Friday, December 19, 2014

Tiny Christmas trees on the Erie

A cold morning and a dusting of snow. Christmas is only a week away.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Glass

Believe it or not this is glass. A piece created by Dale Chihuly, the rock star of the art glass scene. The close-up shot (the object is about three feet in diameter) clearly demonstrates that glass can take almost any form and be beautiful, if not a bit erotic.

The object is on display at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. It is a place that only seems to get better with each visit. A unique mixture of art, history, architecture, science, technology, demonstration and more. They are presently working on yet another expansion that will be uniquely almost completely glass... walls, roof and all. It will glow inside during the day and glow outside at night. I am looking forward to visiting again in the spring.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Glad it's not winter yet

Winter is still ten days away, but the snow decided to come anyway.

On the way to work it was quite pretty... a nice cover in the trees. Like the oak tree above. The oaks hold on to their orange leaves longer than most so we see a bit of color still coming through.

At the end of the day I found my MINI Cooper buried in the snow as you can see below. I was glad I had put the snow brush in the car.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Contrail

I don't often see these condensation trails high up in the sky but when I do I am fascinated by them. I wonder what the view must be like from up there.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Snow blanket slide

From this image we can deduce two things: melting snow likes to stay stuck together, and this table is not level.