Where there is smoke, there WAS a fire.
I filled up the gas tanks on both trucks tonight since I think gas is going to get VERY expensive after Hurricane Harvey and maybe Irma behind it…. when filling up the Cruiser I saw this on the ground…. does it really need saying? Always get donuts!
Took the dog for a walk around downtown and ran into a concert.
Got the Tacoma back for the shop after it had a “sleepover” – glad to get it back and to see someone’s toy out.
It was supposed to be a camping day, but weather choices made it a wedding decorations day.
And of course the daughters at the elephants picture day.
Late evening stroll in downtown Asheboro.
A full moon in February is called a snow moon. Adding to the excitement was a lunar eclipse – not an awesome total eclipse. but the moon passes through enough shadow (called the penumbra) to create a noticeable darkening on the left side – this photo is the peak.
I spent some time looking for a foreground…
but with a 500mm Mirror lens, the moon was not big enough for the depth of field to work…
Hike #2 of the #52hikechallenge – Birkhead Mountain Trail in Uwharrie National Forest. We started at the Birkhead family farm, some buildings going back to the late 1800s.
Within a mile we had to cross a creek since the bridge was washed away. Not a problem except when hiking on a 15 degree morning, a wet foot would have been unpleasant!
Soon enough we were deep in the woods, only the crunch of the snow/ice under our feet.
How Kodak spent the second half of the hike. I had her off leash for the first half, but she wandered off and didn’t return, long enough I had to bush-whacked in her last known direction and back track till she returned… I was not happy!
About an hour and half in the silent woods, a rare North Carolina snow covering the hills, so a great day!
A cold front pushed through during tennis tonight, creating a blustery evening!
The super moon. I worked until 7:15pm and forgot to get the rise, so I grabbed a 500mm Mirror lens and shot a quick frame from the school parking lot.