Friday, February 02, 2007

Snow Day

Finally the weatherman got it right. I woke up this morning to the pleasant sight of snow. I got out and took a little walk around the neighborhood and took a few photos before the snow had a chance to disappear.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting The Bernard Ave house. If you look closely you'll notice it seems to be leaning just a bit to the right....just like the photographer.(haha).

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting As I was walking across the Belmont campus yesterday I noticed a group of buttercups that obviously didn't get the memo about the forecast. Today they pay the price for being so foolish and impatient. Many things in nature will take advantage of any opportunity to live and grow and our mild winter certainly teased these early bloomers out...much earlier than normal. DAMN us Humans for creating this Global Warming and El Nino! Thanks to us these poor blooms will never survive!! Oh woe is meeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!*sobs*

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Another example of Mother Nature surviving wherever she can. Just a small crack in this stone wall is enough room for this little weed to take hold and survuve. Facing the southeast, it gets a good bit of sunlight this time of year.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting I was able to walk right up underneath this mockingbird. I wondered why it would let me get so close and not be too frightened.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Then I saw these. To us humans they could be poisonous but to the mockingbird they're the easiest meal to find. And because it's so easy to find these holly berries the mocking bird has to defend his territory from robins and cedar waxwings. So no wonder he didn't move when I walked up. Always on guard.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This is one of the buildings on the Belmont University campus. Even with the yellow tape and orange & white barrels it looked nice.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting I drove over to the Parthenon to snap this picture.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting And finally, my car. This could be the last time this winter to see it covered in snow. When I was growing up in the early to mid 80's we used to get frequent "heavy" snows. Enough to build snow forts in the drifts. Enough to sled down the big hills. Enough to tie some rope to our bikes and pull a friend behind us on a sheet of fiberglass mobile home underpinning.
As adults, many of us complain about having to drive on the slick roads. We complain about how poorly our fellow citizens drive. I complain about having to be an adult and not having the time or opportunity to enjoy this rare treat.....Curse you Americans for being the main contributors to global warming!!


Gus and Fer said...

Buttercups and daffodils -- oh, those dim bulbs. When will they ever learn...?

The Ichthyophile said...

They didn't even get to 2nd base!

TB Fly said...

Good pictures even if the photographer was leaning to the right. Good narration. Good memories of snow days. In short,good blog!!!