Yesterday, for my lunch break, since it was about 68° f, high wispy clouds, bright sun casting speckled shadows across the pavement through the trees, showers of colorful crisp autumn leaves blowing about, I took a co-worker's 11-year-old grandson for an hour-long motorcycle ride on rural 2-lane backroads, wearing light nylon windbreakers.
You can have the 50% grayscale skies with white stuff on frozen ground.
I think dreary is days-on-end cold rain, of which we get too much - that's your 50% grayscale; but 68˚F is when I shed as much clothing as decency permits and I'm still too hot. Happens a few days in July and August. I'm with Jacob — Let it snow!
Cold here, 20 below zero for 1 week in the NW Rockies. Thanksgiving day wild west to southwest winds warming to 40 above this weekend, wild weather this time of year. Maybe get a tractor to plow out the 6' drifts on the driveway in 2011. My trees look the same, at 20 below it hurts to breathe, Happy Holidays to all !
It seems there may be local cooling, at least in the winter, at least some years. Wild weather seems more certain.
Last winter was late and hard, then late hay, and a very late harvest partially drowned in rain after a hot and dry summer.
No one here remembers so much snow in November.
You want to see snow?
You are welcome to visit my FaceBook almbum from the other day here http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=312388&id=661033372&l=5744e37e54
It is a phantom of a memory of clear weather, from before the snow started falling again, emerging from somewhere beneath the conscious level.
So you have fine weather, too; the photo evokes a really nice feeling.
in oklahoma we just get super cold, super fast wind... and ice. it only snows like once a year here. it's nice to see all these pictures.
except last year, we had that huge blizzard on christmas eve. did anyone hear about it outside of ok? oklahoma drivers dont know how to drive on lots of snow. haha
And what a beauty, Peter. Do you know its favourite flower?
Is that why it is called Iceland, Steve? Is it really a car bonnet, not an ice elk?
Edit: I have been unable to post earlier today. After trying a number of other things, clearing the cache made it possible.
Evidence is scanty, but I have reason to suspect that it is the dandelion.
A first for us, after thirty years in these parts: yesterday we saw a lynx, crossing the highway. Lots and lots of snowshoe hares for it to munch.
One of my favorite examples of art in nature. Thank you.
Edit: Unfortunately, no photo of lynx.
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