Monday, February 12, 2007

First winter storm?

Lambertville Shoreline looking upstream at Lewis Island, shot late yesterday afternoon by Sharon Maclean with her spanking brand new Powershot

The way I see it, if the weather forecasters and their myriad computer models are spot on we will be seeing some snow that may ultimately be encased in ice. Elliot Abrams of AccuWeather does a good job of explaining the variables. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain? All the above?

The Delaware River at Riegelsville is down to about 3.50' which is fairly low for this time of year. I am not sure what role the ice in the upper Delaware may be playing in the water level down here in the lower Delaware. Tributary streams are low too. This is all good as we look toward the end of winter. Better to have low water levels when so much water is frozen and slowly accumulating on the landscape.

Sharon took a trip to NYC to check out an exhibit at the Guggenheim and that was the main excuse to visit the big camera store and purchase her fist digital. I promise I won't drop it in the river. It's a Canon Powershot, almost feels like a real camera, 8 pixels and great zoom, even accomodates a telephoto lens and tripod, does manual settings (not for me).

Speaking of photographs, visit Siobhan Royack's Red Bridge Studio website. She is a great photographer, one of her pics hangs in the bedroom (it features one of my canoes). Siobhan and her hubby Mark live along Cooks Creek in northern Bucks Co. I am partial to her wildflower greeting card selection. Visit now and order a pack.

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