Wednesday, December 17, 2014

615 Bough-zer

This scene is along the path leading directly south from the garage through the open gate. The family Chesapeake and I went to examine the snow laden white spruce. There were some interesting bunny tracks in the snow leading between the white spruce so I set up my easel. However, the Chessy soon destroyed those tracks and added some of her own. The snow was still heavy on the boughs from the snow storm of the week before and a fresh 2 to 5 centimeters had fallen the previous night so that everything was white.
The conditions were quite reasonable to start with. The winds were light from the northwest and the temperature was around minus 4 Celsius. By the time I was finishing up in the mid afternoon, the wind was out of the northwest at 30 to 40 km/h and the temperature had dropped to minus 14 Celsius. The wind chill was brutal and the paint all froze. I had to retreat. Can you spell "cold front"?
The title is after the slang word used on "Inspector Gadget" that the kids used when it was a popular cartoon. Would you believe.. the voice of Inspector Gadget was Don Adams, Agent 86 from "Get Smart".

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