Archive for the 'winter' Category

21 Dec

A Cold Winter Solstice

¬†Winter Solstice has arrived – the shortest day of the year in daylight hours. Even though winter has just begun and the hardest weather is yet to come, there is consolation in the fact that each day is getting a bit longer. Of course the longer and shorter days don’t matter as much as one […]

05 Dec

A Cold Winter

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has always been a fun read for us New Englanders. Checking out what they have to say about the weather and the coming winter season is my favorite part. Well, this year, they are predicting a much colder than normal winter. We don’t usually take too much stock in what they […]

29 Jan

Lots of Robins

I haven’t seen any robins around my house, but just a couple miles away it was a different story. Temps have been in the single digits this past week with the night time ones below zero degrees. So I was very surprised to see all these robins. While driving into a small shopping center, I […]

21 Dec

Winter Arrives

The wind has been blowing strong since early this morning. It’s blowing in the first day of winter, which is also known as the Winter Solstice. It is also the shortest day of the year in daylight hours. Even though the whole winter season is ahead of us, it is always good to know that […]

12 Nov

Hummingbird Cam

This past summer I did several posts about the Osprey cams that we enjoyed watching during the season. A t that time I had discovered a Hummingbird one as well, but she was at the end of her season, so we didn’t get the full story. But her season has begun again, and she will […]

11 Feb

Backyard Bird Count

Each winter in the US, the Audubon Society conducts it’s annual Great Backyard Bird Count. I was involved in this many years ago, long before computers and online made it an easy thing to do. I had not given it too much thought these last years, but I ran across in article in the local […]

05 Feb

So Mild a Winter

We have not had a winter so mild in years. The only one I remember being this snow-free happened about 15 years ago. I was able to drive my little Z car until the end of January. Then all the winters after that had us buried under record snowfalls. I am sure the birds and […]

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