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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

TCC for 4/29/08

The Caretaker's Concern 4/29/08
Lake Temp. 36 F.
Ghetto temp. 49.5 F. and rising.
Island tmp. 46 F. Yesterday's L/H: 49.5/50 F.
Current conditions: Mostly clear, little to no wind.

The rain continued off and on through the previous night and into the early morning. Overcast for much of the day, eventually the clouds gave way to the Sun later in the afternoon. For much of the day there was a good North wind, blowing at around 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 20/25, perfect for burning, and so the Caretaker did so into the evening and through part of the night. Come dusk the wind let up for a while, it was a lovely quiet close to the day as the color and light leaked from the sky, draining West, making room for the East to fill with stars. The recent cold snap of dry air has mopped up all the haze and humidity creating a bright night sky of stars.

The weather report calls for temperatures to go below freezing tonight, thankfully the Lake has warmed up a bit so it most likely won't go below freezing here on the Island (due to radiant heat from the Lake), but it is supposed to be on the cold side tomorrow with wind, and cold again tomorrow night, below freezing again. It was a quick Spring, nice Summer, short but nice, and Autumn went so fast the Caretaker didn't even notice it. Looks like it is time to break out the Winter gear again. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Pole walking, also known as Nordic walking, by either name it is just walking with two walking sticks, however, Nordic walkers are usually those who take it to a different level. For example: Nordic walking marathon. Casual or extreme, however one chooses to practice it, the experts say it increases the effectiveness of one's workout by 40 to 60%.

Special thanks to both N. and C. for their information on the white flowering bush mentioned in yesterday's report. The bush is locally known as a Shad Bush, and the Shad-bloom is believed to occur when the Shad (a breed of fish) begin to run North on the Hudson to spawn.

--The Caretaker


Bruxa da noite azul said...

Uauuuuu beautiful picturs:) muito bonitas mesmo:)i wish i could take pictures like that;)

The Caretaker said...

Thanks for the compliments, glad you like the photos. I'll share my "secret": take lots and lots of photos over all, and certainly more than one of your chosen subject. For every photo posted on my blog there are anywhere between 6 to 12 photos (somtimes more, sometimes less) taken of the particular subject from different angles and/or using different settings on the camera. Follow that basic advice and you will be able to take better photos (however, from what I have seen on your blog, you do quite a fine job of it already).