Snow Day

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I bet it was hard to find bread and milk this week in the East. Winter made it’s presence known with two Winter Blasts in one week. The first came Wednesday and the second and most fierce came today. I already planned to be off work today, so that worked out well. My only task for the day was to make my barber appointment. I set out for the barber shop. It had only been snowing for a couple of hours and the roads did not have any accumulation of snow. This changed about 4 miles down the road. The roads were suddenly covered with snow. Apparently the line of the weather pattern was just North of my house. At this point, I figure I better call the shop to see if anyone was there. I had my wife call and she didn’t get an answer. After a few more attempts, I turned around and made my way back home.

After returning home, the snow started to pick up steam. I went outside with my youngest son to get some pictures of him in the snow. I will have to wait for these shots as I shot them on Kodak Portra 400 with my Olympus OM1. I also managed to get a portrait shot of our dog in the snow, too. Sometime later after my son came back in the house, I grabbed my digital camera and took some random shots around the house.

 

 

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Olympus E520, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

It’s been a while since I’ve done any birding. My wife put some bird seed out. It appears only the Cardinals got the memo. The first picture before the series of bird photos is our cat, Bilbo. He is watching the snow and wishing he could do some birding, too.

 

 

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Olympus E520, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

The only other bird I saw during this session was a Blue Jay. This guy figured he was out numbered, so he kept a low profile.

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

The wind gusts picked up and started blowing the snow around against my patio door. When the water droplets started to impede my view, I called it quits. This reminded me that I need to set up a blind in the Spring to do some serious birding and to get some close shots of the deer that frequent our yard. You saw the birdhouse in the first picture. This is also a Spring project that I need to complete. After days like today, Spring time can’t come too soon. Thanks for reading!

 

 

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Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

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  1. […] and took some random shots around the house. I posted those pictures in an earlier blog post titled Snow Day.  On that same day, I made some pictures with my trusty Olympus OM1 SLR loaded with Kodak Portra […]

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