Archive for January, 2005

the love life of joel hoagland (page 32)

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

"I'm sorry," she said, "I can't." "Why not?" I asked, switching the phone to my other ear with shaking hands. "Because I hate folk music." "Oh really?" "Yes." "Is that a fact?" "It is indeed." "Well," I huffed, "it just so happens that I hate...help me out here, I need a retort. What do I hate?" "Good ...

the ice storm, part 5

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

The trellis looks like it's covered with hoary hair. Another favorite of mine: the underside of the neighbors' hammock. The needles of a white pine.

the love life of joel hoagland (page 16)

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

"How would you describe...her?" she pointed with her uptilted nose across the leaf-strewn grass at a young woman in an oversized green sweater. "Hmmmmm." "Sensuous?" "Well, no. I'm saving that word." "You're saving it? Well. Chivalry is not dead." "It's a good word, and I might want to use it ...

the ice storm, part 4

Friday, January 14th, 2005

It was so easy to take pictures that day. I'd just raise the camera, and the frozen world would mug for me. I spent no time composing this shot. I just looked through the view finder, said, "oh, cool!" and pushed the button. The needles of this pine ...

the ice storm, part 3

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

Although almost everything above ground level had ice on it (including each individual blade of grass), the roads, while constantly wet, never did freeze. I generally find asphalt driveways to be utilitarian and unremarkable, but there is something evocative about this shot. Perhaps it is the reflection of ...

the ice storm, part 2

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

I think this is a cedar, and normally stands tall and straight. The ice has caused it to spread into a vaguely Seussian Christmas tree shape. This is possibly my favorite photo of the ice storm. It captures in stark and gleaming fractals the essential elements of tree, ice ...

pictures of ice

Monday, January 10th, 2005

Ice is part of everything, and so I took some pictures of the ice storm. Have a look on my photoblog, Pictures of Everything.

the ice storm, part 1

Monday, January 10th, 2005

My friends' parklike lawn is eerily transformed. Putting aside my worries about frozen pipes or frozen cats at my house, I accepted the invitation of some friends of mine to weather the ice storm at their lovely generator-powered home. On Thursday morning (January 6th), I donned my hat and coat, ...

some say in ice

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

All of nature, and all the works of man are clad in ice. We lost power. The lights flickered a few times, came back on, and then a half a minute later, everything went dark for good. My son and I played a quick couple of rounds of pictionary, ...