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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Winter is upon us

This is the view out my sunroom window. That's Pioneer Peak, about 3000ft of elevation, of which the top 500ft or so is covered in snow this morning. Yesterday it was bare. The Chugach range behind Pioneer Peak is solid white.



Winter is coming early this year. Maybe the Republicans are right, global warming is a myth!

10 comments:

  1. I have inch-tall ferns growing in what would otherwise be mud. You have stately pines and mountains. So not fair. :p

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  2. Well, yeah, I wasn't bitching. Did it sound like bitching? 'Cause I meant it to be more like bragging. Bawahahahahaha!

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  3. Yep, heard that wonderful word on the Weather Channel the other night, snow. It's not here yet, but yesterday as I was working in the yard with my wife I asked her if she thought we'd get an early winter (last year didn't happen until January, but that was mostly me praying because our plow trucks weren't working right and we didn't have replacements yet, got them right before Xmas, that's when I stopped praying).

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  4. Steve, yeah I remember following your town's trials with the snow removal equipment last year. Glad you got that resolved. Here, we're used to snow, and most of us have our own equipment and clear our own roads. But down there, yeah it's a disaster when the town/country isn't prepared. I used to live in MD, and if one flake fell anywhere in the DC metro are, it was like the end of the world. It's 37 degree F here this morning - snow is not far away. Some time this week I need to put the chains and plows on the 4-wheelers, not my favorite job. Where'd the summer go? Of course, here it's only 4 months long so I might have missed it ;)

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  5. Yeah, just wait'll March comes around, when spring starts down here in Georgia. We'll see who's laughing then!! *shakes fist*

    I grew up in Indiana, so the way I figure it, fall doesn't start until November, and winter is just February. The people who grew up around here think it's fall now but they're sadly mistaken. It's 80 out, it ain't fall. :p

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  6. MWT, I always loved Savannah in the fall. Beautiful city. But, my God, Man, how you find your way through those traffic circles is beyond me.

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  7. Ahh... Savannah pathing. :) Gotta love those salt marshes.

    Back when I first moved here, my morning commute was to go north, then east, then south, then east, then north. This took 40 minutes, and 20 of it was in the first north-then-east, which was through highly congested main roads (there aren't any other possible routes). After a year of that I moved somewhere that was past the north-then-east part. So now it's a giant U instead of a giant Z.

    I also moved to a different lab a year after that, and my current boss is a lot more flexible about me picking my own work hours. So I can avoid traffic even easier by just not driving when anyone else is. ;)

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  8. MWT, my wife and I used to visit a friend of ours who lived in Savannah. No matter how many times we stayed at his house, I would have to stop at the visitor center at the edge of town and call him to come guide us in. I think Savannah is laid out with malice aforethought, just to confound us dammed Yankees.

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  9. May I please draw or paint from your incredible landscape photo? I loved it at first sight and it's giving me ideas for pastel paintings or something like that. I'd credit you and link back to your blog of course.

    Robert A. Sloan aka http://robertsloan2.deviantart.com

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  10. Robert, sure have at it. Just do like you said, link back to the original on my site. Thanks.

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