Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cold Is A Relative Term

Ptelea, of Pajama Library, defines cold as eight degrees with blast of wind-blown snow. No argument on my part, those conditions are beyond cold, they boarder on the verge of brutal! Could it be possible for it to be cold at a higher temperature?

On Saturday morning, I decided to take a trip down to the Columbia River and see if I could capture what a cold day in Astoria looks like. I left the house at 9:30 AM and the temperature was hovering at 35 degrees. The skies were gray and threatening but for the first time in days, it was not raining! Upon my arrival at the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuse, I was greeted by light rain that quickly turned to snow with flakes the size of half dollars.

This is how the refuse look for 1/500 of a second during the first Saturday of February 2008, and yes, it was darn cold!

1 comment:

Ptelea said...

Oh - I agree that cold is very relative. This is the time of year that I start thinking of spring. Earlier this week, we had highs in the low 20's but this weekend is supposed to be in the 50's. If I haven't been out much, I can get cold in my 65 degree house!