Month: February 2011

POTD: Patriot’s Dream #9

Patriot’s Dream #9
Bozeman, Montana
2011

Presentation of the flag prior to the skijoring competition at the annual¬† (and this year quite cold) Wild West Winterfest at the fairgrounds in Bozeman. It was so cold and the event so unorganized that we left after waiting two hours for it to get going. It was a timed event that couldn’t seem to start on time.

POTD: Simplicity

Simplicity
Bozeman, Montana
2011

We recently purchased a townhouse in Bozeman, someplace to hang out in the winter when it’s too stormy to make it back and forth to our place up in the mountains. Furnishing it has been a slow process; so far this is it for the dining room.

POTD: Patriot’s Dream #8

Patriot’s Dream #8
Bozeman, Montana
2011

This is one of those rare times when I feel the use of my least favorite word, juxtaposition, is warranted. If you’re not quite sure what phlebotomy means you can look it up but let’s just say the relevant part of the definition has to do with blood-letting.

POTD: Projection Screen

Projection Screen
Bozeman, Montana
2011

The last bit of the day’s sunlight casting shadows of tree branches on a window.

POTD: Making Tracks #2

Making Tracks #2
Bozeman, Montana
2011

This photo as a very similar look and feel as the image Making Tracks from February 6th. The interesting thing about the comparison is that, while the previous post was a close-up view of mouse or other small critter tracks, today’s photo is of elk, deer or other large mammal tracks taken from a couple hundred yards away.

POTD: Five O’Clock Shadow

Five-O’Clock Shadow
Bozeman, Montana
2011

This photo was actually taken several weeks ago when a five o’clock shadow would have been much longer due to the shorter days. A five o’clock shadow today might look like this except that all the recent snow has buried these cattails under a couple feet of snow.

POTD: Turbulence

Turbulence
Bozeman, Montana
2011

This wind-scoured snow was on top of a small cornice that was so hard I couldn’t break off a chunk on the edge even by jumping on it.

POTD: Serpentine

Serpentine
Bozeman, Montana
2011

More windswept snow from the same area as yesterday’s photo (but with a different photographic treatment).

POTD: Divining Rod

Divining Rod
Bozeman, Montana
2011

Five below zero, with snow coming down outside this morning. This is another one of those days where I struggle with embracing winter via the POTD selection or seeking escapism by posting something less winteresque. Embracing the season won out again, but just barely.

POTD: Sunbird

Sunbird
Bozeman, Montana
2011

A crow silhouetted against the weak winter sun.