Jon Crispin's Notebook

Olive

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Today was a nice and grey day and after editing some suitcase photos and watching Fulham beat Wolves, Olive and I headed up into the woods.  I have never seen a winter with so much water, and it was really wet with small rivulets running all over the place.  Olive was in her element.  She carried that birch log that is in front of her for most of the walk.

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It is always a bit surprising to see something so colorful in the middle of winter.  With all this water, it might just be a good year for mushrooming.

I wanted to do this post for Patty, who follows this site and recently asked for more pictures of the Olive.  It’s probably a good time to mention that if you want to see more of her, I post on instagram as jonkcrispin.  It is a nice outlet for me to put up photographs that I take with my phone.  So check it out, and thanks for following.

Snow in Coastal Carolina

Posted in Jon Crispin, Uncategorized, Weather by joncrispin on 03/01/2018

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It was strangely beautiful here today.  Rain then freezing rain then sleet then snow.  At least a couple of inches on the ground.  We didn’t make it to the beach today and the Olive is getting a bit eager to go for a swim.  It will be a tad warmer tomorrow with sunshine.

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New Year’s Day 2018

Posted in Beaches, Jon Crispin, Uncategorized, waves, Weather by joncrispin on 01/01/2018

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Wishing you all a happy and productive 2018.  Thanks for following this silly little blog.

This is the annual Polar Bear Plunge on the island.  It takes a special kind of person to run into the Atlantic when the outside temperature is 30 degrees.

Atlanta Hotel Window Photograph

Posted in Architecture, Cities, Jon Crispin, Uncategorized, Weather by joncrispin on 07/03/2017

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It’s about to start raining here.

Crocus

Posted in Flowers, Nature, Plants, Uncategorized, Weather by joncrispin on 31/03/2016

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We are supposed to have snow this weekend along with very cold temperatures.  I didn’t want to lose these guys to the weather before I got the chance to take some pictures.  Nature!

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Olive Takes a Dip

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I think I post a version of this photograph more than I probably should.  We have had a ton of rain in the past few days, and Olive and I had a lovely wet walk in the woods this afternoon.  But for some reason, the water, the leaves, and the dog make me feel quite happy and I wanted to share it.

Leaves / Ice

Posted in Nature, Plants, Seasons, Trees, Uncategorized, Weather by joncrispin on 28/01/2016

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I had a nice little walk in the woods today with the dog.  We don’t have any snow, but there is ice.

Pansy / Cyclamen

Posted in Flowers, Plants, Weather by joncrispin on 25/11/2015

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Even with the recent freezing nights, there are still some pansies in bloom outside.

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This cyclamen lives outside in the warm months, and we bring it in before the first freeze.  It always starts blooming as soon as it comes in the house.

To those of you who celebrate the day, have a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.

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Paperwhites, Again

Posted in Flowers, Nature, Plants, Weather by joncrispin on 16/02/2015

This batch is just starting to blossom.  Five bulbs for less than 5 bucks.  It is simply the easiest and cheapest way to momentarily escape the winter.  A glass bowl, some small stones, a few bulbs, a bit of water, et voila!

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First Snow with Olive

Posted in Dogs, Weather by joncrispin on 14/11/2014

We had a lovely light snow today.  Olive was a bit confused by it, but ultimately had fun running around.

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