Friday, January 25, 2013

Cold

Early last week we had an unusual cold spell, similar (but not quite) to the one going on back East right now. One morning our thermometer read 24f (-4c) – about ten degrees below normal. It only warmed up to 54f (12c) that afternoon, our standard 30 degree swing from day to night (we usually vary 30 degrees like that every day of the year, so when it gets up to 115 in July it does cool off to 85 at night). I looked out the kitchen window (yes, that new big one) to find the hummingbird feeder had been affected:


Don’t worry – we have two others scattered around, and they didn't freeze. This one also thawed out in a few hours. And this week the temps have been back to normal, low 46f, high 68f today (8c – 19c).

4 comments:

angryparsnip said...

We have similar weather to you but more rain and snow I think.
The last 4 winters have been so weird. We have had one cold front each winter dip down with a hard freeze.
I have a small citrus grove on the east side of my home that is just about destroyed. I lost 3 trees the first time and now I think the last remanding ones have just never fully recovered, were really hit hard.
It is so sad.
Love your photo today.

cheers, parsnip

Froggy said...

oh my....

Froggy said...

oh my....

Rob said...

I only recently realised you get hummingbirds in the American southwest. Hope we see some when we're over.