Before I went out this morning, I posted a photo of the yard going back to the barns (post below). It was not very light and my photo turned out with this blueish tint.
35 minutes later, things brightened up.
The snow was wet and very heavy.
By late afternoon...voila! It pretty much disappeared.
Meanwhile (back to morning chores)....the front paddock was like mud soup. Fortunately, many years ago this was a cow farm and that area was all cement. There's about 4 inches of dirt on the top of it, so when it's wet, the horses do not sink down to China. It seems to be taking me longer and longer to finish the stalls, but I will continue to set up everything for the evening except for grain, so that end of the day only takes 10 or 15 minutes.
Of all the horses, Winnie is the one that really likes to roll in the snow.
Today I tried out my new camera....Except for the first photo, those below were taken with the Canon. It is going to take some getting used to. After only having little cameras, this one feels a little bulky (tho it is well designed to fit your hand).
The picture above was taken with my Sony Cyber Shot and the one below was taken with my Canon Power Shot SX20IS. It actually tells me just how good my old digital camera is.
The macro shot below shows the advantage of the Canon. Much more clarity.
Gary left with our friend Randy at noon....a day trip to Jamestown, where they will hit a couple of Swedish shops to pick up baked goods and sil for Christmas.
I started a fire so it would be cozy for my class.
They arrived at 1:30. Phoebe acted normal, but Gucci was very strange. Her tail was down and she would not go to anyone (not even for treats from Tina and Sandy) and stayed by my side. I still don't know what was wrong.
Sandy has finished her pair of pastels and is working on a third.
I was happy to see Tina. She is making a great comeback after the loss of Sunshine and I am very proud of her.
She is working on the drawing below for a Christmas card.
Mel is still working on his colored pencil drawing....
and Connie has started on a watercolor...
The Phoebster took her afternoon nap...while Gucci remained in hiding.
When I went out to do chores, it was not dark yet, but the moon was amazing.
Time for a nice hot shower. Night all. A heat wave is on its way for tomorrow.