Saturday, January 31, 2009

Farming barn

This old building used to serve as either a barn or an equipment storage building and sits just off the highway between Moscow and Pullman. Old barns like this fascinate me for some reason...they just call to be explored and see what small piece of the past you might find inside.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Welcome to Moscow

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Misty Snow

The weather today is foggy/misty and the snow is coming down again. This photo was taken from Hwy 8 looking south over Paradise Ridge...well you can't see the ridge, but I assure you it is there!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Snowy ridge

This tree lined ridge is just off Robinson Park Road as you head east out of Moscow. It was -10° when I took the photo and it looks as cold as it was!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Freezing fog #8: Icicle branch

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Freezing fog #7: Totally frosted

Friday, January 23, 2009

Freezing fog #6: Delicate shards

The delicate branches of this plum tree are made even more so by the ice shards that cover them.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Freezing fog #5: Frozen winter

I know I have taken a few similar pictures, but I just love the contrasts of this one!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Freezing fog #4: Crystal stems

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Freezing fog #3: Ice blue

I love taking photos that have such great contrast between subject and background. The sunlight this morning was just perfect, the sky was a gorgeous shade of blue, and the fog of the previous night had left a coat of spikes on everything.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Freezing fog #2: Frosted coconut

This fuzzy coconut is far from it's normal, temperate climate! We hung the coconut when we first moved into our house and it has provided a momma bird and her brood with a home each spring and summer since. I am not as versed in our local bird life as I would like to be, but I plan to stalk this house during the coming spring to see if I can't capture a few photos of it in action.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Freezing fog #1: Ice spikes

These past few days we have had many nights of 'freezing fog'. If you have ever wondered what freezing fog does to the trees, this is it! Shards of the most delicate ice crystals form and make these spikes all over. This next week I will be featuring a few of the photos I have taken of the aftermath of freezing fog.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Winter robin

This lone robin came and spent half an hour picking on the slightly rotten (I am assuming it is rotten) apple just below. It didn't seem to mind my close proximity and the click of the camera. I guess it was worth it for he tasty meal being enjoyed.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cotton candy clouds

Another photo from this past November during a few brief moments before the amazing colors were gone. We had gone out to a friends home and I took this photo from their horse pasture as we stood there talking.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Booths 10 and 11

The ticket booths at Martin Stadium were very lonely looking when we visited campus...students were gone, football games over for the year. Maybe that is why the snow was heaped off the street and piled in front of the stadium entrance. It was nearly 8 ft high in places!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pasture call

The life of a large animal vet has to be an interesting one. Having grown up surrounded by horses, I have seen my fair share of 'pasture' and 'stall' calls. This sculpture scene sits on the green (or in this case the white) outside WSU's Veterinary School. A boy with his sick calf, and the Dr with his bag of medical equipment. I really like this sculpture and will be back in the spring to take a better photo...I am not very happy with this one.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Waste and recycling

These bins at WSU can be found everywhere on campus. I think it's good that they are so involved with their recycling and hopefully it is teaching the kids to be responsible about their waste habits which will carry over into their post-graduation lives.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cougar banner

Just one of the banners that line Stadium Way. I thought it was colorful and a nice change from the normal maroon and gold.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wind chime

Another photo from outside the WSU Museum of Art. I don't think this was part of an art display as it was kind of tucked away and was the only thing in the immediate area. It's a pretty little wind chime and looks like it is copper with a growing patina.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Iron Mule

I have no idea if this sculpture is actually iron, but I loved the way it looked. The Mule has artwork along it's body and an arc of interesting object above it. I am sure it has something to do with the Veterinary school as it is one of several sculptures that sits on the lawn outside the school.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Breakfast table

As we were walking through the French Admin building at WSU admiring the architecture and artwork, I happened to look down and spotted this scene. I imagine someone was enjoying their breakfast and stepped away for a moment to get something. Upon closer look of the photo once I arrived home, I noticed that the open magazine is actually a research publication...pretty hefty reading, so perhaps a student or professor at the Vet School?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

James Wilson Hall

WSU's James Wilson Hall was named for the Secretary of Agriculture who served from 1897 to 1913. The building has served as not only a horticultural and agricultural facility, but for a time as military barracks and a vocational training facility for soldiers.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Nothing but a shell

Outside the Museum of Art at WSU is another display...or rather this is just sitting upended on a patio. I am not sure if it was a past display, a future one, or if this is just where it belongs. Perhaps someone nose dived from a few stories up and it just stuck there! In any case, if you click the picture to enlarge it, you can catch a glimpse of the 'heads' that have been displayed and currently reside on the Museums' front webpage. The link is in a post below. :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Recycled pipes

Outside the WSU Museum of Art are several pedestals with various works displayed. When we visited, it looked like garbage until I got a closer look and realized that these are different varieties of pipe...clay, pvc, copper, all bound with wire, and painted. Technically I don't suppose it could be called garbage anymore, and it certainly looks better as an art form than it would look at the local dump.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Museum of Art

Wazzu's Museum of Art had an interesting display out front when we visited last week. They change things up every couple months, so you never know what you might find. :) Tomorrow I will post up a photo of the most recent exhibition.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Heart for the arts

This rather interesting looking object is...well, it's interesting! A giant blue heart with a variety of objects embedded into it's surface. The WSU Museum of Art sits just to the left and has a number of unique exhibits outside which I will be sharing this week. If you click the photo, you will have an enlarged view of the heart. :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Fierce rivalry

The Cougs played the Huskies today and whooped their puppy butts by 20 points, 68 to 48. Go Cougs!

This board announces all the upcoming events at Beasley Coliseum. On Mom's weekend, Huey Lewis and the News will be performing. I think I am showing my age. ;) hehe

Friday, January 2, 2009

Visit to the vet

Earlier this week we took our two kitties, Maggie and Pip in to the veterinarian to be spayed. When my hubby worked in Pullman, he had a lot of interaction with the local veterinarians and the vet school at WSU, so when it comes to our animals, we trust Dr Stone at Evergreen Veterinary Service...and we are fortunate that another friend of ours works for her as well, so our kitties were in the best of hands and seem to be recovering nicely. The photo is of the cover over the mailboxes...and who doesn't love Snoopy?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Theme Day: Best photo of 2008

Since I just joined City Daily Photo in October, I don't have many photos to pick from as best photo of 2008, so I chose this one taken of my daughter during the summer. It is my favorite photo of all those I have posted this year and was, in fact, the very first photo I posted to my blog. :)

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