January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

I'd like to congratulate everyone on completing a full orbit around the sun during 2008, and I hope that our ride in 2009 will be at least that much fun again, and hopefully more so.

The Holidays were kind to me, including a new digital camera and bike seat. I got out of the house for a while this afternoon and used them both.

They put a pair of bulls on the top of a hill near our house to welcome people driving down from the North. It's the highest point for miles around.

They put up three windmills earlier this year, the first of many. You can see we haven't gotten any snow yet, only frost. Temperatures in the teens today. Chance of snow tomorrow - ??

Then I rode to a wildlife area north of town. All the ducks were collected in a small patch of open water where the stream enters.

We had a good hard freeze last night and a few people were out skating.

Just north of the pond are these Viking burial mounds, for someone named 'Sten'.


At January 03, 2009 11:29 PM , Blogger annie said...

What kind of camera did you get?

At January 04, 2009 12:12 AM , Anonymous Joe Strahl said...

Matt, the bulls have a long story which you might not be aware of. Long story short: Lund twin city with some place in Spain I forget the name of. Bulls gift to Lund from city and on display at Stortorget together with red and yellow flowers in rows ie Spanish flag. After all the festivities display dismantled and question: what to do with bulls would be embarassing if folks from twin city come and ask "so where are the bulls?" and the bulls are found in shed. Clever bloke in the city comes up with idea of placing them on large clean fil heap to greet folks from the north etc.

At January 04, 2009 8:06 AM , Blogger Matt_J said...

Camera - Canon 1000D with 18-55 mm zoom. I like the combination SLR with digital -- you can size up the photo and settings through the lens via viewfinder instead of on the screen (although you could do that too).

Thanks Joe I didn't know. I like the bulls but they seem out of place up there.


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