Dec 13 2008
Just now we’re having two days of winter.
On Thursday it drizzled, rained and poured heavy snow-filled drops. Miserable weather but excellent for ducks as Dan Yagusic discovered when he found, among other things, two long-tailed ducks on the Allegheny River.
It was a lot of rain – so much that it flooded the Monongahela parking wharf - but the rain changed to snow overnight and coated everything white.
I was stir crazy from staying indoors so I walked to work on Friday and took this picture in Schenley Park. Not an inspiring photo, but you get the idea. As if we needed to be convinced it’s winter again, it was 17 degrees last night.
Today it’s clear, sunny and bright. The snow may stay through this afternoon but it’ll certainly melt tomorrow when the temperature climbs into the 50s again.
I shouldn’t complain. I’ll be doing the Buffalo Creek Christmas Bird Count tomorrow and will appreciate the warmth. But I really do prefer winter white.