Depending on your perspective, this could be a photo of a tree with a bright coloured background, or a sunset with a dark tree in the foreground. Because they are primeval, because they outlive us, because they are fixed, trees seem to emanate a sense of permanence. And though rooted in earth, they seem to … Continue reading Removing the Colour
The best laid plans... When we booked our 2 week trip back to Alberta (from our winter abode in Arizona) we were optimistic that the brutal cold would be over by early March. It wasn't. The last night we were in the chilly north, the wind chill temperature was -40C (-40F.) Is wind chill something … Continue reading It Was a Quick Trip Home
Yesterday (Friday, February 22, 2019): Our Arizona back yard (north of Fountain Hills). Heavy wet snow caused quite a bit of damage to trees in our area. Today (Saturday, February 23): View from our roof top patio - The Foothills just north of us. I'm not going to complain about the cold weather and snow … Continue reading Arizona Snow Yesterday and Today
Weather in Arizona - usually temperatures are described as warm, warmer, hot, hotter, or real hot. So far this year, though, warmth hasn't been a factor here at all. With that thought in mind, can you guess what these close-up photos are? The top photo is frost on the fabric top of a convertible. The … Continue reading Wednesday What’s That?
It snowed here again. I think this is the 4th time since early September that The Car Guy has had to plow the drive way. I wield the shovel - I am the Cleaner of the Walks and Photographer of the Event. Snow is often an event, especially if there is lots of it and … Continue reading Spotted in my Yard – The Rare Red Couch
There is a reason why we talk about the weather so much here in rural Alberta... Early October, and it is the first big snow of the 2017-2018 Winter. The good news is: the UV and Pollen Counts are really low. The not so good news is that the tractor is still set up for … Continue reading First Big Snow – It’s a Home Day!
Not enough snow to play IN! Just enough snow to play WITH! Photo filters are courtesy the program Topaz Studio. Any interesting weather in your part of the world today? When was the last time you had a snowball fight or built a snowman?
March is a strange month. It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations - I’d rather be here where it is warm: Than there where it is cold: This … Continue reading I’d Rather Be… Here than There
It was very cold here in Alberta in late December 2017 and early January 2018. The overnight low temperatures were below -20C (-4F) for 7 days straight during the holiday season. The lowest temperature was -31C (-24F). January 2018 was briefly milder before sinking into another 4 day stretch of extreme cold. When it finally … Continue reading Frozen – As Cold as Mars