And This Is December!
FTLComm - Watson
December 28, 1999
It was difficult to see the countryside in perspective yesterday as we drove to and
from Regina. The temperature just kept on rising and by the time we reached the
city there were huge puddles laying in the streets and on the way home we kept passing
flooded ponds with water laying on top of the ice. This remarkable weather situation
is expected to continue for some days yet when you look into the past we discover
that perhaps at other times this has occured but it is just as obvious that last
year (a very warm winter) the temperature was a mild -28.
The picture above is merely a section of the QuickTime
VR below that I clipped out to show the extraordinary display as the sun set.
(If you do not have QuickTime in your computer click on the link and go there and
download it as it increases your computer's functionality and let's you see panoramas
like the one on this page.)
The scene near Watson is so typical of Western Canada and last night's sunset
with its wide range of hues is represented well in this panorama. The digital camera
automatically set its exposure to the light it saw and as I wheel around it changes
its settings and creates the abrupt changes you see in the image. The panorama begins
with the Camera pointing due North toward the plant just West of the town as these
pictures were taken about a mile from the South edge of the community.