Vince's First Winter in Ithaca
Greetings from the frozen North! Usually I wait until a big storm to post
pictures, but this year we've had a huge number of moderate storms plus
Figure 1:Example moderate storm with bonus looming icicle.
Temperatures have been cold. The second week of January it
was a bit ridiculous, coming into work it would be -2 °F at noon
(-20 °C). I don't think it got above freezing the entire month of
January and February hasn't started off any warmer.
So have I frozen to death? To the surprise of many, no I haven't. The secret
is wearing multiple layers and covering most exposed skin. Thus I end up
looking like the picture below.
Figure 2:Bundled up
As I said, the snow has come in every-other-day 4" spurts. But the snow is
cold and dry and drifts. So the view out my window is gradually getting
obscured by an ever-growing drift, which is now approaching 3 feet in depth.
Figure 3:Big Snow Drift
This wouldn't be an update if I didn't have a picture of a waterfall.
So here's Triphammer Falls all frozen up. Note the giant 3-story high
icicle to the far right in the picture.
Figure 4:Frozen Triphammer Falls
Enough about the cold, should we mock Vince's LED Lights again?
The local pharmacy actually had them in stock, so I bought a string of
4-colored LED lights to accentuate my existing blue string. And this time
none of the lights have stopped working. Below is a picture. The
apple-shaped light is my iBook
Figure 5:Colorful LED Lights
You might wonder if I did any traveling this holiday season. The answer to
that would be yes, I went to Maryland and also to Cape Cod. Why don't I have
exciting pictures like in previous years? Well I managed to catch the flu
soon after arriving on the Cape and was deathly ill through new years.
So thankfully, no pictures of that.
Finally, what you've all been waiting for: pictures of me looking foolish in
a Russian Hat.
Back to my pictures page.