Tag Archives: cold

Adaptation

There are very few places on the planet where the temperature is ideal for human habitation all year long. Where is it 70-75 F degrees every day – Hawaii perhaps? For most of us, we have seasons where we must … Continue reading

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Winter

Yesterday we had another snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow upon us. Fortunately, we could stay home and watch it from our windows and didn’t have to drive anywhere. It was accompanied by a bitterly cold wind that made … Continue reading

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Frozen Lace

Lacy ice formations along the stream, fleeting and ephemeral, are abstract works of art.

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Glazed

Saturday night’s storm left every leaf and twig glazed with ice. With the temperatures dropping and predicted to stay below freezing for the rest of the week, ours will be a glittery, winter wonderland for a while.    

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Ice Feathers

Very cool ice formations today (pun intended)! It has been so frigid that what I call “ice feathers” have grown especially large and haven’t melted even at mid-day. Even the icicles have feathers!  Many parts of the stream that were open … Continue reading

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Keep Your Bird Feeders Well-Stocked!

When it’s really cold outside, you may find that food disappears from any bird feeders you maintain at a faster-than-normal rate. Birds (and other animals) burn more calories when it is cold. That means they need more food to maintain … Continue reading

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Autumn

Autumn Crisp air, cold, hurry, hurry! Nose sharp with dew, where’s my tissue? River running, chattering over the stones, Gurgling, bubbling, jug-jug-plop! Crisp, golden leaves scattered underfoot Ropes of bittersweet hanging from trees, Orange and gold curls of vine reveal … Continue reading

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