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Well, not quite correct, prognosticators! They had issued a winter storm warning and predicted 5 – 8 inches of snow. Maybe they should have said 5/8 of an inch – then they wouldn’t have been so far off in this neck of the woods where we got just a tad bit more than a dusting, certainly less than 5/8 of an inch! However, you have to give the news reporters props for trying. I watched a news report this morning…

It’s Friday afternoon; the house is warm and smells of rotisserie chicken; it’s snowing outside – nature’s little reminder to those of us that live in Charlotte that it’s still winter, and it’s pretty quiet inside, nothing but the hum of the heater, the turning of the rotisserie, and the occasional click of the shutter – well, there is the click of the keyboard keys when I’m working 🙂

I saw these chalkboards, posted on the side of a building, on the way to work. I stopped, read both boards fully, took some pictures, continued to work. I smiled at many of them. Some where cute, others funny, others personal, a few sexual. My favorite of the bunch was: Find out where Carmen Sandiego is I’ve made the photos large enough, hopefully, so that you can have a look and choose your own favorite!

This morning, I noticed that the temperature was a pleasant 68 degrees with only 60% humidity. I thought: What a great day for a morning walk. I grabbed my Olympus OM-D E-M1, and set out. Along the way, I passed my neighbor, Donna, who was out in her lawn, as usual, making sure that every blade of grass was the proper height and in its place. No stray leaves or anything are permitted! Her yard is always, and I mean always…

Yesterday, I went to one of my favorite photo hunting grounds, McDowell Nature Preserve. It was an overcast morning, but I was up early and wanted to get some shots. As mentioned earlier, we are in the grasp of a drought; therefore, the lake level is down, I found out, quite significantly. The objects pictured here, with the exception of the tree, would normally be under a few feet of water and would perhaps be boating hazards to be avoided…

Here in Charlotte, we are in a drought – a “normal” one. One that doesn’t contain an adjective like severe, extreme, or at the top level, exceptional. We are a few inches below normal for the past couple of months. We’ve had a fairly hot summer, a summer that reminds me of Texas, except it’s a still quite a bit greener around these parts. 🙂 Anyway, I figured that I’d go out and see if I could find some droplets…

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