Saturday, January 17, 2015

MINOR MELT?


According to local weather soothsayers, today's high temperature is supposed to flirt with the 50˚F mark! If true, we should certainly see a minor melt of the snow and ice along the river. 

Not all is likely to disappear, of course—not unless such unseasonably warm temperatures linger for several days. Which isn't the current prediction. While they say we'll have daytime highs slightly above freezing, at least into the middle of next week, it's more mid-30˚s to low-40˚s range, and back to below freezing at night. Better than sub-zero double digits, but not apt to erase all of winter's frozen delights.

However, I've been wrong before. And if I know anything about weather, it's that it's unpredictable. So just in case, I thought I'd share this upstream river view from a couple of mornings ago—with the sycamores all varnished gold by the rising sun, and the shadowed water's long, liquid sapphire undulation—all framed by a white, snow-covered ice shelf that may or may not be hanging around.   

      

16 comments:

Gail said...

HI GRIZZ - happy Sunday to you and your lady-love. Great picture, again -shows Winter's confusion in detail and stunning awe. It is warm here today,45 degrees or so and misty. Very calm and relaxing - easy to absorb. Simmering a marinara sauce to put together a chicken parmesan - the cutlets are all cooked. Will have some pasts on the side, a tomtaoe-olive-basil red onion salad and a nice glass of Italian red wine - perfect Sunday
Love Gail
peace.....

Momcat said...

When were you wrong? Lol

But seriously, it felt springlike yesterday and not bad today, a welcome relief to the body for people and animals, and for the lower heating bills.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful river shot...we can take relief in the fact that early darkness is lifting every day!
It's just a matter of TIME!

Grizz………… said...

Gail…

Yesterday—Sunday—was a delicious day here, too. I slow-cooked a big pork roast, studded with bits of garlic, and accompanied by potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celery, onions, herbs and seasoning. Plus brussels sprouts sautéd with bacon, and fresh Italian bread. An old friend came over and ate with us—so good food and good company.

I think Friday managed to hit 50˚F here, and today it's supposed to reach the mid-40˚s…but snow is predicted for tomorrow and for several days thereafter. It is winter, after all. But right now it's pretty out and there are lots of leftovers in the fridge. I'm not complaining.

Grizz………… said...

Momcat…

Yes, indeed—I actually was wrong once upon a time. Possibly even twice. Possibly.

Since you liked Saturday, you doubtless also like today. Just don't expect this mild interlude to last. Winter is simply catching its breath…there's more of January, all of February, and at least some of March yet to come before we can break out the shorts, tees, and flip-flops…though some of us ought to be considerate of where we traipse about in such attire in case there are visual innocents nearby. (I mention no names; we're all responsible adults here.)

The next six weeks will really add to our daylight length. No more mid-afternoon twilight!

Momcat said...

Ha... Sometimes by mentioning no names, you mention names!!

Grizz………… said...

Momcat…

Sounds rather too oblique for me. I'm probably not capable of such wily expository.

Momcat said...

Never heard you holler uncle before! And in such an elegant way...

Grizz………… said...

Momcat…

Ummm…my jocose raillery was obviously misinterpreted as acquiescence. Perhaps I've misjudged your grasp for the elliptical pasquinade.

Momcat said...

I've had no time since yesterday to ruminate over your supercilious rhetoric, but I'll be back with a response ... perhaps this evening. Now, it's off to the Animal Resource Center Tour! Yes!

Grizz………… said...

Momcat…

Hey, save both of us some effort. You lunge, I parry. It will always be so, you know. So stifle that response urge. Take the evening to lick your wounds. Pet the homeless furries. Adopt one, even. Then retreat to your comfortable lair and watch your new TV rig. I'll try and get up a brand new post tomorrow…and you can then begin your frivolous assaults anew. :-D

Momcat said...

Bring it on!

Grizz………… said...

Momcat…

Couldn't resist, huh?

Momcat said...

What - "getting the last word?"
heh-heh

Grizz………… said...

Momcat...

Yup.

sage said...

beautiful photo of the river!

Grizz………… said...

Sage...

Thank you. It's the view from my cottage. From the lower right corner, the house is about 5 feet to the right and 8 feet up from what you see. Ever changing, always pretty.