Time well wasted

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Up in the valley
With a potential ice storm looming on the horizon I am most thankful for one thing... that I'll be in Texas for the whole darn thing.

The last time I visited my girlfriend's family was also a trip to warmer weather - Colorado. I would never have thought Co would be warmer than Arkansas in November but wrong I was. The nice weather made for a perfect hike in the Rockies, somewhere near Boulder I think. Snow covered many parts of the trail but even high in the mountains it stayed in the upper 50's or so.

Knowing I was already going to have to lug around my camera I decided to go sans tripod, which in hindsight was a bad idea. It's also a little embarrassing hauling around a tripod with people you barely know (although slightly less embarrassing than when I had a tiny point and shoot camera). Lesson learned, next time I'll bring the tripod regardless. Luckily a few pictures ended up ok, so it wasn't a complete loss.

In the valley of the Rockies
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Dawn on the Frozen Lake
So you know that nice weather we've been having lately? The nice deviation from the frigid single digits? Yeah, that apparently has no effect on the weather pre-7am. 50's in the afternoon can still mean upper 20's at dawn.

This picture was taken yesterday morning at Lake Fayetteville. Who knew it would still be frozen with this weather? In some other photos I took you can see rocks out on the lake, presumably thrown out there by bratty kids who like to ruin photos (and by runners like myself who threw rocks on it last weekend). Which I can only assume means it's safe to walk on...

There were some amazing pink clouds pre-sunrise, unfortunately the docks don't open until exactly sunrise, so those were gone by the time I got out there. But I did get a few from the shore which will be posted at some point in the future.

But enough of my rambling, that's not why you came here.

Lake Fayetteville
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Monday, January 11, 2010
Lucky 16
This is my 16th semester in college and I'm fairly certain if I ever work outside of academia it'll take a few years to get off the mindset of living on a semester schedule. I have to make a conscious effort to say things like "last fall" instead of "last semester."

With any luck I've only (only?) got about 5 semesters left (including this one) which will round out my college career at a nice even 20 semesters, or 10 years for those of you counting at home.

In honor of classes starting today, here is a sunset from Old Main lawn.

Old Main Sunset
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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Desolate Field
My grandfathers farm is literally surrounded by corn fields. In the summer it's green and beautiful, and in winter it just looks like a barren wasteland. I got up early this morning so I could take pictures of the sunrise, unfortunately the weather had different plans. Ended up driving 9 hours home from Kentucky in rainy gray weather. But, angry gray clouds make for good pictures too, so here ya go.

Kentucky Farm
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Hey guys! It's Christmastime!
A little late on the Christmas post, but it's the holidays and I haven't spend a lot of time on the computer. I did however spend a decent amount of time taking pictures over the past two weeks - which is how I would prefer it.

It was a great Christmas. I got to spend Christmas eve and Christmas day with Jess's family and then we went to Kentucky to spend some time with my family. Aside from the fact that Jess had to have her gallbladder taken out a week ago, it was a great holiday season! She's still a bit sore, but steadily improving. I on the other hand pulled a muscle in my neck and have had trouble looking left for the past 3 days. So we make quite the pair.

Hopefully at some point in the next few weeks I'll do a couple best of 2009 posts (pictures and music), but I have a feeling 2010 will blow it away. It's gonna be a good year folks, I can feel it...

In the meantime, merry Christmas from the Fayetteville Public Library. I miss living by this place, it always makes for a good picture.

From Library and Square 12.15.09
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