Friday, March 20, 2015

Goodbye, Winter

winter sky, oak tree

On this first day of spring, I thought I would bid winter farewell with a photo review.

It's been a cold and wet winter with more than average snow, which in North Georgia means we actually had snow. Several times, in fact, with it actually sticking where I live a couple of times. The dustings weren't all they were predicted to be, and they certainly weren't the snow events we had in 2014, but they still provided a little novelty and a few photos.

snow, Old Roads Once Traveled, The Guiness Blog
snow, Old Roads Once Traveled, The Guiness Blog

snow, Old Roads Once Traveled, The Guiness Blog

blooms in snow, Old Roads Once Traveled
My neighbor's bush was blooming during this February snow.
snow on pine tree

crocus in snow and ice

My poor crocuses froze during the sleet and freezing rain, thawed, then froze again. I thought for sure they were killed, but I hadn't counted on how hardy the tiny little flowers are. Check out their amazing recovery in You Can't Keep a Good Crocus Down.

crocus in snow

crocus in snow

The last snow storm went from boom to bust in an afternoon. But before it turned into freezing rain, it was a glorious site to watch. The part about big flakes was about all the forecasters managed to get right about this storm.

Goodbye, winter. You weren't everything I had hoped for, but you did offer a Southern girl a little excitement.

Guiness the Cat snowed on

Friday, January 30, 2015

Old Roads Once Traveled is Now on YouTube

Canon EOS Rebel T5

I now have two YouTube channels that I am in the process of adding content to.

One, under the name Debbi Craton, will probably mostly be music videos now that I have a camera capable of recording concert-quality video.

Here's an introduction to one of the videos I shot last month on my Canon EOS Rebel T5 -- the Booth Brothers singing "At the Right Time".

The Old Roads Once Traveled channel will mostly host Guiness the Cat's videos, videos I'm writing about, and pretty much everything else. Turkeys are frequently visitors to my house, and they are sometimes fun to video. Here's one turkey that was much more fun to watch the video afterwards than it was while I he was holding me hostage in the car in the middle of my driveway!

By the way, Bubblews is not doing well at the moment. After a number of serious issues, I have removed most of my content there. Much of it will be placed somewhere suitable, including on Persona Paper, The Guiness Blog, and on this blog. In the meantime, since I doubt I'll see any more money from Bubblews, I am only occasionally posting things there as a way to promote my other sites, in particular my YouTube Channels.


Photos and content (c) 2015 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.