Friday, November 18, 2016

[jules' pics] Winter Wonderland

Yesterday it was cold, grey and snowing so we stayed at home a fought bitterly about climate sensitivity all day and then enjoyed the cultural experience of attending our Condominium Management Meeting. That was fun. Today it's back to business as usual, only the landscape has changed colour, and it is freezing cold outside instead of boiling hot.


winterwonderland

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NCAR
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winterwonderland-4



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Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 11/18/2016 06:08:00 PM

13 comments:

William Connolley said...

Is NCAR really, as it appears to be from your pics, all on its own in the middle of a wasteland?

James Annan said...

Well, to the extent that the Colorado foothills are a wasteland....yes. But the pictures are cunningly angled, NCAR is less than 1km from the urban area of Boulder but up on a mesa and outside the building zone (had to get special permission to be built there).

jules said...

The first pic is also from the middle of the Boulder Burbs. Also cunningly angled. I suppose.. :-)

David B. Benson said...

Not that far above my abode for a year back in the 1970s. Walking distance.

Hank Roberts said...

"Condominium Management"??

EliRabett said...

Have you perhaps bought another abode?

jules said...

nope. My Mum worked at NCAR, and my Dad at what is now NIST in the 1960s, and so our family has a long association with Boulder, which includes a condo. Just today we cycled up over Flagstaff to look at the house my parents built when they lived here. They built that one on rock and it looks good, so it's a pity that the one they built in the UK is on wet clay over sand... surely there's a proverb in there somewhere... ;-)

James Annan said...

What jules fails to mention is that she narrowly missed/avoided* being a US citizen by a matter of months (her brother was not so lucky/unlucky*)

* delete according to taste...

Hank Roberts said...

Windmills on the left horizon poking up above the haze, in that tree picture?

James Annan said...

Well spotted, there are a handful over there but apparently it's an experimental station and not commercial. Doesn't seem very windy here but maybe the wind blows more when the sun doesn't shine... Quite a lot of solar on and around the larger buildings, not as much domestic as we might have expected though there is some.

Hank Roberts said...

> Well spotted

I've got inlaws living over thataways so I was looking closely. I'll maybe get a closer look on a visit over the holidays.

Hank Roberts said...

ah, some outdated info: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/boulders-gigantic-wind-turbines-are-those-people.html

Hank Roberts said...

> fought bitterly about climate sensitivity all day

Can you get a transcript? It'd be interesting to read.
Maybe feed a voice recording through a Google telephone number ...