If you happen to be in Minnesota or Maine and reading this, you’re going to laugh at me but for Harrisburg, PA, 7 degrees is very very cold! In fact, it’s so cold that even The Pennsylvania Wanderer decided to stay in today. Well, except for a few minutes that is. I couldn’t resist the temptation to wander down to the Susquehanna River to take a few pictures and I thought my readers might enjoy them.
I’ve lived in the Harrisburg area for 17 years now and every winter, until last year, the Susquehanna has frozen over at least once. When it didn’t freeze last year I thought that maybe global warming had taken over. In fact, on New Year’s Eve 2006, it was 60 degrees and we were out in sweatshirts. Well let me tell you something, global warming hasn’t taken over yet! This week, we’ve suffered our coldest weather in several years and it’s continuing today. Here’s a shot I took from across the river looking back at Harrisburg. As you can see there are no breaks in the ice at all.
I did find one break in the ice back on my own side of the river. Believe it or not, there were actually some geese who weren’t smart enough to get out of the water. Just seeing them made me even colder than I already was! Most of the geese did decide that discretion was the better part of valor and headed for higher ground and I was close behind!