Wednesday, January 6, 2016

1186 Fire and Ice

From January 2012... Freezing rain again ... but a warm fire in the wood stove. No one is moving anywhere. About 4 mm of ice coats all surfaces - especially the smaller branches which are very efficient as ice collectors.
The number one priority was to stand outside and experience the freezing rain first hand - then go back inside to paint in front of the fire. Three doe bounded across the field while I painted. By the time I finished the painting, the atmosphere had lost the above freezing layer aloft and large flakes of snow had replaced the freezing rain... I won't bore you with the atmospheric details of what this means... but it means a lot to a meteorologist. The weather is seldom dull.

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