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Mystery Object

The new edition of our local phone book sits on our front mat
What is this strange device?

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I captured a few shots of the frost we’ve had the last two days, mostly in our shaded front yard. I’m really impressed with the detail a phone camera can capture these days… even when it overwhelms my server!

Some succulents we planted in the bark near the utility box are slightly frosted around red and green edges.
Leaves from our front maple tree fallen amid the grass, all frosted.
One of our sidewalk lights is covered in tiny ice crystals in front of our completely frosted lawn.
A blue juniper along our front sidewalk, covered in white frost.
A neighbor's rosebush, with a few flowers left, pinkish-red and edged with frost.

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Neighbor Chicken

 A brown and grey mottled chicken perches atop our brown backyard fence; the black tarp roof of her home coop is visible in yhe background.  
She really looks like she’s going to jump into our yard.

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Half of a broad rainbow arc emerges from the roofline of our single-story house, above our neighbor's house, in front of a dark grey cloudy sky and the huge fir trees in our neighborhood.

A rainbow over our house and our neighbor’s after today’s downpours.

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Lawn Care


Mowed the hard way. Good workout before it rains.

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Crop Circles


The marks left on the grass by Theo’s playset always reminds me of Star Trek IV’s Klingon Bird-of-prey.

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 Freshly cut grass and long shadows.

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Someone in Vancouver wins a prize for best bumper sticker, vanity plate, and car color combination. That or the Doctor fixed the chameleon circuit.

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I could get used to doing pork tenderloin outside in early March. Sorry, Boston. (This is from a few evenings ago.)

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Nicolas Ward

Software engineer in Natural Language Processing research by day; gamer, reader, and aspiring UltraNurd by night. Husband to Andrle
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