My world is monochrome. Snow falling at 2 to 5 inches per hour. Thunder and high winds and a dropping thermometer. How many inches have we gotten? I’d guess about eight, but all the drifting makes it difficult to tell. We shoveled. Three times or was it four? But you’d never guess. All for naught, drifted over by the new snow.
Through the front window …
Stained glass in front of glass and beyond that, snow.
A shot of yellow glass against the monochrome landscape of snow.
This is the world through glass. Because I’m not going anywhere until the snow stops!
This week’s topic is Doors and Windows. Some doors have windows in them such as house doors, commercial building doors, garage doors, vehicle doors, bulldozers and trains these are some of what I am looking for. You can all have a solid door with a window being prominent in your photo as well. Both items need to be represented somehow. Be creative.
Doors and windows from Boston, Upton, Uxbridge, Amherst, Williamsburg, and Baltimore.
Alley behind the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston
One of the best parts of living in the woods is that to a large degree, our windows are all “picture windows.” Vistas on nature and beautiful, all through the years.
I am particularly fond of the light that shines through the windows just before twilight and early in the evening. No matter what I’m doing, I will often look up and grab a camera, lured by the light.
This is not one of our most glorious autumn seasons … but it sure is pretty.
I want it to go on and on … displacing the next season, which shall remain unnamed.
This time of year, it’s hard to remember to take pictures of anything except foliage. New England in October is all about foliage. It’s a bit late this year and it just beginning to really get fully engaged in this thing we call Autumn. Still, stuff happens and the other day, there was a blackout at Hannaford.
We were there. Waiting in the pharmacy section for our annual flu shots … when the lights went out. The manager didn’t like me taking pictures. He pulled the old “it’s against our policy” but that’s nonsense. I’ve taken hundreds … maybe thousands … of pictures in the store and no one cared and I’m pretty sure there’s no such policy.
I took a few more pictures.
Inside the store, people were resigned to having to find something other than their credit cards to pay for groceries.
Garry and I had to wait for the power to come back because you just can’t do anything in the pharmacy without computers.
This is 2015. That’s just the way it rolls.
Romeo and Juliet: Balcony Scene
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off. (2.2.3-10)
Both windows face east, and the light is that of the rising sun.
Odd Ball Photos are those pictures we take which don’t to fit into a tidy category. This week, I went out to my deck to see what I could find. A few oddities emerged.
A grill thermometer
Stone frog sun-dial
The longer lens – Olympus PEN PL-5