the requisite snowy rooves post*

Well, winter’s here. No lingering doubt about it, anymore. Two days before yesterday, and people were still walking around outside without jackets (OK, those were the drunk kids coming out of the bar on our street, but still — even they are weather wussies, usually). The day before yesterday it got noticeably colder, and yesterday was downright bone-chilling. High temps well below freezing always do that, though — nothing new (for Sarah and me). I feel kinda sorry for all the grass that was still bright green yesterday afternoon.

Check out these two pictures I snapped this morning from our loft within one minute of each other (click ’em). The left one was with the “night scene” program set on the camera. It had an exposure time of 7 seconds (thank you, tripod!). The right one, I took with the “auto” program set, where the flash is used to try to provide enough light. Obviously, it didn’t work. But you can get an idea of how dark it *really* was when I snapped these two shots.

*This one’s for you, Susie.

4 thoughts on “the requisite snowy rooves post*”

  1. Mom

    Well, darn it, the plural of roof is roofs! Stop doing that!
    The night setting picture is beautiful in a pastel, watercolor kind of way.

  2. Cliff

    Hi Mom,

    I know. It was mostly a joke for Susie, left over from last year, when she complained about my spelling of “rooves” and “duesy” in the span of a few posts. Merriam-Webster says you can pronounce the plural form of “roof” as “ruvz,” so I’m going to keep saying it that way. And spelling it that way just to tease our moms.

  3. Malge

    that shot is stunning :-)

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