Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"Sunrise Stratocumulus"

The temperature was minus 2 Celsius at 7:30 am and I was out standing on the back hill again. Even stratocumulus is exciting with the morning light. There was a light northwesterly wind but even it was enough to make me feel really cold. My bare hands can't take the cold any more and the light breeze made it pretty brutal. I can take the cold but I can't take the cold and the wind. I froze my hands while painting "Wild Life" in 2003 and they haven't been the same since. The ice had reformed on the pond overnight and it was thick enough to support the Canada geese that continued to stake out there territory on it.
Note that with the northwesterly winds, there were some streets of dary grey, old stratocumulus aligned with the wind while waves of stratocumulus perpendicular to the wind direction can be found at the top of the planetary boundary layer. The weather is always interesting!
By the time I was finished, the stratocumulus had turned into cumulus.
11 X 14 (inches) Started Tuesday, April 10th, 2007.

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