Daily Archives: January 6, 2014

out with the old, in with the old

# 3792

# 3792

I’m hoping to make some changes to the blog this year and I think they will take the form of added pages.  One page will probably be a collection of photos that have been posted previously on this blog with no text.  It’s in keeping with my thought that people should look at this blog for the photos primarily and read the post if they have the time to waste, similar to lighTscaTTer.  I don’t plan on making any attempt to lure more readers here so my use of Categories and Tags will still be pathetic (even though the post with the most visits last year had Tags such as: iPad, iPhone, Justine Bieber, Kate Upton, Ford F150 and naked alpine skiers).  I’ll still use numbers for each photo instead of names and I encourage all readers to assign any name they see fit if the numbering system is not sufficient.   I will, however, put more effort into the post titles, as you can see with this post.  Last year I was just stuck for the name for a post I just looked at the clock and used  the time for the post title.  I did convert it to 24 hour time as they do in the military, hoping folks would not catch on.   I say all this to my shame but I promise thing will improve over the course of the year.

And now, on with the post:

# 9251

# 9251

No, that’s not Santa Claus, but Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) sure feels like the North Pole.  He is a member of an ice fishing party whose other members have the sense to stay in the “ice houses” when it’s 5° (F) and the wind is 30 mph.  This was shot near the shore of Irondequoit Bay, which is frozen over enough to drive a Ford F150 over (thought I’d sneak that in there).  A power auger is used to drill a hole in the ice and these stouthearted individuals will put their lines in the water in the hope of catching fish.  It seems like torture to me but these folks actually have fun.