Thursday, January 15, 2009
you know its cold when the river freezes
(pitcher by Gary Rith, Emily our fat little kitten in a box, and Penny overlooking Fall Creek)
Fall Creek is a fast moving little river behind our house. It froze partway in December and has been open since, which the ducks and geese appreciate. Yesterday the snow and ice at the bridge by out house started to build and freeze. It was around zero last night and I suspect the open water in this pic is now all frozen for maybe most of the length of the creek. Last year it froze so fast that it was smooth and clear as glass and the guy in the house across from us was skating on it (no way would I ever walk on ice!).
Got a package the other day and Emily has turned the box into her nest, and I am wicked pleased with this pitcher--a first effort at this type of polka dots.
I was noticing yesterday that according to our old thermometer, approx. 10 1/2 below c is also about 10 1/2 above f. And we all know -40 is the same in f or c.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 6:19 AM