Cornfield Meet

Things collide here.

Beneath the Backyard

Looks like something Lovecraftian trying to dig its way out:

And now let’s check in with Giant Vintage Kenner Chewie on the weather conditions at 8:43 a.m. Dec. 30, 2012:

(For perspective, here’s Chewie’s initial placement on Dec. 26, and a snapshot from just about 24 hours ago.

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December 30, 2012 Posted by | geek, Ohio, photos, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter 2012-13: Giant Vintage Chewie Snow Gauge

As tradition demands, we’re measuring the current precipitation with the Galactically-recognized Giant Vintage Chewie Snow Scale.

11:48 a.m., Eastern Standard Time. Already a few inches on the ground, but not enough to support our Wookiee – he’s leaning against a ground-level section of 4×4. (And yes, Chewie sacrificed a limb to the winter deities a few seasons back.)

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And here, at about 6:20 p.m.:

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Further updates as events warrant.

December 26, 2012 Posted by | geek, Ohio, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Wookiee Whiteout

As of roughly 5:45 a.m. EST, that little bump is the only visible clue to Giant Vintage Kenner Chewbacca’s whereabouts

"Ha! That stupid probe droid'll NEVER find me now..."

So, yeah, holy shit, we got a lot of snow last night.

February 6, 2010 Posted by | 1980s, eighties, geek, Ohio | , , , , | 1 Comment

Chewie’s back on duty.

"You know that feeling when you reach THAT part of walking into a cold pool? Yeah. Tell me about it."

Galactically-recognized Giant Vintage Chewie Snow Scale

Giant vintage Kenner Chewbacca reported to his post at approximately 9 p.m. EST Fri. Feb. 5, when the snowfall had reached the point pictured. For the record, his monitoring position was devoid of snow earlier in the day.

He has been instructed to radio Echo Base immediately if Mr. Tumnus shows up.

"Send Rogues 10 and 11 to Station 38 with some Turkish Delight."

February 5, 2010 Posted by | 1980s, eighties, geek, Ohio | , , , | 3 Comments

Snow and trees at the end of 2009.

I don’t remember it snowing when I went to bed last night, but there’s a thick and heavy layer over everything this morning, and I like the way it clings to the branches. Because I know it means I’m facing a heavy-lifting driveway-shoveling session, I figured I’d better try and capture the beauty before I go out and get all pissed off about it. (Click any of the pictures to see bigger versions on Flickr.)

The backyard.

A tree, some snow, and some snow-colored sky.

I like the way this one came out, with the pine tree in the background:

More snow, more trees.

Ha - green! So there IS color out there.

This one was a bit of a surprise: Some of these, I tweaked the light levels slightly so the shadowed areas were less blobby (“blobby” = Clue #1,138 that I’m >shock!< not really a photographer.), but I left this one alone because I really like the “darkening woods”  feel.

Fangorn, Ohio.

It's quiet. Too quiet...

There are a few other shots in the set: Just put on your mittens and click here to see them.

December 31, 2009 Posted by | Ohio, photos | , , , , | Leave a comment

Snow and lights.

I love when snow piles up on the Christmas lights.

Snow on the porch rail and Christmas lights

One of my favorite things in winter.

…and from a slightly different angle:

It almost makes me forget I'm going to have to shovel the drive.

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Ohio, photos | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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