Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Steamy buildings

SkyWatch Friday
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Cold, cold skies over downtown Calgary in December.

Photos taken late afternoon with temps at about -18 degrees.

The slightest hint of warm air hitting those cold skies makes every office building appear as if they have their own little chimney - or perhaps it's a conspiracy to send smoke signals, or maybe it's even collaborative efforts to confuse Santa ? As if the guy didn't have enough to do last night!

The setting sun was starting to reflect beautifully in the towers of glass, but it was too cold for my little fingers to hang around with the camera, waiting for the brilliant oranges ...

But this is what was going on just to my right ...

Have a wonderful Christmas everybody and
my very best wishes for a peaceful and kind 2010.


  1. Neat skyline photos and the sunset looks to be a pretty one. Merry Christmas!

  2. I used to visit with the (ex) in-laws in Calgary for the Christmas holidays. When things began to heat up inside I would try to go for a walk outside, while always knowing in the back of my mind that the cold would probably kill me before the in-law insanity would do so!

    Ah, your photos bring back so many memories! Thank you for the holiday flashback, lol, and Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Oh, it does look COLD!! And you've captured the feeling!! The last shot is really gorgeous! Love the colors!

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

    Enjoy! Stay warm!


  4. Beautiful shots of one of my favorite cities. We had subzero for several weeks, but this morning when we skied temps climbed to a balmy 8 deg F when we finished up c. 11 a.m.

  5. Great city shots and some wonderful winter skies.

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Merry Christmas Ann, all the best for 2010.

  7. All the three pictures look pretty. Wish you a merry Christmas.

  8. Thank you everybody - I think I have tired to reply to your own blogs where possible - and Kaye, and very happy Christmas to you too!


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