February 10th

Ice_2_edited_100

winter has returned

our "January thaw"
which typically lasts a week, maybe 10 days
lasted all month.
i admit to feeling betwixt and between
it was so warm
so mild
it was hard to remember that the vernal equinox
is stil many weeks away.

6-12 inches of snow tomorrow night?
that's what the tv people are saying.
it feels like it could happen:
cold
very very cold
birds are busy at the feeders
i'm going downstairs to turn up the thermostat
and check the seed supply.


December 17th

Icy_willow_72_watermarked

gratefully, the predicted ice storm did not come to us
(and i guess Laura has power, since she could post
on her blog today)
but i must say that when ice does come
(but only a light coating, please!)
it can be truly magical
this was how a weeping willow looked
one winter morning not long ago