Winter Inside and Out


Looking south-southeast. (Click on photo to enlarge.)


This morning when I looked out the window I felt like I was in a Currier & Ives* setting. Sparkles-cold-white outside. Christmas tree-warm-colorful inside. Perfect for some sort of Irish Mocha Mint commercial.

Each of the photos in this post includes contrails*, with a more recent one (i.e., more of a straight line) in the second photo. Before seeing these contrails, I had just watched the news reports about airport closings and canceled or delayed flights out East, with approximately 450 people spending the night at LaGuardia. Yikes.

As I watched the jets/contrails today, I couldn’t help but wonder how many of the people in those jets were counting their lucky stars that they weren’t stranded in an airport.


(Click on photo to enlarge.)


I didn’t know until today that “contrail” was short for “condensation trail.” How did I miss that? (If you didn’t know it either, come on and raise your hand!)

(Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s blog’s home page.)


One Response to “Winter Inside and Out”

  1. Clara Hoover Says:

    Pretty enough to be a Christmas card.

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