Category Archives: weather

Beaded skirt

  Freezing weather, waves, and declining lake levels give rise to an interesting adornment on pilings: a beaded skirt. Waves splash water on pilings and at sub-zero weather, the water running down the pilings freezes in pendant beads. Then the … Continue reading

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Blowing snow

  Snow blowing off a pine tree reminds me of the springtime sight of pollen doing likewise.  

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Frazil

  A cold, windy atmosphere is a prescription for the creation of frazil.  Frazil is a collection of loose, randomly oriented, tiny ice crystals that forms in supercooled turbulent water. The air temperature is usually well below -6 °C, something easily attained … Continue reading

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January goulash

  This is a collection of a few images, none of which had its own posting in January. A flock of geese is seen flying in front of the Purcell Mountains. In case anyone wondered why it is called a … Continue reading

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Light play

  The play of light in the atmosphere is an endless source of fascination for me. The blue of the sky and the colours of the sunset are just the beginning of a cornucopia of optical phenomena. This morning’s walk … Continue reading

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Lake-surface oscillation

  The varying patterns that can be seen on our lake are endlessly fascinating. Photographers often seek out particularly beautiful ones, as do I, but I also seek the beauty of its physics. Pop pattern posting: With over 6500 viewings … Continue reading

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Post-posting ponderings

  The majority of my postings stand alone. Yet, sometimes following a posting, I continue to ponder it. This is a collection of five further ruminations made this last year. Speeding hare, Jan. 17, 2018 I was struck by the … Continue reading

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December goulash

  This is a compilation of a few images, none of which had its own posting in December. Indeed, December could be characterized as a month of sparse observations. Early in the month, Trumpeter Swans came through, but were often … Continue reading

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Larch

  When I was a child, I was told of two kinds of trees: deciduous and conifer. This distinction seemed odd, for these are not matching classifications: deciduous refers to a seasonal shedding of leaves; conifer to a reproductive structure. … Continue reading

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Underwater spring

  Video: It is rare that I think that a posting would have been improved by the inclusion of a video clip. I am usually more concerned with stopping motion than showing it. However today, a movie  clip would have … Continue reading

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