Monday, December 21, 2009

A Winter's Hike

Emma and I went on a winter's hike today, from our house in the hamlet of Černý Vůl, to the neighboring village of Únětice.

The sun was shining, the snow was sparkling, and all seemed right with the world.

We threw snowballs, crossed a frozen pond, watched fat snow birds in the trees, and had lunch in a cozy hostinec (or inn) in Unetice, where we ate spiced pork and dumpling and schnitzel, washed down with a cold beer (Emma had a sip).

I also had a little fun with the Camera Bag application on my iPhone.


  1. I love these pictures. You turn the cold, the snow, the frozen world into something lovely.

  2. Really great photos Grant. I can sense the crispness underfoot and the chill cold air. Superb! Seasons greetings to you and your family.

  3. Wow, these are great photos. How does the application help?

  4. Wow. Thanks everyone! You're very kind. The Camera Bag application for the iPhone allows you to take your photos and apply various filters and effects. One of them makes your photo look like an old Polaroid. Another makes your photos black and white. There are lots of others. You can have a lot of fun experimenting.

  5. Absolutely beautiful! I love the pic of Emma sipping your beer. She is growing up so fast, and is so perfectly lovely!

  6. Thanks, Heather. She's a beauty, all right!