Popular Posts

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Electrons, Frozen Bippies, and the Finger Lakes

Sometimes what you think you are seeing is so far from what you're actually seeing... Lesson learned world, thanks for the scar.  What a week or two.


This week, as I tried to re-learn why so many, or so many electrons go in an outside shell, (TY psych degree which decrees it is imperative I understand how many protons are in your nucleus), our lake was frozen over completely, and I was driving home with these incredible kneel down and pray sunsets to my right. 

I feel like I live in my mother-ship (AKA my silver mini-van), this photo expresses my skewed view of the world from my most frequent vantage point, or from my most natural environment, whichever.

I used to own mittens, but I have kids, so all I have to keep my hands warm are dirty socks, or my own sleeves, otherwise I would have stopped to take pictures sooner. It ended up I made a stop and photographed bare handed. It was so cold out, I think I damaged the nerves in my picture-taking button-pressing finger. I may also have frozen my bippies off. My mom always warned me about that.

You gotta love the Finger Lakes. Even when your fingertips are frozen off, you're pretty sure there isn't enough salt in the free world to de-ice your driveway, and the dog keeps peeing by the door because it's just too cold out there for her...you find yourself nestled in your mini-van, in this pretty little corner of NY, feeling pretty lucky to have such a nice view.  

Oh, and the wine isn't so bad either. 

And it will be summer, eventually, for about five minutes.


  1. Only in the area once in my adult life and it was summer. So, from the wine tour we took, I can definately agree with you there.

    Thanks for stopping by earier and leaving comments. Stop by anytime.

  2. We live so far apart, but a lot is exactly the same. I have a big pile of dog poop literally 3 feet from my door because it's too bloody cold for the animals to venture out. I'm already thrifting and making floral-patterned spring skirts that'll be worn approximately twice each. That and the pretty view from my window are the only things getting me through this last leg of winter. Though, as you say, there's also wine...

  3. Great shots. That first one, especially, captures all but the 9 hours I'm at work M–F.