Quiet Day and Great for Photos…

The kids went over to visit one of their friends this afternoon on the other side of the lake.  As I drove them over,  we took the high road, and I (of course) had to stop to take a couple of photos.  Ben groaned loudly as I stepped out of the Explorer…. 

With so much snow melting off in a matter of a couple of days, the runoff into the lake had to be astronomical.  In the photo below, you can see the result of all the  massive runoff in the form of murky, muddy water!

On my way back home after dropping off the kids,  I stopped in Woodville to see if there was anything to photograph.  I was surprised to see men out on the lake fishing.  Although it was bright and sunny today, the lake was rather windy and chilly!

I had to chuckle at the fshing lure hanging in the tree….

I thought I was pleased with the few photos I took today.  No more sky shots. Or, so I thought! After going outside on the porch to see the UPS man, I walked back (towards the west) and YIKES! LOOK at the sky!

*Just* before the sky grew really dark,  I placed the dial of my camera on “P” mode and braced myself against the railing….no monopod,  no tripod!

If you click twice on the photo below,  take a look in the center of the photo, and you can see a red light.  This is a red flashing light on a large tower over at the county park about two miles away! I was so psyched to actually catch that light! Especially since I held my breath and counted to 8 seconds!

And, since I was feeling so *smug*, I took another photo off the front of the porch, looking southward.  In this photo, I captured a star! (at the treetops!)

Well, that is it. I have decided that I would rather take photos of nature than Christmas lights! Much less “fussy”!

5 Responses

  1. I am amazed at how much snow has melted.

    And great to come back and see so many glorious photos. And getting the light from tower so far away is amazing.

    I pray you had a joyous and blessed Christmas and may God continue to bless you and your family in 2009.

  2. Great shots, Kae! I lve the one with the muddy water. I’ve never seen that in a lake before. Our Seneca Rive gets super muddy when the snow melts, but I didn’t know it would happen to lakes… guess the run of has to go somewhere right? lol

  3. Terrific shots!!! You sure have the eye for taking great shots! I’m trying to catch up on blog reading as I just haven’t had any time lately. Looks like I’ve missed a whole bunch of your great posts. Love little Murphy out sled riding! And in his little red parka…no less! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and am wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!

  4. Those sunsets are amazing.

    I often rely on the “really deep breath and a wing and a prayer” method – sometimes (like here) it really pays off!

  5. Great photos! Love the red sky at night…and that fishing lure in the tree. Do you suppose its owner was trying to catch “flying fish”???

    Happy New Year!

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