Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hoth

We went from showing how Nordic we are by grocery shopping robbing banks in our pajamas to consulting the wind chill index every time we leave the house.


An Icy Picnic

Some local sleuths dug up information related to a similar picture from my last post. Here's another look at the spot which started me thinking about a young boy who crashed a plane around this area at or near Camp Wakanda. Turns out there's an old photo of him as a lifeguard from only a week before the downed training flight. Someone on Facebook found a picture of him in his mother's photo album, amazing. Tom went to Wisconsin High, was an athlete, and died in the nineties. I'm still wondering how the crash affected the rest of his life.

And of course there's some guy walking down the jetty in a snow storm

Did the weather guy really just say, "That minus two might be closer to minus ten?" I can think of a minus one who'd love to be someplace warmer right now, like planet OGLE-2005-BLG-390 which has a surface temperature of minus 364.


Yer yeller, Rat Boy.Yer gonna end up carrying me, Dog Who Drives
Week's Favorite: Oliver refused to get out of the car in the underground parking garage last week because he didn't like the looks of the floor. I lost the standoff before it started. He's wondering why he spent all that time training me.


Leaving this up in December is either optimistic or lazy

I took this shot of the pier two weeks ago when we still hoped the lake wouldn't freeze over. It was finally pulled in on Saturday.


One of the most scenic paths has a big ol' No Dogs Allowed sign

I see this shot and remember Oliver and Bob whining for walkies two posts ago. Yeah on the cat walk, on the cat walk yeah, we did a little turn on the cat walk.


I wonder where the goats go in the winter

Since I worked so hard by getting in and out of the car (or rolling down the window) to take photos, I headed over to Endres Manufacturing to feast on their Christmas lights. Endres, by coincidence, makes piers.


Sans Goats

They also have a thing for goats which were probably not in this fanciful little house as I imagined.
I was able to use my new cheapo tripod without incident or frostbite, so I'd call this shoot a Festive success.

I find you and your crackers I mean conversation quite fascinating
If you're wondering what happened to Oliver, he got carried to the elevator and had a lovely visit with my mother who slipped him a cracker before I could stop her. 


I'll make you pay for this, I'll make you all pay



25 comments:

  1. You've got such a cute little fella, and looks like she much likes here grand-dog!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/12/dominus-flevit.html

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    1. That's her grand nephew following a weird anthropomorphism logic, haha. He belongs to my cousin, I'm just his driver. Although I'm pretty sure he thinks I belong to him.

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  2. Your dog is adorable!

    I love the Christmas lights at Endres Manufacturing. So pretty! :)

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    1. I was surprised those pics turned out at all, what would we do without tripods. My teddy bear "cousin" is the cutest. Don't tell his "brother" I told you that.

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  3. Such pretty Christmas lights

    Mollyxxx

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  4. They often have something interesting over there, Molly.

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  5. Love your capture below the water with the pier! Also love decorated house below that one, with all the lights - so peaceful!

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    1. It's funny how photos are turning out well with that creative auto setting in that spot. Endres does a nice job, it reminded me of a fairy tale gingerbread house. It was peaceful despite being just off the road. I think it was the snowfall.

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  6. so lovely to see your mother. Not often we see elderly people these days :)

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    1. Oliver loves his visits and she loves to see him.

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  7. Sweet photos of your mother and the dog! Have a great week and stay safe and warm!

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    1. Both of them are hunkered down for the storm right now with plans to stay in and stay warm.

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  8. I've always had a hard time understanding that a dog can become the master! Enjoy the Christmas season and stay warm.

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    1. He thinks he's calling the shots sometimes, Tom. I hope you enjoy the season as well. I think the staying warm thing will be a challenge if I go back outside which I guess we all eventually have to.

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  9. Thatlittle doglooks like he is a real character and certainly knows he is the boss. Your Mum I think would spoil him. I am off to Malawi tomorrow but will be scheduling posts in but unfortunately wil not be able to comment when I am away but hope you will still pop in when you have time.

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    1. He's kind of a passive aggressive boss, Margaret and yes, she does spoil him. I thought Malawi was in Hawaii until I saw it was SE Africa. You'll be warm for sure, but stay safe and enjoy your travels. Looking forward to lot of photos.

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    1. Thanks Robert, I hope I didn't bend the b&w rules (too much).

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  11. Lovely post, and I like your black and white photo at the beginning - crisp and nicely balanced.

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    1. Thanks, Dragonstar, I'm seeing that shore line in b&w these days. Too tricky to get down there this weekend but going out to brave the weather in a bit to see what I can find.

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  12. What beautiful photography and lovely post ~ but the 'doggie steals the show' ~ so adorable and sweet ~ xxx


    Wishing you peace in your days ~ ^_^

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  13. That's what he does best, Carol.

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  14. Lucky mom, lucky Oliver (I'm sure they were both grateful to you for carrying him up the Stairs). That was so interesting how you found out the history of that pilot...what an interesting world we live in!

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  15. What beautiful images! Love the festive lights and the snow falling. Your puppy is adorable. Thanks so much for joining in. Hope you have a great week!

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  16. Enjoyed reading your post, and love your sense of humor. The cold would keep me in the house and frostbite free! Brave you venturing out with your new tripod--and rolling down your window. ;) Dogs can be so funny when they have their minds made up.

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