Sunday, October 12, 2008

Six Degrees

As our supper guests left last night I noticed it felt much cooler than usual for 8 PM. A check of the thermometer showed 33 degrees. It hasn't been that cold this fall even in the early morning hours. It was definitely time to bring in the last two flowers from the deck.

This morning I got up about six. The house was comfortable. We have no heat other than the passive solar from the sun room. The temperature in the sun room was 65 degrees. The outside temperature was 6 degrees.

Snow on the mountain.
The first snow of the season fell on the mountain last weekend. (Larger version)

Just after we finished breakfast this coyote came through the yard. (Larger version)

National Forest.
This is a forest service road on the edge of the national forest near where we have been cutting firewood. (Larger version)

Rabbit eating a mum.
We had a large potted mum sitting on a low retaining wall for about a week and assumed it was safe. This rabbit proved us wrong. Evidently he has an appetite for blossoms, leaves and stalks.. (Larger version)

Sun room.
The eastern half of the sun room. There are five additional windows and about 15 feel to the left of this view. (Larger version)


Blogger Tim Hodgens said...


I'm envious of your 65 inside in the early morning and 6 outside temperature differential. That comes from a guy and gal who are wondering about what it will be like here this winter in the NorthEast.

Would you be interesting in recapitulating what you did to maximize your south facing windows to make the most of your solar capture.

We have a south facing wall with a number of double paned windows facing into our living room. When the sun is out we can capture quite a bit of heat during the day even in the winter but the heat dissipates rapidly in the evening even with all the other things we have done to make our home more winter ready.

BTW, if you have done posting already on that, perhaps you could just direct me to those links.



10/13/2008 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Buffalo said...

The rabbit was my favorite of the pictures. Don't know why either.

10/15/2008 08:36:00 AM  

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