Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!A few days late for a white Christmas, but we were lucky enough to wake to a nice coating of snow this morning. Although I’m not a fan of the cold, I do always enjoy how a covering of snow changes the looking or everything, including these colorful flowerpots on a shelf on the back fence.
A mid-afternoon pick-me-up at work today. Before I left for I Australia there was a basket by the printer that was kept full of healthy snack — fruit gums and the like. Since I’ve been back though, the basket has been full of various candies — and whenever it gets low, more of the stuff keeps reappearing. My guess is that someone in the office had a LOT of Halloween candy left over, and is using this basket to slowly get rid of it. A lot of the choices don’t do much for me, but these Smarties (which are completely unlike the Aussie lolly of the same name — these are more like Fruit Tingles, but not really) are a passable way to stave off the 3 p.m. slump.
Basketball Weekend – Part 1…Today we journeyed to Lexington with June’s sister LeeAnn to see our niece Sarah in action with the Transylvania University cheerleaders (Sarah is LeeAnn’s daughter.) And she did really well. We laughed amongst ourselves when we noticed that each of us only pulled out our respective cameras when the cheerleaders were performing — the basketball game itself was a mere distraction. That said, while I saved the shots of Sarah for a “real” camera, I did take the opportunity to test out a new camera app for my iPhone. Called “HarrisCamera,” the app takes and merges 3 shots, with each shot having a different color filter applied to it. The cool thing that as things move in the scene, it leaves colored ghostly images behind — and what better than a fast moving basketball game to try it out. So here is my first attempt with this app — not perfect example but there is definitely some potential here.
It was wet and gloomy as I ran some errands after work tonight, but even in this dreary weather, you can still find the colors of Christmas. If you look close enough and squint the right way!
Okay, definitely back to reality now — the first day back at work after our wonderful Australia vacation.I noticed on he drive to the office that even though a lot of trees have lost their fall colors, there were some magnificent examples still to be found, like this one near the intersection of Hurstbourne Lane and Shelbyville Road. In a way, seeing this provided a warm welcome back.