Cross-Country Connections: Cold

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Cold.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A snowy highway bordered on each side by snow-covered, leaveless trees.

I’m not used to snow before Thanksgiving and evidently neither are most Virginians. Even though this was as bad as it got there were dozens of cancellations at Colonial Williamsburg’s restaurants for Thanksgiving day.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Take from the top of snow-covered stairs that end at a city street. Two people are crossing the street and a car waits for the light to change. The sky is the dark of pre-dawn and several bright street lights are visible in the background.

Much to everyone’s surprise it was in the mid-50s in Minneapolis this past weekend. In the past however, it has been much colder at this time of year. This photo is from approximately one year ago. I was at the bus stop waiting at the bus stop and I distinctly remember that it was real cold.

From Erin in Rockville, Maryland:

The shot encompasses the awesome height of the trees, as a man and dog are visible in the foreground at the bottom of the picture. The trees are mostly conifers and everything is covered in a thin layer of snow.

Cold…. An oldy but a goody from Washington State. Hiking in Rockport State Park outside of Concrete, WA in 2011.

Cross-Country Connections: Pin

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Pin.

From Erin in Rockville, Maryland:

A collection of pins: Wood sweater pin, butterfly pin, a sheep pin, buttons with a squirrel, text that says "I heart History", "i won't just sit here and say nothing", and  "I am a feminist"

I guess you can see my personality in my pin collection: a little weird, a little loud, a little dainty, a little nerdy.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota: 

Gaudy arts-and-crafts Christmas tree: Green poofs, miniature red bells, a cloth gold star and "Merry Christmas" in plastic text overlayed on the tree

Found this in my holiday decorations. Oh yeah, you know it lights up.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

Green glittery tree, with a circus feeling to it: A woman's face in the tree and arms hanging down the side.

One of my favorite holiday pins.

Cross-Country Connections: Transportation

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Transportation.

From Erin in Rockville, Maryland:

Electric scooter parked in front of trees.

My scooter used to be my daily ride. I miss it dearly.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland: 

Mom sitting in front of the Hogwart's Express at Universal Studios

Me in front of the Hogwarts Express!

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Black hearse parked outside of Valleyfair amusement park, decorated with the word "Haunt" and a skeleton driver

Valleyfair, the local amusement park, does a Halloween theme in September-October every year. The black hearse parked outside the front entrance doesn’t look quite as spooky in the daytime.

 

On my way to DC

Who has two thumbs and is blogging at 30,000 feet?

Laptop selfie of moi with a "thumbs at me" pose

I needed one hand free to click the “shutter” for the laptop selfie, so you’ll just have to trust me on the whole “two thumbs” claim.

Everyone at my workplace has Monday off for Labor Day. I was feeling wanderlusty (heh – that should be a real word) and had three days with not much planned that couldn’t be put off. I browsed airfare to see if I could get anywhere close to Red Rock country; I’ve been wanting to get back to Arches or one of the other big parks in the southwest. Moab, Utah would have been good, but flights were in the $700-$900 range, which was more than I wanted to spend for a spur of the moment get-away.

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Cross-Country Connections: Clouds

Cross-Country Connections took a break, but I missed doing it so we’re bringing it back!

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Clouds.

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Cross-Country Connections: Sculpture

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Sculptures.

From Mom in Hagerstown, Maryland:

A large gold-colored sphere is poised on top of a metal column. In the foreground is a white bridge over a stone-riddled stream and a grassy park.This is the Sunsphere from the 1982 World’s Fair Park. Saw it with Brianne on our Southern tour last year. Love car trips.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

A giant spherical mass of curling glass hangs near a ceiling. Photo is in B&W and only the ball is in focus.Artsy-fartsy filtered photo of the artsy-fartsy Chihuly glass sculpture in the lobby of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:

A green mowed field and blue sky with white clouds dominates the photo. In the distance an obelisk-style sculpture is seen.One of the 90+ memorial sculptures at Antietam National Battlefield in Western Maryland.