Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter Hangs On/Cold Night Photography


The only good things about the current cold snap in Ohio and the Midwest are....it continues to make Al Gore and his soul mates like Barry Barack Obummer, look like fools as they continue to pimp for the failed lie called 'man made global warming'...Global Warming my ass, I say...

This week continues to be busy....especially for this semi-retired type right winger...between trips to Columbus(another one in about 3 hours} to get Sam settled in and pick up his replacement vehicle in Dayton, and counting double headers, I have 8 Basketball games scheduled for this week. Last night I drove a slippery 55 miles north to Antwerp to officiate a boys Junior High double dip....and a Overtime contest in the 8th grade game pushed me home about 9pm...just in time to catch the Iowa victory over Georgia Tech in the frigid Orange Bowl(about 45 degrees by game's end, more proof of Global Warming no doubt?}...Iowa's victory pushes me up to 98th place in the ESPN.Com Bowl Mania contest...out of some 273,000 entries....wins by Central Michigan and a Texas upset of Alabama should put me in the top 20 or better....even it Texas would lose I would place in the to 1/2 of 1%....


Picking the upsets has worked out for me this year....


Winter Night Photography___


When I slid back into Celina last night after the games....I stopped along Main Street and snapped a few photos around the Mercer County Courthouse...just to see how the Fuji would work with still night photography...the results are on today's blog.

Back to Columbus____

The roads were pretty awful heading down to Columbus on Monday, to Lima Monday Night, and Antwerp last evening...today a bit of snow on top of frozen roads won't help...and tomorrow we are expecting another round of snow moving in from the west....not sure how much, but they are calling for somewhere between 2 and 6 inches, depending on where the front moves through. Not that much by any means, but for some reason, the State and Local Road crews cannot keep the highways and back roads clear...$$$ or lack of it? Either way, the plows aren't getting it done. None the less, I will take the Intrepid, rather than the Jeep...which just doesn't warm up like I would like...I rather drive in comfort, and take my chances...might be time to consider selling the Jeep, the only time it seems enjoyable to drive is in the Summer, with the top off.

I will pick up Sam at 2:30, we will head west to the Dayton area, and pay off the lady for the Toyota, and hopefully get the license, etc, for it, so he can head back to Columbus...before the Snow sets in tomorrow...otherwise he will drive it home, get the license and insurance taken care of in Celina, and race the snow back to Columbus tomorrow.....

Rest of the Week_____

Tonight is the last non-basketball day until Sunday....Tomorrow a Girls JV/League game at St. Marys, followed by a boys JV contest at Lima Central Catholic on Friday evening. Then on Saturday I head north for a Freshman/JV Boys double header between Ottawa-Glandorf and visiting Bowling Green. Nick is going to drag along with me, we will hook up with Tom the Horseman at Deshler, and down a few beers...staying there overnight, before heading back on Sunday morning. Tom gets out of this icebox next week, as he heads to Florida{maybe it will have warmed up by then} to train the trotters and pacers down there until returning in early May.

That's about all the excitement for today....back with more later.
Photo-A couple of night shots of the Mercer C0unty Courthouse that I took last night/first is a north view of the front of the historic building along Main Street, followed by a view of the west(or back) side....and my Jeep sits in the drive...it goes great in snow, but not real comfortable on long, cold drives, I'll opt for the Intrepid for the Celina to Columbus, to Dayton and back trip today.








2 comments:

The Hermit said...

Pat, I really like your photography. It looks as cold there as it feels here. We are expecting three days of snow, starting tomorrow night, and single digit temperatures. Since few people here in the Smokeys are set up for that kind of weather, I anticipate some interesting moments. If our county power grid survives it will be a miracle. The last time we had weather like this, you could hear the transformers exploding on the poles.

PRH....... said...

Hermit...Saw it was 19 in Atlanta this morning...and the folks were bundled up in South Florida for the Orange Bowl...43 at game end.

So much for Global Warming...Thanks Al(Gore) and Barry(Soetoro Obama)...

The new camera takes good outdoor shots, especially the wide view....Never left the car, and still got some good stuff out of the rolled down windows...