Please Let It Snow

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Sunrise, 1-4-13

 January finds us in a winter drought. The lake level is so low, the shallow water froze overnight as soon the temperature dropped, something that normally takes weeks…

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and even the ice looked like it was caught by surprise…

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jagged, disjointed,

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delirium…

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and the water stains on the sides of the harbor show just how low the water is.

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There were no diving ducks Friday morning, only some Canada Geese and a few gulls sitting on the ice. And a handful of crows came to my party.

Hot dogs always go first.

Hot Dogs First IMG_9156_1In weather this cold, make as few trips as possible. Cache and carry.

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All You Can Stash…

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Hold on for dear life.

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Windblown Crow

I didn’t realize until I developed the photograph below that the sculpture pays tribute to the ferris wheel at Navy Pier…!

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Anyway, I’m glad I finally figured out the new image editor.

Briefly, on the home front, here’s a quick rendition of the Gigue to the Bach A Minor English Suite recorded yesterday afternoon when I was trying to see if I still remember it. If you can last until the end (it’s only about 2 minutes total) one of my spice finches sings a final note, and I decided to leave my appreciation of his contribution in the recording.

5 thoughts on “Please Let It Snow

  1. Wow! You are a very accomplished pianist, Lisa. Well done. I love your photos. Your remark about ‘cache and carry’ reminds me about our vultures down here. They eat at their “Carion and Carryout”. 🙂

    • Thanks, Bob! It’s a rare event (the birds tend to get more involved when I’m just starting to pick my way through something).
      I like that… Carrion and Carryout. =)

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