A Word a Week Photography Challenge–Atmospheric

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My contribution for this week’s

 Word of the Week Challenge…

Atmospheric

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Growing up on a farm meant Dad always his ‘weather eye’ on the barometer around shearing, cropping, lamb marking and all those other weather dependent activities.

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This was Dad’s barometer.

Some of my earliest memories are of Dad giving the glass face a whack with his knuckle as he passed it in the morning.  A quick look would provide him with all the information he required about forthcoming atmospheric conditions.  I don’t think the morning knuckle whack caused the cracks in the glass.  This barometer is from the 1950s, maybe even the 1940s and is calibrated accordingly.

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MGW gave my first very own barometer/weather station.

This new fangled barometer also included a thermometer and a humidity gauge.  However, with one or two parts going missing before, or during, moving  house it was decreed not suitable for our new house.

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barometer_0477So it was, a few years ago, that MGW gave me a new weather station which measures all the atmospheric conditions needed to be known on a daily basis.

Barometer in the middle, temperature to the left and relative humidity on the right.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–”Atmospheric” 

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