Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sunrise

I have to admit that I'm not getting out to get pictures now that winter is here as much as I do in the summer. And now having missed most of a month posting, I'm going to have to back up and use pictures from the past few weeks. Hope that this seasonal disjunct doesn't throw you for a loop too much.  Just remember there's actually snow on the ground here.  Today's photos are from a beautiful sunrise two or three weeks ago. Again the pictures were taken by Mrs. F. G.





Amy, from New Zealand asked yesterday how cold it gets here.  Well, much of the winter here ranges between freezing and -10° C, but there are regular days when it's more likely between -10° C and -20° C.  But every year we can count on at least one week to 10 days of -30°C or so. If that comes with a strong wind that can be bitterly cold! But often the coldest days are actually the rainy days that are just above freezing in November and everything feels so damp.  By the time the -30 days arrive in late January or early February, we're used to winter so we're prepared for it.  At any rate it's likely a lot colder than the north island of New Zealand!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful sunrise photos. Amy, wonderful to see another Kiwi here. Here in NZ we don't often get to that degree of cold, in the early 1900's Ranfurly recorded a -25.6C , in Central Otago, South Island. Here in the North Island the colder temps would probably be in the Central Plateau where the Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe Mountains are .Cold, no wonder staying indoors is a lot more inviting than facing the freezing cold.

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  2. I love those pictures! And we have had a couple of freezes but no snow, and today it's actually balmy with rain out there.

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  3. Those fire sky pictures are breathtaking!!

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  4. What an interesting sky and you captured the beauty of it. Very nice!

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  5. Heading home after a week in Florida with kids for our Thanksgiving. Not looking forward to the cold weather, but we will not have the lovely snow that you have! Those sunsets are stunning.

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  6. Awesome skies. To get these photos you have to be alert.

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  7. Gorgeous skies! -30°C is uncomfortably cold.

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  8. Hello, beautiful skies, the clouds and color are gorgeous. Have a great day!

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  9. Outstanding photos and colors. Down here at this time of year it's just gray and damp -- UGH!

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  10. It's a lot colder than here too! I can't help but wonder how tough it must have been for the pioneers who settled these lands, as well as the first nations people. The incredible skies would not be compensation enough for me.

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  11. Mrs. F.G. takes beautiful sky shots!I started shivering as I read the negative numbers in your temps. Shiver!

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