outdoors

Covered vs cute

Oregano snow

This morning the oregano was partly covered by the S, but this afternoon, not so much. Temps are up(ish) now, but will be dropping a bit again later in the week.

Coffeepot birdhouse

I spotted this and thought it was an artsy coffeepot birdhouse. But I’m human. A bird might think this is an architectural abomination, and flit on to another location for nesting.

Anniversary Boxing Day

Prosecco pair flutes

In the shadow of yesterday’s celebration…

Lion king snowdude

…we returned to routine. Repeating our route, we found a carrot-nosed snow-dude (created after yesterday’s walk) surviving Mr Sun’s best efforts. Wearing a lion-hat…?

Snow day

Drone pilot

Snow continued off and on since before dark yesterday, and that is mighty unusual in these parts. We got moving earlier than most people, with the full light, but in the still-quiet while most people, I imagine, were still enjoying their morning hot-drinks.

Drone snow view

The pilot took Droney up after the snow stopped about 10am and began to melt, and this is the neighborhood.

Fireplug house steps

And this is a neighbor-house, with snow-etched steps and a wreath on a red window-door. Couldn’t pass up a picture.

Twenty-eight years ago it snowed, too, but not this much. I know that because today is the Guru’s and my anniv.🥂🤩🏺🍓

Victory Victoria

Coneflower maybe

We’re enmeshed in semi-binge-watching two very different Westerns—Longmire (set in the present), and Godless (set in 1884?—1880s, anyway). Neither have anything much to do with flowers.

I’m posting a flower picture, however, since I went on a walk today and momentarily stopped to photo it…and there were so many months when I had no walks and no walk-photos.

The flower picture is just my little victory. 😎 Plus, I like the rosemary in the background.

Sunny outing

Offroad path

We took advantage of the fine day, and went to a park where I went “off road” for the first time since, well, you know. I took it slowly and safely, carefully watching for gravel and gum balls that might tip my foot in a painful way.

Bark occupiers

I spotted these denizens of this tree-bark…and it’s not a very old tree. Fast growing moss and lichens!

GA dome remnants

Homebound, we passed by the surviving snaggletooth of the Georgia Dome, blown up a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure if this is the spot where the Weather Channel camera was when the MARTA bus photobombed it. But maybe!

Fog-tree-light-hawk

Fog above

Foggy this morning, but, looking up, it appears somewhat attenuated by camera. Late in the afternoon, we saw a Broad-winged Hawk, I think in one of these trees (different angle makes it tricky to be sure…). We didn’t know which raptor it was, but neighbor F sure did! He identified it, then went in for his binoculars, and of course, in his short absence, the hawk soared away.

Venetian shadows

Afternoon light, close up. But not macro.

Of pink and drab

Late azalea bloom

Would you call this a bi-color azalea bloom? Big one, too….

Flamingo crowd

This flock (aka flamboyance or pat or…your term here) of flamingos are to mark the houses on the tour. Or this collection/bunch marks a super-house?

Crepe myrtle bark

Too much pink? This is crepe myrtle bark, with wrinkles and marks rather like a desert graben.

Sunny and outdoors

Walking sticks

Feeling rather recovered in the foot and knee departments, and loving the sunshine (out the window except when I took trash and recycling deposits out), we drove over to PiedPk to give my walking sticks an airing. Us, too, of course.

Lk ClaraMeer reflections

We found stunning reflections in the lake, some muscovites, and even the hunting heron. The Guru got a shot, but I was concentrating on forward motion and didn’t stop to document her/his elegant pose.

PiedPk rental bikes

I looked at these babies, and thought, boy, maybe sometime this winter my foot will be ready to ride a bike!

No longer fully green

Oak leaf dotted

Here’s a variant of how leaves change from summer green to autumn…whatever. Polka dots!

Feeling better

That mountain view

My strange knee pain that seemed to arise about when I began to use Steed flared overnight/this morning…found out it’s the genicular nerve, probably overstimulated. When you are houseguests of an MD, a diagnosis and prescription are relatively easy to obtain…. I am now sporting lidocaine patches on my “hot spots.” The game plan is to get the nerve to calm down, then proceed.

I did get a short walk in before the sun came out. Love this view of the sound and the Olympics.