Tuesday, March 10, 2009

That's My World Tuesday #21: Don't Like the Weather? Wait a Minute... PLUS Special Note for TMW Players

Can't show enough of your world? See the item at the bottom of this post

"Price Lake, Monday Afternoon"
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC - February 2001 (Click to embiggen)

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"Price Lake, Wednesday Afternoon"
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC - February 2001 (Click to embiggen)

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There's a common witticism in North Carolina that if you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes and see what it does next. That might be stretching things just a bit, but as you're about to see, the weather here is a little unpredictable. Below are two shots of the same scene at Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. Neither of them by itself is especially remarkable, but when you know that the two photos were taken less than 48 hours apart, it gives you an idea of just how fast -- and how drastically -- things can change.

Monday wasn't exactly warm, but pleasant enough that a sweatshirt was sufficient outerwear. Clearly it was pleasant enough for picnicking lakeside.

Sometime between 4:00 and 6:00 am Wednesday morning, though, a frontal boundary pushed a cloud across the top of the mountain leaving behind it six inches of new powder and rime icing on any exposed surface. Temperatures dropped better than 40 degrees in the process, and I returned to one of the places I'd shot two days earlier to document the difference. No picnic weather today!

Item of interest for all you My Worlders. Nicole B has a Photo Scavenger Hunt running thorugh the 15th of March that might be of interest to you. If you participate in That's My World Tuesday, you probably have a number of these already in your archives because the subjects are definitely slanted towards a "local" theme. The hunt ends March 15, so you still have some time to get yours together.

If this sounds interesting, you can find out all the details here: Nicole B's First Photo Scavenger Hunt. So what's on the list? Thought you'd never ask. Here's the list of prompts:

1. Local Currency
2. Local Flag
3. Local Food
4. Something Rusty
5. Local Wildlife
6. Local Nature
7. Local Stamp
8. Part Of Your Neighborhood
9. Traditional House
10. A Local Person
11. Local Weather
12. Local Transportation
13. Traditional Local Clothing
14. Night Sky
15. Sunrise
16. Local Product (Non Food)
17. Something Furry
18. Something Feathery
19. A Sign Of The Season
20. A Part Of You
21. Your Main Hobby
22. A Local Shop
23. A Local Restaurant
24. A Street Sign
25. A Local Mail Box

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Tranquility said...

Haha... fantastic - and so similar to my post this morning too! Strange weather we're having lately. ;)

Sylvia K said...

OMG! What a difference! But we've been doing the same thing here -- warm sunshine one day then drop to the 20s! Oh, spring, please hurry!!
Thanks for sharing Mojo! Beautiful shots!

fishing guy said...

Mojo: Nice capture of the neat area.
I actually did something similar.

Photo Cache said...

Oh my goodness! My entry is weather related too. Hope spring starts its arrival in your world pretty soon.

Photo Cache said...

OOOps, my entry is over at http://ewok1993.wordpress.com.

Janie said...

Great representative shots of the weather changes. We've had weird weather, too, but probably not that much change in a short time.

Liz said...

We have the exact same saying here in New England! And the weather did the same thing too - yesterday I got sweaty walking the dog at the park while wearing just a fleece pullover, today it's back to the winter coat and boots with snow/sleet/freezing rain/slush!

SandyCarlson said...

What a little snow can do! In five more minutes, were the daffs back up?

The Good Life in Virginia said...

sounds a lot like here in the greater roanoke valley in virginia...we had 5 inches of snow a week ago and now the temps are back into the high 70s...go figure.

enjoyed your post.

have a great evening.

maryt/theteach said...

I love those shots, Mojo! But I'm abstaining from SNOW for Lent! Ha! :)

Ishtar said...

Sheba for sure wouldn't mind what the weather would be - that nature would be too interesting and she'd just have to go and discover!

Dirk said...

The winter doesn't seems to end yet. In Belgium still cold (5°C) but now snow.

Jeannelle said...

Haha....clever post. Nice photos. Actually, we use that same saying here in Iowa, too. Happy MyWorld traveling!

Today's Blah... said...

How fast this could change...they are both beautifully shot though. I love that last one with the white snow. :)

Babooshka said...

Your weather sounds very British- wait a minute. It definitely has a feeling of spring around the blogs. Love your description of the snow made me laugh and the images cool winter rivers.

Guy D said...

Great photos Mojo, and I know what you mean about sudden weather changes, just a few days ago it was +6 degrees Celsius here in Regina, last night it got down to -27, and -37C with the windchill. Yikes!

Have a great week!
Regina In Pictures

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a really beautiful setting, even with the snow on the banks.

Indrani said...

That is a drastic change in weather in two days. Thankfully the temperatures here don't fall to freezing points in my part of he world.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Wow. That makes me crave weather. Here in Southern California we have two kinds of weather: Sunny, and once in a very, very long while, rain.

Makes me miss snow.

Swarna said...

And what do the weather men say? They usually say - "Global warming may not be the cause, we need to study trends for moore number of years and seasons before we can know for certain."

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

We had a 56 degree change in 1 day here last week, so I know how you feel!

lisaschaos said...

So, you didn't want to picnic in the snow? Ah, come on, where's your sense of adventure? By the way, the trees are making an A for you if you are doing that challenge anytime soon. :)

kcinnova said...

So many places I have lived use that same saying about the weather, especially in March! Last weekend it was 75 degrees - and I just read that we are expecting a couple of inches of snow on Friday night! All of those spring bulb plants are going to be mighty confused by the weekend (if the deer don't eat them first).

Lily Hydrangea said...

weather seems to be on everyone's minds! I guess we are all waiting for the sun!
Thanks for the scavenger hunt tip.
: )

allhorsestuff said...

Oh we do so love change, don't we...and even though we are still in the thick of some cold and gray...look at that change you caught! Loved it!

Shadow said...

wow yes, that's fast!

Anonymous said...

WOW! It seemed like the sun was just teasing. :-) Nice post. Thanks!

Carver said...

That is so true about NC weather. I did a post like that about Raleigh last week. Good shots for the post.


Ha - nice captures showing the difference! Wish I could have done the same - but nope! Not a chance! The difference where I live is; Is it snowing a lot - or not so much! :)

Have a nice week!

Tarolino said...

Actually they both are very nice in themselves just as pictures. Both have a special atmosphere of their own. Even nicer it is when you change from one season to another practically over night. That is very much how the spring season goes here in Finland but as of yet it hasn't even started.

Barb said...

Here in CO when we talk about changing weather, our saying is: "Ten minutes or ten miles." I think you'll be posting green pics before me.

W. Latane Barton said...

Fantastic comparison. Same kind of weather here in Tidewater Virginia.

NicoleB said...

What a difference a few hours can make.

NicoleB said...

Question: are you posting pics for the hunt here?