Saturday, November 22, 2008

From Moonrise to Sunset

Check out the Astronomy Picture of the Day's site for a glorious panoramic view of the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Many digital images were painstakingly strung together to provide the viewer with this visual treat.

Looks kind of cold, doesn't it? The city reminds me a bit of Corpus Christi, Texas, with all its white buildings. Lovely!


steven said...

hi goldenrod! nice pic of lisbon - looks rosy warm to me!!!

last night i went out to barbeque and had to get a hammer to loosen up the lid and then i found that i'd left my spatula out there and that it too had frozen solid onto its holder!!! luckily the propane flowed and dinner was very very tasty!!!

sixteen below here in peterborough!!!


Goldenrod said...

Sixteen below!?! Is that Centigrade or Fahrenheit? My lord, Steven!! And you're barbecuing outside?!? I cannot even beGIN to imagine such a thing.

That's WAY early for you guys to be experiencing such cold weather, isn't it? I remember many many January and February days up north when it was 25 or 30 degrees below zero (F.), but never in November - at least not to my recollection.

'Been there done that' with a hammer ... ugh!

We're 'chilly' down here, but nothing compared to you! All things are a matter of perspective, aren't they? Try and keep those fingers nimble, Steven. Gosh, when I think of what your gas or electric bills must be, I shudder - big time!

So much for 'global warming' (imo).

PS. Did you break the spatula trying to get it loose, pour hot water on it and make it even worse, or say "Fugedaboudid" and grab another?

steven said...

that's celsius so in fahrenheit that's 3 fahrenheit. i've bicycled to work in minus 28 celsius - that was cold!!!

to bust loose the tools - actually a couple of wacks with the hammer and they were loose. a little snowy/icy but all good!!

gas bills? wellllll it's a few hundred a month give or take a couple of hundred. it's a little cold for the time of year - the snow is fairly normal. last year we'd had deep snow on the ground for a month by now but last year was a record year.


Goldenrod said...

Now, what can I tell you? You've caught me napping again, literally, and I'll be running in just a sec to the dictionary to find out the difference between 'celsius' and 'centigrade' ... learn something new every day, right? (Even for this addlepated brain - and yes, you may borrow it. No need to give me credit. Good word - just terribly old-fashioned - thought it fit.)

Before I adjourn to the dictionary, however, and make an attempt to try and educate myself further, I'd just like to add that I don't care if it's Fahrenheit, Centigrade, or Celsius ... that's friggin cold, Steven!!

Goldenrod said...

It's taken me a few minutes (or more) to come back with this added comment. My dictionary (circa 1976) says that 'celsius = centigrade'. What's with THAT?!?

Do I need a new dictionary?

steven said...

yep - freakin' friggin' cold!!!! my wife announced to anyone who cared to listen - and to anyone who didn't - that she was no longer spending any more winters freezing her arse off. i'm not sure what that means for the future of the family in terms of location but it sounds fairly serious!!!!

keep the dictionary goldenrod - i still have my high-school dictionary - it smells old - it is old - it's full of beautiful amazing words!!!!!