02 February 2010

2 february

candlemas.
groundhog's day.
cross-quarter day between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. halfway to spring.
the first day i hear birdsong in the early morning.
and, at last, the premiere of the final season of LOST.
a great day coming!

28 comments:

Christine said...

Agree with you there - can't wait for Lost! Love the title of your blog.

Truth Ferret said...

Down here it's softly raining and the temperature is holding at around fifty. Cold and damp enough to keep the heat on. No snow or freezing rain, but some drivers lose IQ points whenever the weather doesn't cooperate. Extra caution on rainy days here.

Dave G said...

I would like to say that your photos are a work of art. The references to Candlemas and the equinoxes was also very appropriate for this photo. I'll be visiting more often keep up the nice work.

GB's Mom said...

Don't care much about Lost, but that is a beautiful icicle!

Grace Givenz said...

Hi Chris! I found your blog through "bloggers of note" and I loved the first one I read. I just started blogging a few weeks ago and am still trying to figure it all out. That's why I decided to check out some other blogs a couple of days ago. And there you were...
I really love your photos, too!
Thanks for sharing with us!
--GG

agent_M said...

I love February 2nd. Something about it just takes whatever kind of day I'm having and turns it around for me. I think it's the knowing that in 6 weeks it'll be Spring. Even if the groundhog saw his shadow and says otherwise! :)

Holly Ann said...

i am watching Lost right now and i am TOTALLY LOST...

Hope your day was wonderful... cool pic...

chris said...

Lost is just over and i am left with even more questions. it sure was a good episode, though!

the icicle shot was tough to get - standing there with camera, trying to time the drips so i could get one in mid-air. another example of the ridiculous number of pictures i take to get one good shot!

agent M, i think ripping january off a calendar is theraputic. even though it was 24° here this morning, a lone bird was up in the woods singing what sounded a lot like a spring song...

Truth Ferret said...

I remember being so excited when we could spot the first brave crocus that poked its little green head up. Spring was just around the corner when that occurred.

Down here, Spring is full of Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush flowers along the highways, if the winters have been wet enough.

Thanks, Lady Bird for making sure that many generations have enjoyed the flowers along our highways.

Karlette said...

Just passing by. Added you to my "hot on my blog reading list". :o)

Love your writing & photography style.

Karlette
http://keeda007.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

And what if the groundhog comes out and sees no LOST? Wait, oh sh~!

Claudia said...

I read your blog and I like it very much. I too am a lost fan (in CT) and had a blast for 3 hours last night). Thank God for the snow delay this morning so I could sleep in. I wonder in you have a chance some time, you might take a gander at my blog and tell me what you think? kidstodayoyvay.blogspot.com

Gabrielle said...

HI. I stumbled upon your blog today because of the name(i love the word) and enjoyed your recent posts and pictures. I just created a blog a few days ago that has a similar aim if you'd ever have time and like to check it out: www.thisextraordinaryday.blogspot.com.
Thanks for your insights!

Tricia said...

All your pictures are absolutly gorgeous. I love reading your blogs :)

Jenn-Neal said...

you may have previously stated, but what camera do you have? I'm looking to buy a DSLR and am having a hard time choosing.

missopinions said...

just came across your blog and ive got to say that I just love it!, the pictures are amazing and your blog is just fantastic.I actually wrote my first blog today and havent really got a clue what im doing but im hoping that If I keep finding blogs as good as this, I will eventually find my way!

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realdeal456 said...

This picture is just relaxing. There's no other way to put it! Really! Another reason why I like this blog. It helps me settle down.

chris said...

Gabrielle, Tricia, missopinions, realdeal456: glad you like the pictures! i do love to take them and am always on the lookout for a subject. so much to notice, so much to see!

Jenn-Neal: i have a canon digital rebel, a few years old, and a telephoto and a macro lens. i also have a small sony point-and-shoot that i have with me at all times. fits in my pocket! :-)

Nothing On Top said...

Nice Timing! I love your photos, I am currently taking similar pictures like this one http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jXpKc_Orz3M/S2s0yz5fIOI/AAAAAAAAADs/ZgHRdKTvzpc/s1600/IMG_9438.JPG

Cheers

katrinaBphotography said...

I love your photos!

Just Jules said...

What a great picture!
Was that the result of patience or providential timing?
Either way - that's one of those that doesn't happen just every day.

Hannah Leigh said...

Icicles make for great photos. I just posted a photo of some on my blog. As a photographer, it's quite a special treat to have icicles and snow here in Arkansas!

Hannah Leigh said...

Take a look at my snow/icicle photos!
www.hannahleighphotography.blogspot.com

jesse hoffmann said...

I thought your blog said a lot. Though we have a ton of snow and the groundhog was wrong.

Tim@Myfotoguy said...

Found this on featured blogs of note. Glad I stopped in, your pictures are fantastic and your writing enjoyable. You take every day events and make a powerful image, good work!

jermaine said...

i love your blog.been running mine for two years now without really knowing what to put in.you've touched a life today.

Fabuleslie said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the icicle!