After dealing with phone calls, I was wide awake early . Part of me wanted to watch the snow coming down (and possible get some long-exposure shots.) The part of me that won put on a pot of coffee, then dozed off on the couch for awhile.
The weather wasn’t as bad as we feared. Snow, and even sleet are OK. They just make roads messy. Freezing rain is the killer, because it knocks out the power. We got snow, then sleet, then just rain. By mid-morning, the roads had cleared enough, and Laura headed off to lab.
I loaded up the camera gear in the hopes of catching some nice snow shots out and about town. It only took a couple of blocks for me to realize that it was just rainy and dreary, and I would be better served by sitting comfortably at home. I picked up a couple of items at the store, then headed home for just that purpose.
During the afternoon’s relaxation, a red-tailed hawk took up station overlooking the lake. I set up the Celestron with the camera to catch its activities. I took this shot from my living room: