Category Archive for 'Weather'

Nessus Sphinx & a boiling rain

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

What on earth is going on around here? Two posts in one day? Well, all I can say is that this sighting was just too nice to keep hanging around waiting to be written about.
Yesterday, I packed a lunch and Don, Sabrina and I tripped on over to Mill Pond Conservation Area to [...]

we’re here!

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

After something of a false start, I appear to be back to blogging. I have several posts waiting in the wings, but won’t put them all up at once lest I send anyone into shock. Anyhow, yes, it looks like I’ll have a little more time for writing now, so will try to [...]

snow world

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

On March 8th, I wrote about the rapidly increasing snow around the farm. Over the past couple of days, the mild weather has knocked the snow back quite a bit. However, we’re still left with heaps of it everywhere we look. Yesterday, driving through the parking lot of a large shopping [...]

snow update

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

As of yesterday, the Environment Canada data website indicates that we’ve had 373.7 cm (147.12 inches, or, if you prefer, 12.26 feet) of snowfall in Ottawa this winter. As of yesterday, the site shows 56 cm. (22.04 inches) of snow on the ground. I don’t know where they’re measuring that, but it is [...]

how deep is the snow?

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Yes, two posts in one day. Chalk it up to me finally getting my photo editing software working again (see previous post from this a.m.).
In the comments to my February 9th post, Wayne from Niches asked:
Snow! Take pictures of snow for your poor sweltering neighbors far to the south who only want a [...]

ice spider webs

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Yesterday, while sweeping the latest accumlation of snow off of the van, I found two “spider webs” on the left lower corner of the windshield. They were almost perfect ice crystal webs (click on above photo for a larger view). I’ve always thought it neat that certain patterns are repeated in nature.
The snow [...]

wave junkies

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

~ more notes and photos from my October trip to Oregon and California ~
There’s no doubt about it — my friend and I are a couple of wave junkies. No matter where we were along the coast, we spent many hours perched on high look-offs, or clambering about on rocky outcrops searching for the best [...]