Sunday, January 23, 2011

In the Dead of Winter!

We know our regular readers in the Midwest, mostly friends and family, have been suffering through some of the coldest temperatures, and worst winters in recent memory. Well, I've been good so far about not bringing up the weather here, but it is about time to say - NYAH, NYAH! Since the start of the year, we've had remarkably consistent weather, high temps in the upper 60s to low 70s, approaching 80F at one point! On clear nights the lows still drop down to the mid 30s, so it is still pretty cool at night, but with remarkably warming during the day. And in the last month, the sunset is now over 30 minutes later, so there is time to get a walk in after work with the sun still up.

These shots were taken Saturday - the first time I've worn shorts this year on my stroll. Photo options were limited, low sun, not much in the way of interesting greenery since even our spring is a couple months away, but I couldn't decide between the two shots, so you get them both. A pair of self portraits with my new Droid-X phone camera.

More of the same expected this week temperature wise - also no rain - our last precipitation was 30 December (we got a whopping .5" in December!), nor any expected the rest of this month. Pretty dry compared to last year, when it seemed to rain every few days! Still, not a bad way to spend a Winter...

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