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Reader photos: Snow much fun!

Bad pun, I know, but it really does describe the reader-submitted photos we have here on at the Daily Item.

They show how people are trying to enjoy this tremendous amount of snow we’ve seen this year. I mean, make the best of a bad situation, right?

And…..we’re getting more snow early next week, so expect more snow pictures!

"Kiersten and Megan Strohecker pose with a 16 foot seasonal friend." Photo by Rebekah Strohecker, Sunbury

“Kiersten and Megan Strohecker pose with a 16 foot seasonal friend.”
Photo by Rebekah Strohecker, Sunbury

"Frozen Susquehanna River," Photo by Tedd Wenrick, Beavertown

“Frozen Susquehanna River,”
Photo by Tedd Wenrick, Beavertown

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The Best of #SochiSelfies

It’s officially the Olympics of the selfie.

Athletes, spectators, etc. are tweeting them with the hashtag “#SochiSelfies” and sharing their view of the games with the world.

Now, I hate selfies. I used to take them back before they were cool (I mean, how else were me and my friends supposed to all get in a photo together?!) and I guess I’ve gotten bitter with the focus on filters and perfectly “messy” hair.

Anyway, despite all of that, I think it’s super cool to see these behind-the-scenes glimpses at the Olympics.

Here’s my favorites:

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Frozen photos

We’ve all talked about how it’s cold.

But sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. There’s nothing like seeing the icicles form to see how freaking cold it really is.

Yesterday, there was a fire in Danville, and our photographer captured the chill perfectly:

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Around the country, it was much the same story, as illustrated is ABCNews.com “The Week In Photos:

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Ann Arbor firefighters work to put out a fire that engulfed Happy’s Pizza in Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 7, 2014. Firefighters worked for several hours in temperatures that dipped to minus 15 degrees to extinguish the blaze at the pizza shop. No injuries were reported. (Melanie Maxwell/The Ann Arbor News/AP Photo)

Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014. A high of 2 degrees is called for on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014. A high of 2 degrees is called for on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow, as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow, as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

Stay warm, people!

Snowflake season

Most times, it’s hard to see the individual snowflakes amidst the snow pile. Snowflakes never seemed like individual things of beauty, but rather just part of a larger, mushy mess.

But not this year so far. This year, it seems like the snow has gone from huge piles of mushy white snow to fluffy, individual flakes.

I’m serious.  Take a look, ignoring the reflection:

photoI can actually see the individual patterns and lattice work that goes into each crystal.

I have to admit, despite my hatred of snow that’s it’s very refreshing. It makes it a little nicer to start your day off seeing it.

We got about 1.5 inches yesterday in the area, not too much, but enough to be messy and a pain.

Do you have any snow photos? Send them in – awislock@dailyitem.com!

Facebook response: Chicken and roads

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Get it – chickens, roads … the possibilities are endless.

So we put it out on Facebook – “How would you caption this?” – and we got some great responses. Here’s some of my favorites:

Got any good ones?

Reader Photos: fun with animals

It appears Daily Item readers are having some fall fun getting up close and personal  with animals, as evidenced by the cool photos they’ve submitted recently.

There’s some cool shots of all kinds of critters, from birds and insects to deer – my personal fall terror.

Enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the Valley’s animals!

Two deer near RB Winter State Park in Union County. Photo by Joseph F. Rebar, Shamokin

Two deer near RB Winter State Park in Union County.
Photo by Joseph F. Rebar, Shamokin

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Reader photos: Orange effect

There have been some really pretty reader-submitted photos lately, many of which seem to have an orange motif.

Though, to be fair, that’s not really a surprise, since it is the color of the season!

So enjoy these photos and look out tomorrow for my own special Halloween photos!

"Grasshopper at rest" by Crystal Doresky, Milton

“Grasshopper at rest” by Crystal Doresky, Milton

"Red sky at night might be sailor's delight, but we get rain for two days." by June Campbell, Northumberland

“Red sky at night might be sailor’s delight, but we get rain for two days.” by June Campbell, Northumberland

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Reader Photos: Foggy Valley

I’ve opined on this blog my fascination with the fog that continues to creep up here, especially at this time of year.

And apparently I’m not the only one that feels that way.

Carol Lamparter of Selinsgrove sent in a couple of good photos of some spiderwebs in the fog, and they’re pretty cool:

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Now, I hate spiders, but I do like these photos. The fog and the spider combination seems to make for a nice, creepy Halloween atmosphere.

I’m getting excited!

Fall scenes in the Valley

Our photographers have been busy  capturing some beautiful fall scenes in the Valley as the leaves are really turning vibrant colors and shades.

I was traveling through Sullivan County this weekend and the leaves were GORGEOUS there too – but as a safe driver, I have no pictures of that.

So we’ll have to settle for these wonderful shots!

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Coming back to some great reader photos!

I’m in my first day back at the office and I was greeted by some pretty good reader photos on our website.

It’s a nice refresher for a Monday morning, which also happens to be the Monday after a vacation- womp, womp.

Here’s some of the standouts:

"Bee Meets Morning Glory," by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

“Bee Meets Morning Glory,” by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

"Balloon floats over Montour Preserve," by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

“Balloon floats over Montour Preserve,” by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

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