Sunday, January 4, 2009

Odd Shots in the snow

Odd Shots on Monday will be one year old next month. It has been fun selecting something odd from the week before, or from our files when nothing odd arises during the week. And how often does that happen? It would be an odd week indeed when nothing odd shows up, even though we can'talways get a shot of it.
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Remember to leave a comment here so we can find your odd shot, and as always, the details are linked at the Odd Shot camera in the sidebar with a blogroll of those who regularly participate.
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As shown the other day, we met quite a bit of snow when we visited our kids in Spokane over New Year's. Their house is on an outcropping that is quite a bit above the street, so some of what looks like a wall of snow in the shoveling pictures the other day is snow on top of the huge rock bluff. It was still a lot of snow.
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I have posted shots looking down on the street from their window before. It is the window where my grandson observes and reports on buses, fire trucks, and at this time of year, especially the snow plows. Since they have already received a season's worth of snow in the last three weeks, those plows are awfully busy, and what they throw up to the side piles up.
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So it seems odd from this vantage point to see this sign, as the snow in that special lane has to be at least three feet deep.
Brrr! What a ride that would be!
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Here is my suggestion for a replacement sign.
Oh, I just noticed that, despite being shot in color, the only color in this whole post is the carrot in my snowman's nose. I think that qualifies this as a Monochrome--check out other Monochromes at Monochrome Mania. Thanks Aileni for reintroducing us to the B&W and sepia tradition.

24 comments:

diXymiss said...

Brrr is eXactly right! What a fun odd shot. Love your proposed snowman sign. Can you believe it's snowing here AGAIN? Nearly 4" have fallen this evening, but it's not supposed to stick around as long this time. We'll see...

Congrats on the one-year bloggiversary of Odd Shots. I joined in shortly after you started and have thoroughly enjoyed playing along. ThanX for hosting!

RuneE said...

I liked that one - maybe one should sometimes use seasonal signs?

Poopsie Blue said...

First, Happy New Year Katney!

Secondly, I have been playing along with & enjoying Odd Shots these past few months, but not commenting, as been keeping a low profile after removing my blog 'Behind Kyanites Door' & starting a new.
However, please count me in again for 2009.

Best Wishes
Blue

Poopsie Blue said...

PS
Sorry - Forgot to say, your sign did make me smile.
We're having our first few flakes of snow here this Winter as I type!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love your signs! The bike one certainly seems very ironic and out of place in the winter! If only signs could adjust appropriately to the weather/seasons!

Here is my Odd Shot:
Recycling with a Twist

babooshka said...

It is right that from a diffferent angle a normal image can look so odd and mean something totlayy different. It looks so cold.

Lily Hydrangea said...

love your sign Katney. & wow! that is a lot of snow! Thanks for hosting odd shots. I don't always seem to find one every week, but I think I just need to work on my imagination because I really enjoy participating. Thanks again.

Hilda said...

Oh goodness! Think anyone's crazy enough to bike in that snow? :D

My odd shot is at They deliver.

JC said...

Odd looking, indeed, nice catch! One year... time flies... it's been a lot of fun!

splummer said...

Hi Katney,
Very odd shot! I think I would pass riding a bike in that lane. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Snapper said...

Nice oddshot today Katney. Mine just went up at GDP. Cheers!

Gattina said...

With the snow we have just outside now it's brr, really !
It's already one year odd shot ? I came here already at 9 am but nothing was up yet of course you are at least 6 h behind us and still sleeping. Afterwards I forgot !

PS Why don't you put a Mr. Linky on your Odd Post shot, it would be much easier to visit the others. It's free.

Mamapippa said...

The snow is falling, also in Belgium ... Brrr, freezing cold ...

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Hehehe... your NEW sign seems much more appropriate!! Luv it!!

Sandi McBride said...

I love it! We don't get enough snow to need that sign, not yet anyway! Loved the post...
Sandi

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I love that perspective on that shot!

becky voyles said...

I like your sign better. What a great way to start off the New Year. Many blessings to you & all your visitors. I have mine up now. Sorry, but I have been away for the holidays as well as away from my blog.

Lynn said...

That's a lot of snow. Great photo. Hard to believe Odd Shots has already been around a year. Mondays lately have been a blur so I forget to play along but always enjoy it when I do.

raf said...

Love this one, Katney! Great choice for this winter.
Congrats indeed on your first anni! Hope our new year is the best of all for you and yours!

Dragonstar said...

That's a great find! I love signs that look out of place. I didn't get a chance to visit yesterday, but I'm catching up now - at least, I hope so!
I can't believe it's almost a year of Odd Shots already - how time flies.

Aileni said...

Thanks for the cross-link, Katney. The top shot comes over as mono also.
Everyone seems snowed in so I count us lucky, it might be cold but it has been dry since 18th.Dec.

Daryl said...

These are both great ..

Lew said...

Great odd shot! When I was in graduate school, I rode my bike the couple of miles to class and work, so my wife could have the car. Tried it one day with about 6 inches of snow. Going straight was okay, but at the first turn the bike went straight. So I put it back on the porch and walked. Thanks for reminding me about Balderdash. We have played it somewhere, probably with Marianne's sisters and nieces. Word games, card games or trivial pursuit are usually part of any family get together.

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