Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cabin Fever - Snow - Fewer Posts to Share

Compared to summer and fall, we have so little to post about this winter. We have been indoors far too often and cabin fever is beginning to surface. We are all feeling a bit trapped.

We try to chronicle our lives on this blog, yet with so little going on, we fall short of our plan. We read, we work, play on computers, follow political debates, bake, cook, play music...still, there are a few things we have gotten to do...

Bill and Christopher attended a Grilling 101 class at the Weber Grill Restaurant in Schaumburg. This was our birthday gift to Bill this past December. They learned a good deal about grilling, and said that the food and drink were superb.
Bill at Weber

Both Tess and I are working on discovering elements about our newest cameras. My camera...formerly Tess' camera...comes with an expert instructor to teach me the ins and outs of this wonderful gift to me. Thank you again Tess! Here are just two of the photos I experimented with. The camera has quite a few more setting than my old one, so this is definitely a learning experience for me.

Lovely Tess
Mollie at Rest

Tess and I also ran outside, sans coats or shoes, when the HUGE snowflakes began to fall on Monday. The snowflakes were large and fluffy, much like cottonballs....
Tess in Snow
Snow on Deck
More Snow on Deck
Snow Near GreenhouseNew Photos 069

....and out again late Monday to capture to snowfall at night. There were no cars on the road and the quiet was absolutely wonderful and incredibly peaceful....
Snowy Lamp Post
Late Night Snow

In the end, thought we tire of the great amounts of snow we are experiencing this winter, being able to pause and photograph the snow as it happens, helps to remind us of its great beauty.