Wet and Cold   2 comments

It didn’t look much like we’d get the predicted rain at dusk yesterday.  It had been warm all day, and I got out and worked Bella despite a busy day.   You just had to go outside.  It felt like April, and was in the high sixties.  We got another sunset worth recording.

The mountains were glowing in rose and blue.  This is at extreme telephoto range, so  it’s a bit blurry; but I loved the colors.

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Is this what they call alpenglow?

The Knittsie Chicks had their Christmas potluck and white elephant gift exchange last night, and it was a lot of fun.  (I got a beautiful knitting book — hardly a white elephant!) By the time it was over, we walked out into the rain.  It was a cool drizzle, but by the next morning we’d gotten about .14, and it had turned cold.  We’ll just barely get above 50 today, and there are a lot of frost and freeze warnings for the next couple of nights.

Of course, there are just as many that don’t think we’ll get anything below 34.  It’s hard to know what to plan for, but the crew knocked out the plugs and drained the above-ground water lines for the arenas.  The horses drink enough to keep the water moving in the rest of the lines — usually.  Sometimes, though, there’s a lot of water line fixing after a freeze.  And Billy has a light bulb — the old-fashioned kind — in a bucket over the main water pump gauge.  It looks strange at night, like a really ugly Christmas light.  The incandescent bulb, though, provides just enough heat to guard against the pump controls freezing up.  We bought a lot of bulbs when they banned them, but I don’t know what we’ll do when we run out.

I’ve stayed in all day, reading, knitting, and enjoying the fire.  It’s felt really good.

And WordPress is behaving itself today!

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Posted December 19, 2012 by stablewoman in Weather

2 responses to “Wet and Cold

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  1. Great post. You better buy lots of those bulbs. Happy holiday!

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