Tag: winter

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Acclimate to Winter

Most years, I dread January – cold, sleet, ice, and heavy grey skies. But not this year. Because winter started in earnest last November, I am already acclimated to the cold. I’ve slipped on the ice (once) and shoveled snow...

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Winter Frost

The drive to work this morning was magical. There was a light fog that put everything in a soft-focus. Plus, vegetation was glistening with a delicate layer of hoar frost. Hoar frost occurs when a winter fog coats...

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Happy Winter Solstice

It’s Party Time! We may be under the threat of a Winter Storm Watch, but today we celebrate the longest night of the year, and tomorrow we know that there will be a little bit more daylight every day until the Summer...

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February is National Bird-Feeding month!

I’ve been watching the little dark-eyed juncos at the bird feeder today. They keep hopping onto the tube feeder and then quickly off. I did some reading, and found that they are ground feeding birds, so would really rather...

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What does the warm winter mean?

In December 2010, I wrote an article about the coming of winter – “Slow down and take a cue from nature“ In it, I discussed the fact that in this part of the world, nature takes a break in the winter,...

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Slow down, take a cue from nature!

As I look around this time of year – leaves off the trees, flowers now brown, insects and other small creatures hidden away – I can’t help but think of the wisdom of Nature. Months ago, as the amount of daylight...

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