Photography

Shutterbug Saturday: First Snow 2021

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We don’t get the snow like we used to when I was a kid. I remember lots of snow and ice in the 70s. There were some decent snows in the middle 80s. There was one big snowstorm in early 1996 and that was the last one I saw until the two snow bombs in 2018. I spent nearly a decade in Texas and, I saw one small snow covering and two minor ice storms. That was it.

Here is our first snow of 2021. Colorado has gotten some, too. ~Vic

Snow Trucks Image One
A little dusting on the trucks.
01-28-2021
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Dogwood In The Dark Image Two
Cold little Dogwood.
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Dark Snowy Street Image Three
Snowy street corner.
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POTD: Metal Weed

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I can’t for the life of me figure out what the hell this thing is supposed to be. It appears to be iron and looks like something that would exist in Alice in Wonderland. It also reminds me of the strange plants in the Stargate episode One False Step. I’m calling it a weed…Iron Weed. ~Vic

Iron Weed Art Image One
07-21-2020

Picture of the Day

Alien Plant Pinterest Image Two
These plants grew when they were sung to in the Stargate episode.
Photo Credit: Pinterest

POTD: Ilex

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Happy New Year! 2020? Good riddance.

Now that I got that out of my system, I am officially retiring my Flower for the Day posts. I will continue to post flowers and/or pretty leaves and/or trees and/or other plants. I will just be posting them under the Picture of the Day heading.

Everyone will recognize this as Holly but, which one of the 600 species it could be? Even Pl@ntNet isn’t helping. My wild-ass guess is Ilex Cornuta or Burfordii Compacta or Burfordii Nana or Dwarf Burford. After all that, it’s still a Holly. It’s lovely for Merry Christmases and New Years. ~Vic

Holly Bush/Tree Image
02-13-2020
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Picture of the Day

FFTD: Parthenocissus

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This is a Parthenocissus Inserta or False Virginia Creeper, thicket creeper, grape woodbine or just woodbine. It doesn’t have the hairy stems like a true Virginia Creeper and its leaf edges are smoother. They like to peak out from the fence. ~Vic

False Virginia Creeper Image
Peek-a-boo!
10-10-2020

Flower for the Day

Christmas Countdown 15.0

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This is my last countdown post. I’ve saved my favorite gingerbread house for last. I’ve been inside this place and you can feel its history. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures when I was there. Before the world went insane, Ayr Mount would host Scottish Festivals. ~Vic

If you’d like to vote:
Homes for the Holidays 2020

Ayr Mount Gingerbread House Image One
Adult Category
12-09-2020
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Window Insert Image Two
Window Insert
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Ayr Mount From 1965 Image Three
Photo Credit: memory.loc.gov
February 1965
Wikipedia & Wikimedia

Additional Information:
Ayr Mount (Classical American Homes Preservation Trust)
Ayr Mount Celebrates 200th Birthday (The News of Orange)
Cèilidh Scottish Festival (Visit Hillsborough NC)


Christmas Countdown 14.0

Christmas Countdown 14.0

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Some more sweet decorations. ~Vic

Scarf and Hat Tree Image One
Hat & Scarf Tree
This tree is in front of our Fire Department.
12-09-2020
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You Are Loved Image Two
Most have notes attached.
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Glass Polar Bear Image Three
Cute glass polar bear.
Hot Tin Roof Bar
12-13-2020
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Therapy Sign Image Four
We all need some therapy for this year.
Also at the Hot Tin Roof Bar.
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Bush Ornaments Image Five
Stone house two blocks away.
The ornaments are lit at night.
12-18-2020
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Greenery Decorations Image Six
Same stone house.
More natural decorations.
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Christmas Countdown 13.0