Friday, January 29, 2010

Ice/Sleet/Snow Storm, Day 2

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A dime has a diameter of about 1/2", so that means we got a little over 1/4" of ice.

A few other shots of the storm (still in progress)

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ice Storm

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Well, the moon was right. Abour 3 hours of freezing rain, followed by another 4 or so sleet. Snow is next and should run all night and into tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ABC Wednesday -- B is for Bad Weather

Bad Weather on the way

Folklore says that a ring around the moon predicts the onset of unsettled weather, especially in the winter. Given that the forecast for Thursday is calling for record amounts of freezing rain, sleet, and snow, I'd say that the ring isn't lying.

To view other contributions to the ABC Wednesdays project, look here

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ABC Wednesdays -- A is for Antique Automobile

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It is the beginning of round 6 of ABC Wednesdays (the brain child of Denise Nesbitt) and I'm going to participate for the next 26 weeks! To view other contributions, look here

Missed photo catchup -- Stockyards Sign

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I slacked yesterday -- no excuses, just forgot to post. Here is one for yesterday (even though I took it this morning).

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Self Portrait in Safety Coin

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Each year, our company presents us with a military-type "challenge" coin to serve as a constant reminder of the overarching importance of safety in an organization such as ours (an electric utility).

This year's coin is very shiny, and when I looked down at it, I caught a slight reflection of myself in the middle of the coin. Whip out the blackberry, angle things to get my face in the coin a bit more, and voilĂ  ..

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stuck in traffic

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The car wasn't moving on the highway on my way home from work. I had the camera in the seat next to me, so I reached over and took a quick shot out the window.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Car Wash Foam

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The car got SO dirty with all the salt and dirt, and today was the first day that we could really get it washed.

This is the view from the inside of the car when the tri-color wax foam was applied.

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and after it came off

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sad Broken Tree

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It turns out that our Christmas tree did not survive the movers after all...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Geothermal Unit WORKS!!

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Last summer we retrofitted this 85 year old house with a geothermal heat pump and central heat and air.

As you can see, it works!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Clemmy and Austin watch the Peanuts Christmas Special (on Tivo)

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Our first chance to spend some time with Austin since the big Christmas blizzard. We put on the Peanuts Christmas Special (which we had Tivo'ed), and Clem just jumped in to the chair and started watching with him.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

OKC Rises on a cold winter morning -- part 2

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Ok, I don't often rave about my own pictures, but I think I nailed it with this one. But before I expound further, I really must insist that you click through to the larger version (which just doesn't post well on the blog) by clicking here

There are a BUNCH of elements in this pic that sing to me -- the depth of field, the muted and yet vibrant colors, the way the eye is drawn from quadrant to quadrant. Expect to see this one on New Year's Day's "best of" post.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

OKC Rises on a cold winter morning -- part 1

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Sorry for the whole "Placeholder" thing. Our internet is down at the house, so I had to muscle my way though trying to edit the blog on the wife's iPhone, which proved daunting (especially since I really didn't have a good pic for the day).

Part 2, posted later today (Wednesday, 1/6) is actually a REALLY good shot, so be sure to check in around 3:00 or so this afternoon (CST).

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Really weird weather phenomenon

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Travelling down the road, I looked up and saw this. From the middle of a pretty consistent cloud pattern, this hole in the cloud -- a stingray in the sky.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Best picture of 2009

Well, it's that time of the year again -- time for me to pick my best-of-the-year photo.

This year, the choice came down to 8 photos, which I ran by my family, and the selection was, basically, unanimous.

Without further ado -- the best picture from the PFRANSON365 blog is:

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Taken on December 12th, this is a view of a sunrise through some bare trees next door.

The runner ups were:

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This picture of our former foster dog Arnie was taken on January 12

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I really like the feeling of serenity in this picture, taken in South San Francisco on January 30th.

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The clouds in this picture seem somehow surreal in this picture taken on February 11th

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This wave was breaking near the Pacifica Pier on February 26th

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The cliffs around San Francisco's Fort Funston was taken on February 28th

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Taken on March 9th in on the island in Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park

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This sculpture is in downtown Oklahoma City, and was one of the first pictures I took after
we moved back. June 27th.

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