Monday, February 23, 2009

Today's Sunset Over Big Bear Lake

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Walkin' Down The Road...

Big Bear Boulevard. 7:30 A.M.
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The snow is a bit deep & slushy on the footbridges and down by the lake so we walked along the boulevard this morning, which is OK when there's no traffic, but that's rarely the case anymore. There was plenty of stinky noisy traffic today but I managed to sneak in a peaceful looking photo between groups of the speeding junk-heaps.

We were heading west here under a sky mostly open and blue, but we knew rain was on the way. A half hour later, eastbound, on the return trip, the sky had turned a dark gray and it started raining just about here. We made it home without getting too wet, as we only live about 3/4 of a mile east of this spot.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday Afternoon...

Sandalwood Drive, 2:20 P.M.
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This was the view this afternoon looking north, on Sandalwood Drive, toward Big Bear Lake.
There are large tracts of undeveloped commercial property on both sides of the road here and I dread the day they are developed.
I thought I'd post this picture for posterity, so future generations can look back and assess the results of what we call progress.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Icy Dawn ~ February 15th 6:22 A.M.
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A chilly morning walk found us at the east end of the Stanfield Marsh as dawn broke this morning. It was 6° F when we left the house. We were all bundled up and Peg had a scarf wrapped around her face, but we still got pretty cold out by the ice, waiting for the sun, even Dallas was glad to get home to the warm fire.
An exhilarating and beautiful walk though, even if we didn't go as far as usual.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

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There may be some disagreement over which natural wonders qualify as the Seven Natural Wonders Of The World.
In my personal life, however, there is no question.
The Wonder Of My World
Thank you for these 30 years you have given me.
I Love You!
The picture was taken in a near empty Yosemite Valley on our way home from the Strawberry Music Festival in September of 2003.

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Snow Dog...

...In His Element
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We received over a foot of much-needed new snow today and Dallas couldn't be more content.

He really loves the snow, rooting around and frolicking in it like a kid. Then he'll pick a spot he likes and go 'round & 'round in circles, until he has the snow all packed down, before plopping himself down in his comfy new den.

He sat here like this today for well over an hour, under a steady snowfall, refusing to come in the house and leave all this fun white stuff behind. At one point I could hardly see him because he was so covered with snow.

~A Wider View Of The Dallas Den~Click on photo to enlarge - © 2009 jim otterstrom

The View From Our Porch At Noon TodayClick on photo to enlarge - © 2009 jim otterstrom

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