Sunday, December 02, 2007

First snow and a photo assignment

Little more than a dusting before it turned to rain this afternoon, but enough to make things especially pretty in the neighborhood. I love the juxtapositions in this shot - it was autumn only yesterday, yet someone lucky enough to have their own dock on the river has set out a little Christmas tree to hold back the darkness some and cheer up my view. And it's all dusted with just a hint of snow. This is one of my favorite spots to pass by when I take the long way home from the beach; a little cove on the far side of the river where wigeon call from the shoreline. I don't think there's any sweeter sound until February when the oldsquaw are courting.

Signs of Christmas are popping up everywhere but here at home; there was snow on my porch pumpkins this morning and on the red peppers and gourds that I haven't gotten around to picking from the garden yet. I'll catch up one of these days, honest I will!

I've dreampt up another assignment for the camera happy among you. Find something festive and quirky that makes you smile. Send along a photo and we'll laugh together at the goofy ways peole like to display their cheer for the season. Would two weeks be long enough? A deadline for Friday, December 14th? Quirky is the key word, please!

13 comments:

Larry said...

I'll give it a try if I find something interesting.I like what you do with your photos. Maybe I'll experiment with mine some day.

Ruth said...

Your picture is beautiful and your assignment is interesting. I have seen some quirky things out for sure!

John said...

Hm. I'll have to think about that.

Susan Gets Native said...

Quirky? I think I can find quirky....

mon@rch said...

I always love taking pictures on the first day of snow! Great work!

Mary said...

Your photo stunned me. Awesome.

Quirky? Yes! I can find quirky quickly :o)

Jayne said...

So very beautiful Laura. Quirky. Hmmm... I'll start looking. :c)

dguzman said...

Oh, I love that widgeon call, a squeaky little voice insisting, "I'm a WIDGeon!" I remember it from Cape May.

sigh.

I'll see if I can't find something quirky--oh, I just thought of one of Kat's favorite little "decorations." Wait until you see it. Sheesh.

Jennifer said...

Very pretty photo.

nina said...

Hmmmmmm. Will quickly look for quirky.

LauraHinNJ said...

All: Quirky will do well! I need to remind myself to stop and take pics of things as I see them.

Owlman said...

Laura: Did you use a filter to take this picture and if so what did you use - a softening filter?

Mary said...

Three years later, I'm back, and that photo still takes my breath away ;)