the trolley tracks

The other thing I’ve been doing is poking around in my 100,000 pictures in folders. Those are a lot of pictures and many of the folders were barely touched by me at the time.


Some, quite literally, I never opened because something else came up and I didn’t remember taking the pictures. Thus this time has been a great time for exploration on my own hard drive.

Gray afternoon in winter

Some of the pictures are oddballs, though to be fair, I’m not all that sure what an oddball is these days. Some pictures are a little bit odder than others, but there’s more than enough oddness to go around.