Tuesday, January 31, 2012

lack of snow

A bright sunny day at -9, a four wheeler and a few people had being on the trail.

I was for a 75 minute walk, this field had soybeans in it, the stubble is short but not enough snow to cover the stubble.

A little farther away is a ploughed field and again not enough snow to cover the sods.
Normally by now there would be lots of snowmobiles in this area.
I played cards this evening in Warren Grove.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Of Ice and ducks

This is at Ellen creek at low tide, a lot of ducks enjoying the open water. I was out cycling for a couple hours, mostly sunny at +1

The Charlottetown harbour as seen from Victoria Park, again a lot of open water. Usually by this time of year there would ice fishing shacks on the ice, but none yet this year.

This is the North river on the north side of the bridge, again many ducks and open water.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunny day

A nice sunny day at +2, just a few puffy clouds around.

I was out walking for 90 minutes, although there is a lot of people walk in the woods area, I have only seen tracks of one other person this far from home, so I have crossed this field many time in the last couple months.

Official sunset today was 5:10, and this photo taken at 5:10 but it was still bright at 5:30 PM.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Clouds

We had snow then rain last night. I used the blower to clear the driveway, snow was very wet.
It was between 7:30 and 8:00 when I took this photos of the clouds.

The sun was hitting the edges of the clouds. The temp was +1 but later dropped to -2.

I was for a hour long walk mid afternoon, GPS indicated that I walked 3 km. The snow was crusted but you broke though it as you stepped on it. This photo taken around 4:00 and the sun was peeking out in places. I was to Hampshire to play cards.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cycling day

It was overcast at -4 when I went cycling this morning, the forecast was for snow after lunch.
This art piece is located at the Farmers Market.

The trail in the Charlottetown area was bare like as in the summer. I went as far as the Sherwood road on the trail but then it was icy so I went to the streets. I logged 30 km by the time I got home. The snow didn't start until 4:00 and then just a very light dusting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dalvay trails

Today the hiking group went to Dalvay and walked these two trails, about 5 km total.

This is the bubbling spring on the bubbling spring trail, there is enough heat in the water so that it never freezes.

This stone wall is around a old cemetery, there was light snow at -7 at the time we were on the trail. There was some sunny breaks later in the day.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cycling day

It was sunny at +4 when I went cycling, The river is icing over, the open is just around the bridge area.

There is ducks enjoying the open water at the bridge.

This photo was taken from Victoria park, some ice drifting around the Charlottetown harbour.
Before I got home the clouds moved in and the temp dropped to +2 when I got home at 3:30 PM, I logged 30 km around the city, all on streets or roads.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mild weather

About 15 mm of rain this morning and the temp is up to +6. Lots of water flowing in the creek, almost touching the foot bridge.

The flow of water is like what I would see in the spring thaws.

The field is almost snow free, still some frost in the ground. It still is +6 as I post this at 9:07

Monday, January 23, 2012

In was sunny in morning at -10, by the afternoon the clouds were coming and you see the edge of the front. By 4:00 PM it was up to -3.

I went for a walk in the afternoon, I went to the business park, The government sand pile for sanding the roads is getting very small.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Brookvale

I walked the trails at the Brookvale wood lot in the afternoon, took about a hour to complete the loop.

Fresh snow last night so I could tell that several people had walked the trail before me.
Full sun at -10. Near the wood lot is the Brookvale Ski park, lots of people making use of the hill and the staff were making more snow.

video

Saturday, January 21, 2012

fresh snow

The fresh snow fell without much wind, so it stayed on the trees.

One of the trails though the field, by the tracks there were several people out on the fresh snow before me.

Mostly a overcast day with the sun trying to shine though at times, temp was -7.
I was to Hampshire this evening for cards.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cycling day

I was out cycling for a couple hours after lunch, this is the new Provincial Manor as seen from the main highway. It is located on the west side of Charlottetown.

This ducks are in Ellen creek next to the North River road.

The Confederation Trail near the Charlottetown mall is bare. There was some sun in morning, overcast at zero when I was cycling, a hour after I got home it started to snow, forecast is for 5 cm.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter River

It was -10 when the hiking group started walking the Winter River trail.

There is a fair flow of water at this point in the river. After lunch I was to the wood lot for a couple hours.

video

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Of Ice and ducks

Light rain in morning, some sun in afternoon with a high of +6. Still some open water on the North River.

The close up photo shows that the ducks are still enjoying the open water.

This is the back side of the Jean Canfield Government of Canada building next the Canadian Blood Services building in Charlottetown. I donated plasma this afternoon, then attended a board meeting for Island Trails.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ballfield

Overcast all day at +1. I didn't get to walk today, I helped a neighbor for a couple hours at the chicken barn.

Photos are of the ball field, a little snow but need more before I can use the skis.

Monday, January 16, 2012

I was out for a hour long walk mid afternoon. Not a cloud in the sky at -9. There was a four wheeler on the trail earlier in the day.

Still very little snow, the Cornwall water tower can be seen behind the trees.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Clouds & sky

Around 1:00 I went for a walk, sky mostly clear at -12.

30 minutes later the sky had clouded over, we still have very little snow on the ground.

Official sunset is 4:52 but I took this photo at 5:14 and still light. The evening daylight is lengthening each day.
Thanks to everyone thank takes time to view the photos.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunrise

The sun is rising a little earlier each day.

Some ice gathering in the North River, this is looking south from the bridge.

Later in the day looking north from the bridge. I was to Montague in the morning.
At 2:30 I went cycling into Charlottetown and to Cornwall, I got home at 4:30 and it was -3.
The day was mostly sunny but a strong wind out of the west.
I was to Hampshire in evening to play cards. Now to watch some curling.

Friday, January 13, 2012

more bee nest pics

A few cm of fresh snow overnight, +5 when I went for a walk in the afternoon. I went by where the bees nest is located.

Something has opened it up on one side, I am thinking a bird of some type, maybe a crow.
I was to Winsloe to play crib this evening, first time this season.