Boom and I woke to a foggy sky, but none like most of you have experienced. The fog photos are gathered below in one area and show the sun rising. At these temperatures,the cold is wringing the moisture out of the air,but freezing the droplets instantly.They then fall to the ground as little ice crystals. Normally in the winter my parka collar is coated in frost from my breath, just as Boomer's muzzle is frosted. On these walks my collar was coated, but so was my parka overall with tiny frozen ice crystals; so, was Boom's guard fur. You can feel the cold drying your skin and lips, which gives you a tingling feeling. But you have to be careful of exposed skin as the tingling can turn to a numb feeling, followed by a small white dot, a sign of frostbite.
Please don't comment about what bad people we are. Do something about it!!! Are you going to feel it.? You bet. Here's just a few areas: rising insurance rates, higher disaster costs to Governments already broke ,higher building costs to meet changing conditions, rising cost of water,now a more rare commodity,and higher food costs as parts of the continent dry up to name just a few ways.
A post to I'd Rather Be Birdin', Our World Tuesday, WBW. Click any photo to see the slideshow.
|Front view of Starling in non-breeding plumage.
|A coy Startling
|Its all mine.
|I see you.
|A very formal Redpoll
Just a note to Sallie: I used the word Convocation because the doves in the previous post looked so formidable. It's not the correct collective noun as far as I know.
|Redpoll in bright sunshine.
|More bright sunshine and Redpolls
|Frosty snow on the branch
|Pink skies previous to the temperature drop.
This is the fog we awoke to. In the next sequences you'll see the sun rise giving an orange and then a yellow tinge to the sky.
|Sun above the trees.
|Sun still rising.
|Side view Starling
|Redpolls in sunshine
|More Pink skies.
|Redpoll in -40's.See the frost on him