Thursday, November 19, 2009

Frosty Day

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The days are getting shorter and shorter. I go to work in the dark, I go home in the dark. Pretty soon I will be eating lunch in the dark and picking up Uyaana from school in the dark. This also means there will not be much picture taking in the dark. Most of my free time will be in the dark. So enters the photographic lean season.

I figured I would take some photos while I was running work errands today. Gotta take photos while the sun shines, right? It was a cold and frosty day with a bit of ice fog. In the first photo you can see how low on the horizon the sun was at it's highest point today.















The ice fog in the air settles on anything that is still long enough. This is the fence across the street from my office.



Even the ravens are frosty.



Ice fog caused by vehicle exhaust.

















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5 comments:

fireweedroots said...

You live north of the Arctic Circle, so your days are shorter than ours are presently - but I know exactly how you feel! I left work at 1.30 PM today and because a cover of clouds it was already getting dark...

Gramma 2 Many said...

I am cold just looking at the pictures. It is the one part of Alaskan life that I do not miss. I hate being cold with a passion.
I do remember the kids going to school in the dark and coming home in the dark though. They walked every day too, about 1/2 mile. Now the mommies down here are kicking up a fuss because bus service is being cut for children who live in a one mile radius of the schools. Cost saving.
As always, Cathy, love your pictures!!

JackDaddy said...

Wonderful pictures! I look looking at things covered in ice - picturewise that is!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Cathy--I miss kotz at times and these pictures bring back great memories! The cold, not so much but no hate. Thanks so much!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Brrrrrr! The chain link fence pic brings back memories of writing names and such on the fence's rime ice.