“OK, A Kinda Touristy Photo…”


20141022_6675web…made by your intrepid bicycle photographer while riding on CR 347 – just to debunk that Florida has no seasons. It was a sunny 60 degrees F or, as my Grandfather would have said, 12.4 degrees Réaumur – on a sunny October day.

About christian harkness

Photographer and printmaker; living and working in north Florida.
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5 Responses to “OK, A Kinda Touristy Photo…”

  1. Lori M-I says:

    11. 75 °Ré here in Ontario on the Northern shoreline of Lake Erie though we’re all about the Celsius (14.7 C). Back in your grandfather’s day Imperial Fahrenheit would have been all the rage here. =)

  2. :)
    I can’t believe we are still ‘doing’ Fahrenheit here! Makes little sense. So, how many people do you think have even heard of Réaumur?

  3. Lori M-I says:

    I would imagine if one is a weather fanatic you’d be more likely to have a familiarity but other than that I’d think for most it’s an obscure term of reference. I happen to be married to a man who regularly visits different weather web pages, follows the weather on his phone, makes sure to view the weather report on the local 6 pm news nightly, and actually watches the weather channel. So weather isn’t just a matter of small talk at my house. He can’t be the only one….or maybe he is ;)

  4. Is Réaumur used/referred to at all in any country??? Just found this on Wikipedia:
    “The Réaumur scale saw widespread use in Europe, particularly in France and Germany as well as Russia, as referenced in works of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Nabokov.[4][5][6] By the 1790s, France chose the Celsius scale for the metric system over the Réaumur measurements,[2] but it was used in some parts of Europe until at least the mid-19th century.[7] Its only modern use is in the measuring of milk temperature in cheese production. It is used in some Italian dairies making Parmigiano-Reggiano and Grana Padano cheeses and in Swiss Alp cheeses.[8] In the Netherlands the Réaumur thermometer is used when cooking sugar syrup for desserts and sweets.”
    My Grandfather was born in 1870 and German – so that makes sense – but even he must have been a ‘hold out.’

  5. Lori M-I says:

    I’m sure it’s obscure now mostly relegated to mention in documentaries, crossword puzzles, and arcane practices such as Dutch candy making. For sure your grandfather must have been a hold out.

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