January 2007

January 2007

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cold but beautiful morning in Oswego, NY

This morning was one of those snow-crunching, lung-burning, clear, sunny, and COLD mornings here in Oswego.  The temperature was -1 at my house, which was pretty warm compared to other communities. Lake Ontario keeps us "warm" in the winter and cool in the summer.  Fortunately, I had my camera in my purse today. On my way to work I couldn't help but make some detours to take some morning pictures.  The Varick Dam, on the Oswego River, was breathtaking. The sun had just come up and mist was rising off the river just below the falls.  
The pictures are beautiful but also a bit eerie looking.


It was so cold, the steam station started up today. The only time we see it running is in extreme cold or heat.  It was stunning against the gray-blue sky. You can see where the sky was darker out over the lake - behind the stacks, where there was a band of snow.



7 comments:

  1. Pretty pics. What is a steam station?

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    1. It produces energy by National Grid. We also have dams on the river and 3 nuclear plants.

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  2. Very cold here, too, but I love it. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  3. Yes it has been very cold , you captured the chill perfectly

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  4. Hi, Bonnie! I was intrigued by these photos--quite unusual for this land-locked gal!
    I didn't have lots of time to explore your "place" and stopped with the post about the suitcase hothouse! I'm going to come back later and look at that more closely.

    We were supposed to have ice here this morning - but as far as I can see in the dark, it is slush and fog. I'm hoping our flight to CA this morning is not delayed. I am looking forward to a warmer climate for a few days.

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  5. Great photos, the light is hitting the water just perfectly to capture the fog.

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  6. Amazing shots of that wonderful view over the Varick Dam. -1 sound fantastically freezing cold to me. I've never experienced such temps.

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