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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

When is Cold not Cold?

Out of shadow into the sun
Although the real temperature this morning was 15 F (9.44 Celsius) when Becca and I left the house, the ambient temperature didn't feel too bad; that's because the wind was completely absent.  Had the wind been blowing at, say, 10 mph the temperature would have felt like it was 3 degrees Fahrenheit.  How do I know this?  I used the National Weather Service's wind chill calculator to do the math.  By the time we finished our hike with JC and Shaque it was feeling downright balmy out.  Not really.
Large Torrey Yucca

Revving her engine to get started

Blue sky over Tortugas Mountain

You can tell how early it is by the length of Becca's shadow


Dr. K said...

Those large yuccas seem to dominate the winter landscape.

Scott said...

Becca seems impervious to the cold. She's seemingly up for anything as long as it's outside.

packrat said...


Here's what one website says about the Australian cattle dog's coat:

"The shorthaired, weather-resistant coat needs little care and is very easy to groom. Just comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. This breed tends to shed its coat once or twice per year (depending on sex status and region)."

If you're interested in knowing more about the breed check out this site:

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