Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #16: Autumn Meets Winter

Once again I'm posting this at the last possible minute. I need to get my act together. I was thinking I'd post this in the morning or, at the very latest, this afternoon but we were at grandma and grandpa's house last night and the kids got their Christmas gifts. Needless to say, today has been spent opening and putting together toys. I'm exhausted.

Anyway, on to the subject of the photo shoot. Carly wanted us to capture Autumn meeting Winter. You know, snow and leaves, or grass and snow, or something along those lines. The funny thing was that the day Carly posted the assignment our snow melted. Actually, that Sunday we got almost two inches of rain. Luckily the temperature plummeted more than 30 degrees overnight, so we got some ice. And, with the ice, I got these shots:




Here's a close-up of the leaf trapped in the ice.


I thought it was pretty neat to see the leave encased in ice like this. Now we have about six inches of snow so we can't see anything out there. Luckily this assignment came this week!

(Edit: I don't know why the first picture is on it's side. It is not how I shot, or saved, it. And, I don't have time to fix it right now. It's looks normal on Flickr.)

9 comments:

Carly said...

Hi Mike :)

Awesome sight! That leaf in the ice is so unusual, I have never seen anything that compares with it. It reminds me a bit of a snow globe in a way. It was more then worth the wait. Thanks so much for posting, and playing along with the assignment! :)

Always, Carly

Jama said...

That is something really unusual, as least for me, since I'm from a tropical island in Asia.

Liz said...

You captured with your camera the picture my mind saw in what I wrote. Fantastic!

dc said...

Awesome pics. We got the rain here again. So, everything is just gloomy.

Nancy said...

I find "sightings" like that so very interesting too! You done good.

Nancy

Mike said...

Carly: Thanks! I'm having fun with these.

Jama: I'm sure that would be unusual for you.

Liz: I must have been reading your mind. :) Thanks

DC: Thanks. I'm sure everything is nice and muddy, too. Does you dog track mud all over the place? Ours sure does.

Nancy: Thanks. The timing worked out perfectly for this assignment.

dc said...

Yeah, she does, but the floor is tile and easy to clean up. She doesn't track in too much mud because she doesn't spend a lot of time outside...you know West Coast Wussy and all. lol

Mike said...

DC: oh yeah, how could I forget? :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Mike! I believe you captured it perfectly! :)