Saturday, December 31, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Morning woodland

Morning woodland

Morning woodland,
Autumn light.
Silent mien.

Legacy Park: Decatur, Georgia, USA. 29 November 2022.


Saturday, December 24, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Cold Moon rises

Super Cold Moon rises (03)

The Full Cold Moon —or the Full Long Nights Moon— is so named because, during December, the winter cold fastens its grip and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule.
Farmer's Almanac.

That's an image of the 'Super' Full Cold Moon * in early December 2017. I'm posting it today —five years later, on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2022— because it's cold!

Even Atlanta, Georgia —deep in the American South— is not immune to the effects of the winter storm gripping much of the United States. The temperature this morning was (a 'balmy') -13 °C or, with the wind chill figured in, -22 °C. That's 8 °F and minus 8 °F, respectively, in degrees Fahrenheit. No blizzard, though, unlike other areas.

Be that as it may, here's a greeting of the season in the Lithuanian language of my forebears:
Linksmų Kalėdų!


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Mallard whirlpool

Mallard whirlpool

An autumn breeding pair of mallards dabbling in a wetland pond.

South Peachtree Trail: DeKalb County, Georgia, USA. 6 December 2022.


Saturday, December 10, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Red no. 2 & yellow no. 5

Red no. 2 & yellow no. 5

Rain on pavement.
Red no. 2 and yellow no. 5. *
Look down!
Poor thing almost made it.

Colors of autumn on the East Decatur Greenway: DeKalb County, Georgia, USA. 11 September 2022.


Saturday, December 03, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Train approaches bridge

Train approaches bridge (02)

Ripped from the headlines: a CSX freight train, carrying coal.

Photo taken from an overpass on the pedestrian South Peachtree Creek Trail, in Mason Mill Park, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA.