2013 started out with a glorious morning here in Saint John! Three degrees below freezing, we have lots of snow, a pinkish sunrise … the moon is still up too. I find the moon intriguing because I never know where, or most of all when, it will appear in the sky.
New Years Eve was nice and peaceful here. We watched TV and talked with one of the sons, Kevin, on Skype. Speaking of Skype … I saw something funny yesterday in Facebook: One local politician here, has a FB page, but he seems to be somewhat «new» to computers/internet. I think he’s quite popular and he has oodles of ‘followers’. Yesterday he had discovered Skype, and he was like a kid on Christmas Eve — it was the best thing he’d seen since sliced bread! He told everyone his user name and said that they could add him! Imagine that! All the Saint Johners that might have an opinion about road maintenance or some such! 🙂 He’ll probably have to re-think that or change his privacy settings.
If you’re reading this post here in WordPress [not in your email], you’ll perhaps notice that the blog has got a bit of an over-haul. Colderweather.net was just a domain upgrade I’d paid for — not a username here in WP — it was due for renewal in just a few days. I decided to opt out on that because it always bugged me that I didn’t get .COM. We all have our hang-ups, I guess. It’s all the same … doesn’t affect my followers, unless they had actually bookmarked colderweather.net.
The new title is more cat inspired — McDuff will have to symbolize all the furry and feathered friends that will make appearances in this blog.
I don’t do new years resolutions, but going through last year’s photos, I notice that I haven’t practised as much photography as previous years. This has to change. Yesterday, however, I felt quite happy when I got back home and brought up the pictures on the computer. Often they look good on the little display on the camera, but when you bring them up on the computer screen it shows that they aren’t sharp. Sooo … hence, I was very pleased to see this female mallard in flight, after our little outing yesterday.
This was shot out in Millidgeville, by the ferry landing. Lots of ducks reside there, it’s still open water. As soon as I got out of the car to have a look, I saw that the very elegant, Northern Pintail, was there! What a treat! He was paddling around there with all the Mallards in the icy waters… Perhaps the same one who was in the duck pond a few months ago…
Happy New Year, bloggeroos!