Archive for December, 2008

Snow Day

| December 16, 2008 10:45 am
Snow Day

It seems only a week ago that I wrote a blog about the fall in California, where the tree in our backyard was turning to fall colors.  It is quite a different story today at out condo in Utah.  I got up when it was still dark outside but could see from the street lights that we had a fresh covering of snow.  I knew it would be a fun day in the snow with the grand kids.

How about a snowball fight?

The kids decided to go skiing so they took our Tahoe which has four wheel drive.  We stayed behind so we  could build some snowmen with the grand kids.  Andrew started to roll the bottom of the snowman but the snow was so dry it was hard to get it to stick.

Ann found some better snow near the house which made a great big ball.

Soon the snowman started to take shape.

Andrew started on his own snowman.

The new snowman was fascinating to Emma.

But Pete decided to make a snow angel.

Andrew was finishing up his own snowman.

Pete came over to admire Andrew’s snowman.

New adventure was the big pile of snow at the end of the road.

The sun had come out and it was a beautiful day.

It was so sunny that Pete started to chase his shadow.

A great snow day!

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December is Fall in California

| December 6, 2008 11:17 pm
December is Fall in California

While most of the country feels the effects of winter, it is more like fall in California.  Ann took the above picture of a tree in our backyard, which is just now starting to change colors.

We went cycling today for about 60 miles.  It was cold when we started but by the time we reached the top of the climb up to Henry Coe State Park, the temperature was 70 degrees.  It was delightful.

A couple days later I took a similar picture with my Nikon D300, which I kind of over enhanced in Adobe Lightroom.