It's snowing, big soft flakes that melt when they hit the ground. The outside world smells cold and snowy, and the birds are quieter, their calls muted by the flakes. Buds are thickening on a few trees; with the changing climate it is difficult to know whether that is seasonal. It is noticeably colder today, … Continue reading Winter Appears
A cloudy, chill day; the rain has stopped for the moment. We may have snow later but it will likely not stick. Last Tuesday I awoke to a brilliant reddish sky; sure enough the old mariner's saying proved correct and by evening we were in the midst of a storm. Hopefully all this rain will … Continue reading The Fate of Horses
A pleasant afternoon, cool with a smattering of fluffy white and gray clouds scudding across the cerulean blue sky. There is just the hint of a breeze, just enough to move small limbs a tad. We are a third of the way through January and it still seems like November as this winter without a … Continue reading Where Is Winter?
Today is warmer, in the forties, and cloudy. We had flurries of snow Christmas eve and Day which buoyed our spirits. Both days were cold by local standards. This followed a two day storm of rain and intense wind. There are limbs down everywhere still; after all the storms we have had this year one … Continue reading Awaiting The Turning Year