We awoke to another eight, ten, twelve inches of snow. Who knows without a ruler?
I offered to warm up and brush off Barry’s car before he left for work. (He does the same for me many days.)
It’s zero degrees (-17 C) again, supposedly dropping throughout the day. I am blogging solely for entertainment purposes, aiming to ward off Cabin Fever.
The photos you see today come courtesy of our deck window. Through the screen nonetheless! The blue-tinted views arrived before dawn; the lighter photos around 9 a.m.
Disclaimer: the flakes are not falling from the sky. They draped against the screen during night hours. I simply appreciated their artistic value.
Speaking of artistic value, do you recall the photo I shared in yesterday’s post entitled “Reflections”? Elisa from Purple Shoe Photography and Elisa’s Spot delighted in the picture and asked permission to “play with it” in some photo-editing software.
Please, might you visit one of her blogs and see what she created with the photo? (Click one of the links up above.) My goodness, to think one can digitally create wonders like this! She possesses such a talented eye.
I know nothing about photo editing. OK, maybe a teeny tiny bit. Enough to lighten, darken, highlight, crop and approve/disapprove. That’s about it.
May I change the subject entirely? Someone asked recently how I decide which blogs to read. What is my blog-reading philosophy? (OK, she didn’t ask in those words, but you get the drift. Pun intended.)
Here’s the snowy scoop: Almost every weekend, with a handful of weekday moments tossed in, I read the blogs of those wonderful readers who shared comments here on Lake Superior Spirit.
It’s my way of saying thank you. Of returning the favor. Of passing back the love.
Because there are often 30-40 commenters per week, I don’t always get to everyone’s blogs. I try. But sometimes it doesn’t happen. (I usually don’t have time to visit the blogs of non-commenters. Which is a dreadful pity, but there’s only so many hours in a week.)
In hopes of avoiding computer-time overload I’ve cut back hugely on Facebook time since 2014 started. It’s provided much more time to spend offline reading, catching up on chores, and staring mesmerized at snow patterns on screen windows.
Do you take regular breaks from social media and the Internet? Have you discovered a good rhythm between off-line and on-line interaction? Have you ever blogged solely for entertainment purposes, such as to ward off Cabin Fever?