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Old 12-21-2009, 05:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I WANT MARCH!!!!
I mean, I love winter, especially in the mountains when you see only hardcore hikers, and you sleep in a tent in 3ft of snow @ -22*C. But I'm starting to be like our cat in my old years - more sun, a walk in the garden, yawning and stretching. And I'm not that old!!

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Old 12-22-2009, 03:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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...as whispered to Julius Ceaser: "...beware the ids of March..."

...high winds (in like a Lamb, out like a Lion...etc.) are hell on MPG!
Aaaaah, but if the March wind is warm, then it's the bike that gets the beating

(OK, twice this past week the bike had go through 10cm of snow in -15*C weather. The worst is the salt they pour on the roads - it just kills my chain.)
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Today is the day I've been waiting for!
Now, I can see where the house shadows are falling in the backyard..
You should post a picture of the summer solstice shadow too. When your PV panel is up
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Saturn Sky convertibles and Pontiac Solstice sports cars....why don't we get those here?
Great pics too by the way.
Never seen a white Christmas but hope to some day.
Merry Winter Solstice to all from the South of the Equator.
Stay safe and see you all in 2010.

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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the solstice.

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You should post a picture of the summer solstice shadow too. When your PV panel is up
If my wife lets me buy the panels!!
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Saturn Sky convertibles and Pontiac Solstice sports cars....why don't we get those here?
We don't get them here any more either. Cancelled!

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Stay warm Metro MPG.
Just saw you are in Ontario and the on news last night the piece from there was about the storms and blizzards.
We are fighting bush fires here already and the general predictions are the new year will be even worse for that than this one was.

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Pontiac Winter Solstice pic for 2010...



Another lap around the sun!

It's that time again - solstice celebration for those whose biochemistry seems to include some amount of photosynthesis.

I'm not the only Northerner happy to know the sun will be a bit stronger tomorrow than it was yesterday: the photovoltaic battery bank in my shack has been slowly draining over the past couple weeks. The weak sun (and unusually overcast skies since the 3rd week of Nov.) can't even quite keep up with a few hours of laptop usage and minimal lighting (1 or 2 13 watt CFL's!) each day.



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One year later

Before:


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I posted this morning..
Solar Tracker Project - Page 19 - EcoRenovator

Like I said to my wife this afternoon, "Alright! Spring is on it's way"!!

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