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Weekly Winners (Feb. 21 – 27)

February 27th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hey, guess what! MORE SNOW! Only this time in Central Texas, where its not snowed this much since 1982. To top it off, on each end of this week featured days with highs in the upper-60s/lower-70s. CRAZY!!!

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This tree grows across the street from my parents house. On Sunday, its large branches against the beautiful sunset struck me as something I had to document.

This tree grows across the street from my parent's house. On Sunday, its large branches against the beautiful sunset struck me as something I had to document.

Cold and hungry.

Cold and hungry.

Will you swing with me?

Will you swing with me?

Even though it snowed all day long, it stayed just above freezing for most of the day. Snow collected on the rooftops, even as it dripped down the edges like rain.

Even though it snowed all day long, it stayed just above freezing for most of the day. Snow collected on the rooftops, even as it dripped down the edges like rain.

My parents dog stared out at the snow much of the day in an almost state of confusion. What is this stuff coming from the sky? And why?

My parents dog stared out at the snow much of the day in an almost state of confusion. What is this stuff coming from the sky? And why?

Let them eat cake! The snow outside compelled me to make a cake. So I baked this chocolate cake, and served it up with powdered sugar, whipped cream and sprinkles. Why do it half-way?? Go all out!

Let them eat cake! The snow outside compelled me to make a cake. So I baked this chocolate cake, and served it up with powdered sugar, whipped cream and sprinkles. Why do it half-way?? Go all out!

Reaching 50 degrees the next day, the snow quickly melted in the sunshine.

Reaching 50 degrees the next day, the snow quickly melted in the sunshine.

I was driving late at night from a friends house when I saw this huge Texas flag being whipped in the wind. I HAD to pull over to get a photo.

I was driving late at night from a friend's house when I saw this huge Texas flag being whipped in the wind. I HAD to pull over to get a photo.

I began with a sunset; I end with a sunset. Upper 60s and sunshine. The sunset was stunning, and it seemed the perfect ending for the week.

I began with a sunset; I end with a sunset. Upper 60s and sunshine for Saturday. The sunset was stunning, and it seemed the perfect ending for the week.

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  1. February 28th, 2010 at 01:25 | #1

    I like ice, it’s always so nice to photograph – as long as you’re all bundled up and warm. Am purposely not looking at the cake, I want chocolate cake so badly, but my daughter has coeliacs, so I no longer have a 5 minute chocolate cake recipe. I should probably work on that.

    • March 1st, 2010 at 01:08 | #2

      Thank you!!! And yes! There are some great 5 minute recipes online. Good luck!!

  2. February 28th, 2010 at 05:00 | #3

    I love the first photo! It’s beautiful and stunning. I’m so tired of snow and rain and clouds. Glad the sun is shining somewhere….

    • March 1st, 2010 at 01:08 | #4

      Thank you! Yes, the sunshine has been a nice change. It only stays around maybe two days at a time before it gets all grey again. But I’ll take what I can get!

  3. February 28th, 2010 at 05:42 | #5

    That first sunset is amazing. The subtle colors and the silhouette are beautiful.

  4. February 28th, 2010 at 06:42 | #7

    The sunrise and sunset photos are gorgeous! It’s so nice to see some sun :)

  5. February 28th, 2010 at 06:48 | #9

    I love that first sunset. The silhouette of the tree and colors are awesome.

  6. February 28th, 2010 at 07:34 | #11

    Beautiful sunsets and I love the snow on the birdfeeder

  7. February 28th, 2010 at 08:11 | #13

    These are terrific. My favorite is the tree by your mom and dad’s house, but each shot is a winner. Boy, the animals must really be thrown for a loop when this happens. Here’s hoping everyone recovers well :)

    • March 1st, 2010 at 01:11 | #14

      They were definitely confused! Heck, I was confused! I grew up here and I had never seen it like that before. It was amazing.

      Thanks so much!!

  8. February 28th, 2010 at 08:13 | #15

    Nice series! I love the flag shot – that is really really great.

  9. February 28th, 2010 at 08:41 | #17

    I love the silhouette of the branches against the sky in the first shot.

    And cake. Nom nom nom.

    • March 1st, 2010 at 01:12 | #18

      VERY nom nom nom. LOL! I can’t stop sneaking slices.

      Thanks so much!

  10. February 28th, 2010 at 08:53 | #19

    I love both of your sunsets, fiercely.

  11. February 28th, 2010 at 09:36 | #21

    What a beautiful set. I love the tree and the birdhouse, they are absolutely gorgeous!

  12. February 28th, 2010 at 12:18 | #23

    That first sunset is heavensent!

  13. February 28th, 2010 at 19:36 | #25

    Love the first shot.

  14. February 28th, 2010 at 20:50 | #27

    wow, what a great eye you have. and awesome that you do stop to pull over to get a shots when you see them. (wishing i was better about that.) i love the top sunset and the flag shot and now i really, really want some sprinkles.

    • March 1st, 2010 at 01:14 | #28

      Its hard to convince someone else to stop to take pictures which will just frustrate me to no end. But when I am driving… I will totally stop. Its fun!!

      Thanks so much! And I send you sprinkles!

  15. February 28th, 2010 at 22:07 | #29

    That bird house shot is gorgeous.

  16. March 1st, 2010 at 05:48 | #31

    That first shot is definitely my fave! Beautiful!

  17. March 1st, 2010 at 21:24 | #32

    @Chantelle @ photo mommy
    Oh thanks so much!!

  18. March 2nd, 2010 at 10:52 | #33

    My favorite one is the cake!!! It looks absolutely delicious!

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