Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Friday, January 16, 2009

Skywatch Friday- The Frigid Edition

The scene shown is this photo from last Sunday isn't really terribly cold- it's in the mid 20s. The thin clouds veiling the sun are ushering in some truly frigid temperatures, however. As I type this it's -21° F (-30°C) out. It has not been above 0°F (-18°C) in about 36 hours. We will get above zero later today. I hope you are warm wherever you are.

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At 08:25, Blogger People with Cameras said...

Lovely photo - but I feel your pain, lol. I'm near Toronto and we're getting pretty much the same.

At 09:22, Blogger Sara G said...

Awesome photo!!
Take care and keep warm!!

At 11:03, Blogger Gallicissa said...

It is 28°C here and I have no complains about it!


At 12:18, Anonymous Mark H said...

We've been hoping all's well...OUR house wouldn't stand up to that kind of cold. Sorry that Portland's beautiful dry sunny 50 degree days...OUR high pressure is waving clear over to you and bringing down that numbing cold. We'll keep a fire on for you.

At 14:51, Blogger Walker said...

Beautiful, stunning, thanks for sharing.

At 15:41, Blogger robin andrea said...

I wish I could send you some of the balmy warm temperatures we have here. Seriously, it's in the 70s! Do you think someone could send us some rain?

At 15:57, Blogger Homer said...

I thought about turning the AC on in my car this afternoon.

At 16:46, Blogger Chilmarkgirl said...

Doug- we are in Stowe VT for the weekend- to ski- it is -6 right now- tomorrow is suppossed to be better(0-4)-I want to ski- but YIKES.....

At 17:47, Blogger Lemuel said...

Stay warm, Doug! Hug a hubby!

At 22:11, Blogger SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Nows the time to visit sunny HOT SA. :) Just count the days till you are off to Florida Doug, that should keep you warm.

At 22:34, Blogger Ur-spo said...

it is 72 degrees here and sunny
it is about 75 degrees in FL.

soon baby

At 08:09, Blogger Dave Coulter said...

Here's hoping your corner of Siberia is warmer today ;)

At 10:21, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's only slightly warmer in southeast Michigan. Brrrrrrrr!

We will really appreciate summer this year.

At 15:32, Blogger Doug Taron said...

People With Cameras- Welcome to the Tapesttry. It's gotten warmer (relatively) here in Chicago today. Hope it has for you, too.

Sara G- Thanks, things are mch better today. Welcome!

Amila- I'll bet it's always nice in Sri Lanka.

Mark- Have you guys lost all of your snow? Your photos from a few weeks ago looked so cozy.

Walker- Thanks and welcome.

Robin- Enjoy!

Homer- Just another perk of living in paradise. I'll be in Florida in 2 weeks, otherwise I would seriously think about heading out your way.

CG- Well don't go and get frostbite. But have fun skiing!

Lem- Thanks. You stay warm too. I hear this is all headed out your way.

Joan- I'm not counting the 12 days until I go to Florida.

Spo- Really looking forward to seeing you guys.

Dave- We were warmed up enough to have the Fen workday today.

Wren- We will indeed. Did you get much lake effect snow out of the arctic blast? Or was it too cold even for that?

At 05:08, Blogger cedrorum said...

I don't care what you say, 20F, about what our lows here have been, is still cold :) Oh, and I'm still waiting for you people up north to send some of your snow down here.

At 11:21, Blogger Doug Taron said...

cedrorum- Hi, long time. Good to hear from you. Have you guys really had no snow at all this year? How unusual is that?

At 16:38, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

I am warm and I have been out birding like crazy. I caught a Plumbeous Vireo eating some kind of green bug at Sweetwater wetlands last week. I'm trying to get caught up on housework, blogging and email. I'm still way behind with more posting and birding to do!


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