March 2019 – Longer Days

The change in the angle of the rising sun is much more obvious to me in our new home as the window in my new creative space faces east. Earlier and earlier the sun (when not hidden by cloud) breaks through the backyard trees and directly into my eyeballs as I sit at my desk. Having just moved, renovations are still under way and the window covering for my workspace is not yet in place. The movement of the sun peeking in over my computer chases me into posture changes as I type. I don’t mean this as a complaint; I welcome the warmth and promise of summer.

The snow won’t be gone by the time I post next month’s calendar but I promise I will capture something without snow in it.

Alternate screen resolutions can be found at the Free Calendar drop down menu. Here’s the grab for your phone screen:

I {heart} hearts

branches covered in frozen bubbles shaped in a heart

This fall just as the lake was beginning to freeze over, a couple of branches collected frozen bubbles and formed a heart!

Last spring, I almost stepped on to this frosty heart just outside the door to our garage.

heart of frost

And I noticed this heart in a birch tree late last summer.

heart in a birch tree

To me these are little messages of love from my Heavenly Father.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

the popular vote

Wasn’t the  John Scott/NHL All Star story inspiring and entertaining?

That emotionally satisfying event combined with the heartfelt comments from so many of you regarding the absence of desktop calendars (and the need to have something on my own desktop), motivated me to whip up a desktop calendar for February.

For simplicity sake this is an image I have used before and I did not set a specific screen resolutions. If you find the size doesn’t work well for you, please let me know. I will gladly make adjustments if they are requested.

Your input is important and very much appreciated.

Feb 2014

I can hardly wait to turn the page on the calendar hoping the conditions in my environment ease up. I can hardly remember a colder, windier winter. Am I getting soft in ‘my old age’? Whatever. It’s been COLD!

I’ve mentioned before how wind is not my camera’s friend. It’s challenging enough to get still subjects in crisp focus! I realize there is potential for artistic shots with movement and all but sub-zero wind chill is not anything I wish to endure for that opportunity. So, having not been out with my camera all but one day this past month (see previous post), I looked back into my digital library for an image to serve as backdrop for this month’s calendar. Happy February. ❤

free desktop calendar February 2014_1440x900For specific screen resolutions, you can select February 2014 from the Free Calendar drop down list on the menu bar above.

 

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This bracket fungus was just too interesting not to capture!

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November 2013 desktop

Sigh. The last few months of my digital life journey have been full of speed bumps and detours. Equipment failure and replacement has had me scrambling to maintain a grasp of where all the bits and bytes of my digital data exist while hard drives and backups seem to play a cruel shell game. Meanwhile, from every side, messages about having a gratitude attitude bombard me. Reminders have been popping up from some unlikely sources and have helped me gain perspective. Of course, my digital stuff is just that – stuff.  Life and love, family and friends are all far more important. And I am truly blessed!

So, while my digital files play hide and seek on the assortment of drives in my possession, I offer a desktop image from the past. I think it’s one worth repeating. Thanks for understanding.

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We have experienced relatively light snowfall amounts over the past few winters. This year snows came abundantly and often. It has been a while since we had such accumulation. This seems to make winter last longer. So although the calendar tells us it is spring, our environment is still buried in the white stuff.  This makes ‘off trail’ snowshoeing a challenge. When I spotted a scene I wanted to capture with my big camera, I had to track through almost knee deep snow to get there.

snowshoe trailWhat had caught my eye in this mature spruce forest of stark vertical lines was a single birch with branches accentuated by fresh snow. Do you see it peeking out in the photo above?

accented horizontal linesThe next time I was out that way (a few days later) the snow had fallen off. Except for the deep path, I would not have been able to find that lonely birch!