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Friday, December 11, 2015

gall-twist

A gall in a dried aster stem with a twist of morning glory vine

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 50 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 4-8 mph. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 29.80”. Yesterday’s high was 54, and the overnight low was 37.

Forecast:

Unseasonably mild conditions will persist as a strong Pacific airstream (thank you El Niño) continues across California into the intermountain west and upper level troughs generally lift out across the Great Lakes and track north and west of our region. This pattern will maintain a general south to southwest airflow regime over the north country and will continue during the near-term and beyond. This will set up near record highs today and well above climatological averages for middle December through the next 5-7 day period.

We’ll see mostly cloudy this morning, becoming partly sunny later in the day. Highs will be in the mid 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy. Lows will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and west winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 28. We picked up 3.5″ of new snow and had 16″ at the stake. Our power was out.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 35 and lows of 21.
The record high was 61°F in 1966.
The record low was -13°F in 1958.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST
Sunset: 4:12 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 01m
Length of Day: 8h 55m
Tomorrow will be 0m47s shorter.

The Moon is new, 1 hour old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:05 AM EST
Moonset: 4:53 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I’m not sure what happened to this shot as I was taking it, but when I viewed it on my computer, I was struck by the odd and interesting curve of blackness that seems to melt and bend the background of the photo beneath the subject—an aster stem and insect gall. Some quirk of optics and electronics methinks, but I really like the effect!

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 20mm prime, ISO 200, f/1.7, 1/2000″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. Deb Parrella

    Great photo of a goldenrod ball gall. And coincidentally another blog I read had a photo the same phenomena. Read all about it at: https://naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/goldenrod-ball-galls-provide-important-source-of-winter-food-for-downy-woodpeckers/

    December 11, 2015 at 9:39 am

    • Hi Debby,
      Yes, I subscribe to the Naturally Curious blog as well and saw that post. I wasn’t sure if this was a gall on an aster or an aster though…

      December 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

  2. I was going to say the same thing as Deb! Great bloggers think alike I guess 🙂

    December 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    • And for lack of snowy scenery, what’s a photographer to do?!?

      December 11, 2015 at 3:54 pm

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