Waiting for Warm-up

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When you choose to not drive…

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and leave your car at the side of the road,

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the snowplow will eventually come by…

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to ensure that you go nowhere.

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Joining in with Carmi for this week’s Thematic Photographic: messy.
The driving around here is particularly messy now that we’ve started to thaw during the day and ice back up at night.

Manual Labor

At 10:20 pm last night, this creature came through the front door:

After working all day removing burnt fencing in Fruitdale

This is what manual labor looks like after working all day to remove burnt fencing (charred in last year’s fires).

I told EB that he looked like a miner and sent him to wash in the laundry room utility sink.(I’m not mean — I also filled a dinner plate with meat & veggies and poured him a glass of milk and a glass of water.)

He drove 90 minutes home looking like that and he plans to return on Thursday to finish the job. Tonight he hits the shower before he hits the sack; tomorrow he drives an hour in a different direction to chop and split firewood.  All this for $10-15 an hour.  Sometimes I wonder if he regrets dropping out of college.

Vapor Trails

DSCN9444 cropped for What is it Wednesday Last week, I shared this tiny clipping of a picture, which Hilary guessed correctly in one of her 3 choices.

The full picture is below.

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Vapor trails can be more than just a Rush album.
And oh! that blue, blue summer sky…

I’ve got a busy week or so ahead of me, so I’m refraining from adding a new What is it? Wednesday picture for now.

 

Bark at the Moon (Wii?W)

Here is the picture I shared last week.

Confession: I was hoping someone would guess caramel-marbled brownies!

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Janet  (from whose now-comatose blog I stole the “What is it? Wednesday” meme) guessed it was toast, and Carolyn guessed it was a “cross-section of a malted milk ball.”

Unfortunately for all of us, this isn’t food unless we are termites.

Melissa made three guesses in a single comment:

Rye bread!
Tree bark?
Snake skin!

As you can see here, it’s a small cross-section of bark from a felled tree.

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Now if I can just get that old Ozzy Osbourne song out of my head!

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DSCN9444 cropped for What is it WednesdayNow here is this week’s picture for your guessing pleasure. Please be very specific in your guesses! As always, bonus points are given for creativity.

 

 

 

from dragonfly to ??

I obviously made last week’s “What is it? Wednesday” picture too easy.  Here is the full picture of the dragonfly:

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This week I’ll try to challenge you a bit (or perhaps not) with this picture:

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What is it? 

Please leave your best guess in the comments below. Bonus points for wild and crazy details!