[OT from cottage renovations]
ridiculously soggy wet this year has been it really didn't come as a surprise when the temperature went down for the precipitation to have continued.
it was a very quiet day here in the Grove, most folks having the sense to stay indoors.
the only people I saw abroad had snow shovels, sleds or cross country skis.
(click through these thumbnails for higher resolution images)
there are some images that I haven't had the sense to get past taking, and this is one of them.
of note is that the snowcap on the porch roof has drifted up above the bottom of the upper front window; it is odd to look out through it and have the view partially obstructed by snow.
cottage in snow.
what else were you expecting?
with no events going on in the Town Hall the snow was drifting up to its porch.
the sign in front, the flag and the brick chimney provide the only chromatic highlights in an otherwise highly subdued scene.
another iconic image, we seem to have some severe repetition settling in here.
the large oak growing up through Mimi's porch is framed by lesser trees in the foreground; that one on the R with its leaves doesn't do much for the image but I was neither able to crop it out nor willing to remove it digitally (not that I wasn't tempted, but perhaps tomorrow will afford a chance to go back and find a better location from which to try again with this image).
unlikely though it may seem to those who know the setting well, this has become one of my favourite views within the Grove: looking down Acorn Lane across Chestnut Avenue and the church parking lot into the West Woods.
this is another image I've tried to capture at different times but it can be a challenge to compose -- I wanted it to be about depth as well as height so it needed more cropping to the R than I would have liked.
if you think you've seen this before, you're right.
crank the wayback machine to April 2006 (and scroll to the bottom of the entry).
holiday lights shine brightly on the façade of Hutch and Linda's cottage.