Photo of the day

Well, it’s a snow day here and everything is shut down in central NC.  This photo from the Telegraph’s photos of the week seemed quite appropriate (alas, the snow here today is way too wet and sticky for good sledding):

Charlie Perkins gets a ride on a sledge from his father, David, as they speed down a snow-covered street in Roanoke, Va. A winter storm blasted parts of the Mid-Atlantic and the South on Tuesday, creating treacherous road conditions and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

Charlie Perkins gets a ride on a sledge from his father, David, as they speed down a snow-covered street in Roanoke, VirginiaPicture: AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Don Petersen

 

Photo of the day

Recent National Geographic photo of the day:

Picture of the peaks of Gran Paradiso reflected in a still lake in Italy

Arcadian Oasis

Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic

A placid pond high in the Graian Alps mirrors the snow-crowned peaks of Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park—the oldest protected area in a country known more for culture than for conservation.

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From the Lively Morgue, NYT tumblr of old photos:

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Nov. 28, 1977: The first snow of the year fell on Thanksgiving weekend, but cold temperatures did not prohibit shoppers or skaters from taking to the city. “New York is fabulous and depressing, all at the same time,” assessed a visitor from San Francisco who rode the Staten Island Ferry to and fro. “I saw people who looked happy, especially those that were out with their children; but so many people’s faces here look as if they’re working too hard.”Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Photo of the day

So love this photo from Telegraph’s Animal photos of the week:

A pair of red squirrels were happy to play model and photographer - before the one behind the camera got fed up and wanted a turn at posing. The playful exchange is picture perfect, with the snow falling lightly as the squirrels play around with their new toys. Photographer Vadim Trunov, 30, captured the courting pair in the woods in Voronezh, Russia, where he lives

A squirrel poses with a snowball while another makes sure to capture the moment on camera. Photographer Vadim Trunov captured the courting pair in the woods in Voronezh, Russia, where he lives.Picture: Vadim Trunov/Solent News

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Cool gallery of partially frozen Niagara Falls:

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A rainbow appears over the partially frozen American Falls in sub-freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Tuesday

Photograph: Lindsay Dedario/Reuters

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Love this New Yorker gallery of vintage NASA photos.

The Apollo 14 mission’s lunar landing site at Fra Mauro, February, 1971.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS

Photo of the day

From Big Picture’s photos of the month:

Steam rose as the air temperature dropped below that of the sea in Stonington, Maine. (Sean Proctor/Globe Staff)

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