Calli’s Photo Feature 03.02.2014

While traveling we tend to miss a lot of the news and current events going on back at home, only to catch a brief reference on Facebook that sends us running to Google to figure out what the heck is going on. Just this week alone these news stories included the Seattle Seahawks winning the Superbowl, the sudden death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the results of the North American tradition of Groundhog Day.

This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather  – Bill Murray (in Groundhog Day)

In case you missed it – or don’t really get the idea behind a rodent controlling the weather – Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and we will have six more weeks of winter.

In honor of more winter (and the complete ridiculousness of Groundhog Day), the photo I chose today commemorates our only travel day thus far with snow. I’m not sure how we’ve managed to dodge the white stuff for so long – over 150 days and counting – however I’m sure it will catch up with us once we are back home in Canada.


A snowy day – barefoot atop Pamukkale, Turkey

While this photo isn’t something I’d usually choose to feature – besides my handsome model there isn’t really anything special about the shot – I do like the way I was able to freeze the snowflakes in midair to highlight that it was in fact snowing (a feat much harder than it looks).

For everyone that preferred the preview of spring that we shared on last week’s feature, fear not, there is always next week.

*In a disheartening turn of events (aka being sucked deeper and deeper into the swirling vortex that is the internet), it turns out that Phil’s prediction is actually determined ahead of time by a group of top hat and tuxedo wearing idiots men that call themselves the Inner Circle – because this holiday wasn’t weird enough already.

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