From this morning’s Ithaca Journal:
December was an average of 5 degrees warmer than normal in Ithaca, according to data collected by the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, and produced only 1.3 inches of snow all month. This month has been more than 7 degrees warmer, with 6 inches fewer than normal snowfall for this point in January.
On Thursday, Ithaca experienced weather more than 10 degrees warmer than normal for Jan. 12, with season-to-date snowfall measured at 24 inches below normal.
1.3 inches of snow in December… a trace last week… it’s been almost impossible to capture any wintery scenes! So yesterday morning, when the sun rose and I saw white flakes descending from the sky, I grabbed the S90 and flew out the door (taking care to get dressed for work first.)
First stop – before work – I walked a little way around Beebe Lake to capture this shot of Sackett’s Bridge:
Second stop – lunchtime – I took a few pictures of the tower, but liked this tree better:
After work, I caught the sunset. Here I’m cheating a little by showing you a similar shot that I took last week (yesterday’s shot is here):
And finally, I took this shot on my way to the car:
Although I’m not a big fan of winter, the snowy landscape provides some special photo opportunities. Now I just wish it was a little warmer and drier!