Thursday, January 15, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - Bright and Cold


An Alberta Clipper blew in from the west last night last night, and we woke up this morning to minus 22 degrees Celsius, or about minus 3 Fahrenheit. Either way you look at it, that's pretty (insert expletive of choice) chilly. At least it's not windy. But minus 22 is nowhere near my personal "best" for winter. That record was set when I was living in the Alberta foothills, and experienced straight temps of minus 40C (at minus 40 degrees, Celsius and Fahrenheit meet) quite regularly there. Add in the wind chill and the temps there can just about fall off the charts. So if I keep in mind how cold I have been, perhaps today's temperature here on Lake Erie's north shore won't seem so bad. Nah, who am I kidding, it's still cold!




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38 comments:

Lin said...

love your photo, amazing with such cold there is still beauty outside...hang in there, stay close to the fireplace.

bobbie said...

the perfect Sky Watch!

This photo says it all.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Brrrrr Deb...I have never lived up north so cannot imagine those kinds of temperatures. However, somebody opened the freezer door in Tennessee. Our low this morning was 10 degrees. We’ve had some snow–but just a dusting. It’s blowing around in the air mostly!!!

I gave my birdies some extra breakfast this morning!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

Crystal clear and beautiful! Great photo! I have to admit it's cold enough for me here and believe me it's no where near yours! Again, I'm reminded of my Montana winters!

Ackworth born said...

phew - I've vowed to try and not complain about our weather having heard what is like over your side of the pond.

Bradley Myers said...

Your photo portays the weather in many parts of the country these days. Good sky watch.

ilanadavita said...

Great choice for SWF

SandyCarlson said...

This week is definitely not what the January thaw is all about! I love this branch. It looks like it has worked hard to reach for the sun.

Shellmo said...

love this crooked old branch! It was -18 last night. You're still colder!

Som Mine Dager Er, said...

What a beautiful winther photo. You really catched the beauty in it! Love it!

Marit

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yep, minus 22 is cold for sure! It was minus 24 here. Does that make you feel a teensy bit better? No, I didn't really think it would. ;-)

Nice photo. It says "cold."

Photo Cache said...

You have earned your badge for braving such cold temps. Well at least you have blue skies, right?

Ruth said...

My skies are no warmer than yours! It was -25C here in Kitchener this morning. Can -40C feel much worse? I don't want to find out! Lovely photo of our clear, cold skies.

Quiet Paths said...

The air must be quite bracing today in your neck of the woods. Yikes! Now you are getting it. Love the shot here. It says pretty much that it's cold! Here they call that a bluebird sky.

Dewdrop said...

So cold! I can't imagine going through cold like that. I love your capture with the icicles on the tree... fortunately, I can experience that through you vicariously... without the cold!

Ida said...

Great shot!
COOL! :)

Kathiesbirds said...

Love this shot! I've looked up at many a branch from this perspective! It sounds like you have experienced colder temps than I, though I can come close with -35F and wind chills of -50F when I lived in Presque Isle, ME! Believe me, I don't miss it!

Wren said...

At least you have the beautiful blue sky - that helps, at least a little.

It was -1 F when I left for work this morning. I think it's the first time I've experienced below-zero temps in my life. (Yes, sheltered - I know!)

Gill - That British Woman said...

Yep, it's nippy cold around here isn't it!!!

I love that photo, its perfect.....

Gill in Southern Ontario

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Hi there,
Stunning portraiture!I love trees and sky- am an artist and photographer. Unusual photo, too. (That was my "hot air" to warm it up where you are hehe, but in a serious way about your photo.)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

That photo describes the cold perfectly, doesn't it? It's cold here but gosh, overcast skies and no blue skies! Maybe tomorrow!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Cloudia said...

BRRRRR! Aloha-

the7msn said...

I can't even imagine what that cold must feel like. Maybe it's time to take pictures of the sky out of the window. Stay warm.

me ann my camera said...

When you're there and the temps below zero, its cold no matter where you are!! And its getting that way down here in the Maritimes now too.

Lovely skywatch photo.

Rose said...

You better believe it, that's cold! And while I am glad to have some snow, I don't enjoy the being cold to the bone just from stepping outside. I like that picture--about to forget to tell you that!

Barbara said...

Nature does make great beauty. You have captured the beauty well.
Smiles B

Greyscale Territory said...

Even though the cold may almost be beyond belief, there is still such beauty around! Great to find to warm the spirit!

Steve Buser said...

I am sitting down here on the Gulf Coast shivering. Enough already. Please don't send any more cold our way.

I like the photo.

Arija said...

Great shot, snow, frost and icicles. You can't ask for more than that.

hitch writer said...

Thats an unbelievable capture, I can almost see the ice melting and dropping !!!

Sioux said...

Nice juxtaposition...blue sky and icicles.

magiceye said...

brrr....
keep warm!

Indrani said...

Unique shot! -22? I wonder how you all manage really?

Etje said...

Beautiful photo en the color of the sky is great.

angela said...

Now that is cold. It would be too much for me. Years of living in the south have softened me up. I love the ice on that poor crooked branch..

Bird said...

Whoa, chilly! And that is a cracking icicle if you don't mind me saying so! I'm relieved that our UK cold snap is over, beautiful though it was...

Squirrel said...

Love the tree arm!

Mary said...

Oh, I love that clear blue sky! Have a great weekend, and stay warm!