My friend Valerie Hastie made the drive from Charlotte to Asheville for a short and sweet visit. We went and played some disc golf and Asheville’s excellent Richmond Hill course.
Last Friday we had the annual Christmas Party. A plethora of goodies always insures a gala event. It was the final hurrah before the cold, stark reality of finals week set in.
The interweb claims it is negative 11 degrees outside right now, with wind chills tomorrow possibly reaching minus 35 degrees. There is about 8 inches of new snow on the ground. The temperature is the kind of cold that makes the snow squeak when you walk on it. The sun is supposed to rise at 7:57 am and set at 4:40. Brrrr………Good weather to be inside finishing your schoolwork for the semester.
The same day as the Christmas Stroll Hil and I took a trip to Yellowstone with the Boiling River as our destination. On the way in the park we saw antelope and a whole mess of bighorn sheep climbing this hillside.
The sun came through the clouds intermittently to make for a fine day for Yellowstone in December. All these pictures were taken with a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 prime lens.
Every year on the first Saturday in December Bozeman has a Christmas Stoll where they block off Main Street, the stores downtown stay open late, vendors sell food and various charity fund raising events take place.
The last two years the Christmas stroll has been one of the coldest nights all winter. This year it was about 50 degrees.
Since I live about a mile from school I usually ride my bike there. Tuesday it snowed about 6 inches in town during the day. When it came time for indoor ultimate that night I decided to hoof it and take some pictures along the way. That might be a more common occurrence during the winter months as the road seemed to resemble an ice skating rink.