Sunday afternoon as I was taking Diane home, we went by the little church next to the cemetery and lamented the loss of its steeple blown off by the tornado a few weeks ago. Will it ever be restored to its Christmas-card charm?
The snapped trees will never be the same.
I've enjoyed the beauty of the snow-covered Indiana landscape.
As well as the glitter of a Christmas candle...
...and the message of a new gift ornament.
Brutus the cat seems to enjoy the remains of Christmas as well.
However, slowly or suddenly, change happens.
Thursday, just before 8 a.m., we experienced an earthquake that rumbled and shook our house twice a few seconds or a minute apart. Then the snow melted. By New Year's Eve the temperature had risen to nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit! The rain held off enough to enjoy the celebration in downtown Muncie--the third annual ball drop. The robotics team that Mike mentors built this fairly elaborate ball, more sophisticated than the 2007 New York ball!
Some facts about the ball:--60 aluminum triangles with 15 lights each, 900 total LEDs
--42" in diameter
--2 miles of wiring inside!
--2 computers to run it
|Team 1720 |
(Photo credit--Cheryl LeBlanc)