Blog

Favorite photos of 2022

Inspired by the latest episode of Hemispheric Views, I decided to choose some of my favorite photos of the year. It is really hard.

From our hike in the Zion Narrows

IMG 3655

From Antelope Canyon, I chose this because it was cool, and because our guide taught me some new tricks of iPhone photography! Do you see the Bison?

IMG 5872

From our early morning start in Grand Teton National Park. I love the light in this one.

IMG 6090

From our fall trip to the North shore. I just like the color of the moss looking out over Lake Superior.

IMG 6372

From our driving trip going back to California at Cedar Breaks National Monument. An early snow against the red rocks was really cool.

IMG 6586

And finally one of the many winter wonderland pictures I took after the great snowfall we had a couple weeks ago. I would not want to be standing on this spot when the wind gusts and blows all that snow down!

IMG 6738

Shoutout to @canion, @burk, and @martinfeld, for a great podcast.

I watched Spirited and Elf in a 24 hour period. I loved them both. I only know Ryan Reynolds from Wrexham and I’ve never been a Ferrell fan. Now I’m wondering why. πŸŽ₯

A regular heat wave, with a high of 3 degrees today. It will soon be time to get to work on the Christmas Eve “meat fest”. Sausage, meatballs, and ribs!

The kids all got on the road early this morning to beat the winds – One set just arrived and the other still on the way. Its crazy to watch the snow cascading in large chunks from the treetops. I will breath a sigh of relief when we are all here together. πŸŽ„

I’m ready to declare the winner of the snowman building contest! β˜ƒοΈ

IMG 6748

Post World Cup Walk. I don’t know when the wind is going to come up and destroy all of this beauty. but I’m going to enjoy it while I can.

IMG 6744

Who else is thrilled that we get 30 more minutes of ⚽️? Lets go πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·

A Snowy Morning Walk

We arrived at our own private winter wonderland about 5:00 last night. The lane to our cabin greeted us with a wonderful site.

IMG 6687

The driveway, on the other hand, was not beautiful but a job waiting to be done. I knew it was going to be bad because I had called to get the septic holding tank pumped out, and the driver called me back and asked when we were going to have the driveway plowed so he could get in.

We got the snowblower going and cleared the drive only to get another four inches of snow overnight. It is truly beautiful around here and I was very thankful that the wind did not come up overnight and blow all the snow off the pine branches.

So, this morning after doing my PT exercises for my knee, I put on my boots and headed out the door with my phone to capture some of this.

Here are some of my favorites. I like this one for the bends in the trees. The snow is sure adding a lot of weight, but luckily I have not noticed any broken branches.

IMG 6700

I always like to play with the macro feature of the iPhone. This one really captured the crystals of the snow.

IMG 6696

And finally one of our favorite places to hang out with the kids when there are with us. The fire pit! I would love to have a fire going in there right now if only to add a spash of color.

IMG 6709

And finally here is one of the heavily laden pins on the lake side of the house. I love that tree on the left. the landscaper wanted to pull it out 22 years ago, but I said no. Lets let it grow.

IMG 6716

After my walk we did another round of shoveling and snow blowing. It looks like a guaranteed white Christmas this year, and I’m looking forward to Kaia, Tanner, Josh, Rachel, Johannes and Maren joining us soon for Christmas.

I love the change of seasons! I took this last fall when the light was beautiful.

IMG 6493

I took this an hour ago. Fresh snow, still coming down.

IMG 6703

Arriving at the cabin for Christmas is like pulling into a winter wonderland !

After three days of snow it was great to see the sun for a few minutes! Everything looks so clean and white.

Trying out the Warp terminal app today. I love it so far. I’m starting to think there is something to all of these amazing Rust apps.

A snowy december night in Minneapolis. Dinner at home then a two block walk to the Guthrie Theater to see a Christmas Carol. What could be better for getting into the holiday spirit?

OK, I’m officially on break until the end of the France Morocco match. βš½οΈπŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

Just let me talk to a human!

I have a simple question - can I go to an apple store and get a battery replaced in my wife’s 2017 macbook pro while I wait?

Apple Chat:What OS are you running? Here are some links. Phone my local apple store: Let me connect you to apple support…

Nothing but zoom all day today! Thankfully I could still stream βš½οΈβš½οΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡·on my iPad.

I love having a grandson that is just old enough to play hot wheels. Bought this giant pile of track used online. I thought I should do some QA before he arrives! πŸ˜„πŸπŸŽοΈ

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…

IMG 6675

And leaning against the chimney is the Ho-Ho-Hoe, every home should have one. Time to get a fire started.

Really looking forward to today’s ⚽️ matches! Hoping for Morocco and England to advance!!

Beautiful sunny winter day in Minneapolis, time to head out and see what the PT has to say about my knee.

I guess my Feb 2009 purchase of Mars Edit 2.0 does not qualify for an upgrade to 5.0 πŸ€ͺ But happy to support your work @danielpunkass ! My first Micro Post using the global shortcut.