Wednesday, January 19, 2011

12 of 12

One of my favorite things is 12 of 12 - an idea conceptualized by a guy whose blog you can link to on the blogs I follow (down on the right hand side of this page - his name is CHAD DARNELL. He has a way interesting blog (when he blogs!) He came up with this idea of posting 12 photos on the 12th of each month and I have been doing it MOSTLY without missing for a while now. I absolutely love it. Have I mentioned that yet? For some reason this month I have been so stupidly busy at work that I completely missed the 12th. In fact I didn't even know the 12th had come and gone and all of a sudden it was the 19th. I am sad that I missed it this month -
did you know I love it so much?
So I have decided that I am going to post 12 photos from the month of January to date - and I have to admit that I didn't even take these photos - my spouse took many of them - but I am posting them still - and maybe I will motivate her to get back on the blogging bandwagon cause I LOVED when she blogged..... hint hint to the spousal unit......

Here are 12 photos from this month.

 Shel and I were watching this snow falling off the branch for days. It was so cool to watch and it hung on for dear life. I'm happy Shel got a photo of it before the winds came and blew it down.

 This is the my baby playing in the driveway - the dogs playing behind him are TRES DANGEREUX!
One of our winter break sagas happened to me when the dogs and the boys were playing outside and the baby fell. I bent over to pick him up at exactly the same time as our Great Dane Hugo bounded past and he and I crashed heads. His head is bigger and thicker than mine and I lost that interaction! I had a black eye and I still think he cracked my skull - it hurts to touch it where we collided and it was close to a month ago!

 Winter clothes impede play.
 This photo from out of the living room window is our official snow depth measurer.... Here we look out at the beginning of January....

  Hugo can't sleep without touching the cats. Here he is touching Nyx.

And here is our snow depth measurer after this weekend - the third week of January.

This is the edge of the roof over the back porch.
If you live someplace where it snows and your roof looks like this - you have a problem. We have a problem!

 A different view of the same shot.

 This is the back part of the roof where I have started to rake off the snow. That snow is about four feet deep which you can't really tell. I would climb up and show you but I think my spouse would kill me.

This is the back kitchen window where we have more problems. We dont look through this window in the kitchen, but we couldn't now if we wanted to anyway.

Here is an example of the depth of the snow at the beginning of the month, 

and here it is now.
We actually have better pictures of it but my spouse is playing with her new camera and the new photos are in some kind of "raw" file so I can't open them. Sorry!

So I hope you enjoyed photos of our January - even if I messed up on 12 of 12.


The Bumbles said...

I love that photo of the hanging snow - amazing how strong the delicate parts of nature can be. Good lesson for us all actually.

As to your question on our blog about the definition of a Reader - since I don't have an e-mail address for you I will answer you here.

On your Blogger Dashboard, the blogs you "follow" show up on the bottom half in your Reading List. That is a Reader. If you have a Google account, you have access to Google Reader which is another option and will display anything you have listed in your Reading List automatically. I'm not sure if Blogger's Reading List only allows you to follow other Blogger blogs or WordPress too - but Google Reader lets you follow any platform's blog or any website for that matter. Mozilla Firefox browser users have access to the Feedly plug-in which is a prettier Reader and will pull your feeds (the sites you follow) automatically from Google Reader. This is what I use. Any system that you use to collect posts (feeds) from the blogs/sites you have elected to follow is what is called a Reader.

E-mail me any time if you have any questions :0)

Teena in Toronto said...

Okay, you win ... you have more snow than we do :)