The weekend was not just record warm. In much of New England temperatures were six or seven degrees above the old records for the date. This, probably inevitably, was both a welcome intermission in an already warm winter, and fuel for discussions of climate change. Continue reading
New Year’s Eve. Another cool, wet stretch, the ground saturated, water standing here and there. This morning’s wan sun has disappeared behind thick cloud. Dark will fall early. Christmas has passed and we await Christmas. As I have aged I … Continue reading
A snowy day. Earlier the snow had essentially stopped and the sun had come out. Now the clouds have lowered and we are receiving intermittent bursts of moderate snow. The feeders are covered in birds.
A bit of rain to begin this warm, muggy late-summer morning. Now the sun is out, abet wanly, its light reflected off the puddles. We have turned the corner of the year and are now headed into autumn. The goldenrod … Continue reading